Design

The Fragmented World of Android


One big advantage Apple’s (AAPL) iOS has, at least as far as app developers are concerned: It comes in only a few screen sizes. If you’re coding a game for an iPhone, for example, it’s not much of a hassle to tweak it for iPads, too.

As for Android devices, which come in hundreds of different shapes and sizes (and may be running older versions of the operating system), it’s a different story:

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Stone is a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek in San Francisco. He is the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Little, Brown; October 2013). Follow him on Twitter @BradStone.

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