Andy Rubin: Android updates will be slowed to one per year
Andy Rubin, head of the Android platform at Google, was recently interviewed by the Silicon Valley Mercury News, addressing some concerns that people have with Android. He acknowledged that Android has been growing rapidly since its initial release, which he believes was more like a .8 version of the OS rather than a full version 1.0. Rubin went on to say that Android updates are going to be coming around twice a year and will eventually be slowed to only one update per year when everything settles down. This strategy should help to quiet worries about Android fragmentation. Finally, Rubin discussed the different places we'll be seeing Android in the future, explaining that they're doing everything they can to get the platform into cars, TVs, computers, etc. With this news and the recent popularity of the platform, it looks like Android will be around for quite a while.