At the moment Google is updating its Android OS about two times per year, Andy Rubin founder of Android has said that Google intends to slow down the rate it updates the OS to around once a year.
This could be good news for Android as it could lead to less fragmentation between manufacturers, many of which update their handsets to the latest version of Google’s Android OS some time after it has been released.
“Our product cycle is now, basically twice a year, and it will probably end up being once a year when things start settling down, because a platform that’s movin–it’s hard for developers to keep up,” Rubin said. “I want developers to basically leverage the innovation. I don’t want developers to have to predict the innovation.”
This would also be good news for developers who would have longer to develop appications in between each update, and once a year is similar to what Apple does with the iPhone as major updates are usually released annually.
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