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Android fragmentation 'is an absolute nightmare'

Craig Chapple
Android fragmentation 'is an absolute nightmare'

The continued fragmentation of the Android market is an absolute nightmare for game developers and testing firms, QA experts have told Develop.

Speaking as part of a roundtable looking at the state of QA and localisation in games, Testronic operations director Chris Rowley said the issue of differing mobile devices was accelerating, and believes the problem won’t be fixed anytime soon.

“The fragmentation around Android is an absolute nightmare, and it’s actually accelerating,” he said. “We’ve always tried to focus on the top 20 or so of the most popular platforms, but that isn’t consistent across different territories. It’s worse than PC in some ways. And there’s no interest from manufacturers to standardise across devices.”

Head over to Develop for more details.

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