engine - 12:39 pm on Nov 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
This step has taken way too long, imho, but I welcome it now
Recognizing that fragmentation of the Android platform frustrates consumers and developers alike, Google is looking to put a stop to it.
The company has modified its legal agreement with developers working on Android apps to specifically prohibit them from any action that could contribute to further fragmentation of the mobile platform. The anti-fragmentation clause was recently added to the Android SDK licensing terms and conditions, which developers must accept in order to build Android apps.
Google Tackles Android Fragmentation With New SDK Licensing Agreement [news.cnet.com]