Google is finally helping developers fight back against smartphone manufacturers breaking how Android apps work

Ryne Hager

Android Police


Google is finally helping developers fight back against smartphone manufacturers breaking how Android apps work

We dance around it and claim that it's less of an issue every year, but Android still has problems because of fragmentation. One of the most annoying ways fragmentation can still manifest is when smartphone manufacturers mess with how apps work and behave, breaking expected behaviors or adjusting how they work to plump out battery life. This means that, from phone to phone and manufacturer to manufacturer, apps can behave differently than customers expect, offering an inconsistent experience and a developer support nightmare.

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