The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which developer Chris Bledsoe and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics around the investing world.
In today's edition Eric and Chris talk about the growing possibility of Android fragmentation. Samsung just reported a record quarter and is increasingly the dominant Android franchisee. The situation of having one handset maker with a majority market share could bring increasing friction between Samsung and Google. On Google's end, it will have more leverage and the company might be tempted to promote offerings from its soon-to-be-acquired Motorola unit. On Samsung's side, there's political pressure to not be reliant on another company's operating system, and it could be tempted to fork Android the way Amazon.com did with its Kindle Fire tablet. Whatever the end result, friction within the Android world could turn into 2012's top storyline.
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