Despite the death of Android news that the iPhone lovers would like to spread, research firm Canalys remains positive about Android. Although some may view fragementation as a bad thing, Canalys contends that manufacturers are taking advantage of the free open source OS to get more smartphones in the hands of more people across the world.
By using Android in a variety of form factors and hardware specifications, manufacturers are able to cut the cost of smartphone devices and make them more affordable to customers that would typically get feature phones. Putting more smartphones in more hands is a good thing.
While vendors are pushing their costs down they are growing Android in fact Android shipments have increased 1000% compared to the same periods in 2009.