Google's approach to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the version of its OS designed for tablets, has drawn criticism recently over the search giant's refusal to release the source code
to OEMs; now, it seems, that could be part of a push to reduce fragmentation. According to DigiTimes
' sources, Google is considering "standardizing" not only the Honeycomb software but collaborating with ARM to standardize the chipsets Android 3.0 will run on. Meanwhile, BusinessWeek
claims execs from multiple big name companies have confirmed that Google now insists on "non-fragmentation clauses" from partners hoping to have the earliest access to Android code, limiting the changes they can make to the UI, services and apps, and even which companies they can partner with.