So, not only is fragmentation of the Android ecosystem under control, apps are being ported to MIPS. That means the universe of folks running anything but that other OS just keeps getting larger.
“In the Android ecosystem there is a big push to make sure that any app that runs on Android runs on any platform that is able to run Android – x86 to ARM to MIPS – the application should just work. Vij added that MIPS is also working with developers of apps that use native code to port their applications to the MIPS platform and that the process can be as simple as an eight minute recompile.”
The reason MIPS is huge is that China is growing a MIPS-like hardware locally and can be totally independent of Wintel from start to finish. That is freedom and it is welcome in China as anywhere else. China is large enough to be its own market for any technology.