2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Forks, Fragmentation and the Future of Android

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 5:45PM

JW Marriott
Salon A
110 E 2nd St

Android powers more than 80% of smartphones worldwide and shipped on over 1 billion devices in 2014. However the hidden story in these numbers is that Android forks now account for over 20% of the global Android ecosystem and 41% of new devices. Early on “fragmentation" was an issue of screen size, display density, and platform version. The new “fragmentation” is forked versions of the OS and alternate app stores. This workshop explores the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and popular forks like Cyanogen, FireOS, and MIUI, as well as Google Play Services (Google’s fork of Android). We will introduce specific strategies to help developers reach a wider audience with their applications.


Hashtags: #sxsw #forkaosp


Chuck Greb at SXSW

Chuck Greb

Lead Mobile Developer


Location and maps. Open source and unit testing. Mostly Android. Also Kotlin.


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