Leaked Google Memo Suggests Future Android Handsets To Run Latest Version Of The OS

A leaked Google memo gives us strong hope that future Android handsets will only launch with the latest (or near latest) version of the Android OS. Fragmentation is one issue that Google has yet to tackle, while Apple is performing many times better. iOS 7 adoption stands at an impressive 82%, whereas Android 4.4 KitKat sums up a meager 1.8% of the market share, despite having been launched several months ago. Its predecessor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, has been gaining market share faster than KitKat, which of course is the most recent and recommended flavor of Android that every new handset should taste.

Perhaps this-

"Starting February 2014, Google will no longer approve GMS distribution on new Android products that ship older platform releases. Each platform release will have a 'GMS approval window' that typically closes nine months after the next Android platform release is publicly available."

...might be the cure to the dreaded "F" word in the world of mobile OSes.