Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment. ....
What solutions to this increasing issue did Google offer at IO? One appeared to be Instant Apps, a mechanism it plans to roll out later this year that will enable components of apps to launch and run on systems dating back to Jelly Bean, reaching at least 75 percent of Google Play's active users. A second article examines the issues Instant Apps seek to address.
That's not a solution at all. It's an admission of failure, that Android phones are rubbish. It's like Microsoft trying to push Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 and only getting it on new-installs when the hardware hasn't significantly changed since the Windows XP hardware. Like even today, current "Atom/Celeron" hardware is no more powerful than a 1999 Pentium III
If this is what failure and doom looks like, most companies would welcome it: