In September of 2010, dev interest in Android tablets stood at 62%. As of this month, it is up to 74%. The BlackBerry PlayBook (deservedly) saw an equally large spike in interest after its appearance at the show. 16% of devs found it compelling in September, and 28% are interested now. The iPad saw gains- although they were much smaller, from 84% to 87%.
This survey also revealed that 57% of developers find price to be the most important factor in a tablet's success. That's badnews for the $799 Motorola Xoom. When looking towards the iPad 2, devs looked forward to new cameras, a USB slot and an improved retina display.
Finally, this new survey shows that Android has nearly succeeded in gaining as much dev interest (as a smartphone OS) as iOS. Apple holds the top spot in interest with 92% of developers 'very interested' in working on it. Android is a blisteringly close second, with 87%. Windows Phone 7 is far behind with just 36%...but that gap could close in short order.
Poor, possibly-doomed little MeeGo is at the very bottom, with just 6% of developers interested. It looks like my impressions from that developer's conference were right. MWC 2011 had better go really well for this fledgling OS, or I fear buzzards on the horizon.
Robert Evans The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive
Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast
moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows
where the mobile market is going.
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