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Is Having the Latest Version of Android All That Important?

When we’re talking about Google Android, “fragmentation” is a word that you see tossed around like a grenade that explodes and ignites flame wars across the Internet. It refers to the fact that Android, by its very nature, is open to a variety of versions and interpretations across, as opensignal.com counted even back in 2012, “3997 distinct devices” offered through many different manufacturers and carriers (I can only imagine there are lots more by now). On the plus side, this means that there’s probably a version of Android paired with a device that’s perfect for you, and plenty of apps — many of them open source — to do your bidding. On the minus side, this means that you might feel shorted if a new version of Android is released and your device manufacturer or carrier takes its sweet time in giving you its interpretation (if ever)…

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