Tweetdeck beta for Android highlights fragmentation of Android OS
Hint for Microsoft: do what Apple does, couple software and hardware.
During the beta testing period (which is closing soon), Tweetdeck analysed the handsets and the different firmwares on the 36,427 active beta testers Android smartphones, collating a very interesting set of statistics in the process.
Tweetdeck’s detailed its findings in a blog post, highlighting the extreme fragmentation of the Android OS, the massive number of custom ROM’s and weird phone names that cropped up in its reports. Tweetdeck doesn’t mind, anyone using its app is considered a bonus for them, just take a look at the following graphs and see with your own eyes the sheer number of customisations present in the Android ecosystem.