Will Fragmentation Destroy Android?

Ricky Antonio Marin asks:

Will the thing that destroys Android be fragmentation?

I think the thing that destroys Android is ultimately what destroys any powerful ecosystem: outside forces, potentially ones that don’t even exist yet.

Yes, there’s a fair amount of fragmented experiences that Android users suffer… but Google has been working diligently on minimizing the impact of this reality.

When something “better” comes along, all but the faithful (and those whose income is centered on Android experiences) will move on to something else.

Honestly, I don’t know if a mass exodus would “destroy” Android – but it would severely cripple its ability to flourish, much like external forces “destroyed” Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform and/or BlackBerry’s entire endeavor.