Originally Posted by nathris
Way to take that out of context. You don't work for Engadget do you?
Rovio was simply commenting that they were releasing a lite version for the 2 year old 1st gen Android phones running older roms, instead of pulling an Apple and just abandoning their old devices.
The biggest problem was the massive performance gains going from 1.6->2.1 and 2.1->2.2, which by the way HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH HARDWARE.
Every Android phone running 2.2 (even the G1), and a good number of them running 2.1 will run pretty much any app in the marketplace without issue.
What this goes to mean ... -drum roll please- is a standardization of the market. Just like the HTC hero didn't get 2.2 and loads of others, they put hardware limits on who gets what upgrade. This is why we have variance, suppliers like Motorola make it so. This is why devs have a headache working with all the different types of android there is. Once they standardize tegra 2 for tablets then we will know which tablet gets what upgrade and devs can account for that. Not sure why it's the case but it is what it is, so no rockchip tablet or Cortex A9 won't just jump in the mix. I never said one word about CPU or hardware, don't go on to insult then dick. That cheap feature phone probably is running donut. Hey my Streak runs 1.6 just fine. Some apps aren't compatible is all.
Back to your orginal post, like uou said any phone can run an app, but they aren't compatible with every phones OS version, thus fragmentation occurs. If they made it one CPU, standard OS, problem solved. Like windows 7 phones does, they put limits on the minimum bar is.