Why don't designers take Android seriously?(cennydd.co.uk)

over 6 years ago from Sanchit Gupta, User Experience Lead at MassMutual

  • Jamie MartinJamie Martin, over 6 years ago

    The fragmentation thing isn't true.

    In theory there are 18 sub-versions of Android. In reality 6 different versions cover 98% of the Android user base. There are over 10,000 Android devices on the market, but only 3 different screen sizes for smartphones.

    You could do what Facebook did with Home and only support 6 or 8 devices initially and cover 90% of your userbase.

    More reading: http://blog.instabridge.com/post/57424346106/dealing-with-android-fragmentation-how-bad-is-it-for

    1 point
    • John FlynnJohn Flynn, over 6 years ago

      This is a good point in practice, until you start to get angry comments and death threats because you have bugs on/untested issues/don't support a vocal user's specific device, your page/site quickly flooded with petitions and 1-star reviews.

      3 points