What Android Fragmentation Looks Like

This seemingly random assortment of colorful rectangles, reminiscent of a terrible paint swatch accident, actually represents the state of Android fragmentation in 2014. OpenSignal, a website dedicated to mapping all things mobile, pulled together this data and saw 18,769 distinct devices downloading its app on… » 8/21/14 12:00pm 8/21/14 12:00pm

Just Look at How Much Worse Android Fragmentation Got Last Year

Android fragmentation has been a point of contention for many, many years. And the latest report from OpenSignal, the world's largest source of crowdsourced coverage information, suggests that it's only gotten worse over the last year. » 7/30/13 10:04am 7/30/13 10:04am

Why 3.5% Of Android Clocks Are an Hour Off

At OpenSignal, each datapoint we collect has two timestamps: the time the reading was taken and the time the reading was inserted into our server. Because we make extensive use of SQLite cacheing on devices, these times can be far apart - sometimes up to the order of weeks. The app reading time, however, should… » 6/14/13 3:12pm 6/14/13 3:12pm