Developers Move To Android Over IPhone

Posted: Jul 28 2010, 2:29pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:43am CDT, in News | Technology News

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While the App Store has a big numeric advantage over the App Market, that could soon be heading for a change. A new study claims that Android is now the most popular platform for developers. TechEye reports that Vision Mobile has just finished a comprehensive study which shows that 60% of developers have or are currently working on Android.

This compares favorably to the iPhone OS and Java ME, both of which have adoption rates hovering around 50%. The iPhone still has a commanding lead; over 225,000 apps compared to Android's 72k. However, this news means that it is only a matter of time before we see a major upset. Developers prefer the little green robot. Unless Apple can increase their draw, they may soon find themselves with the second largest app selection.

Most developers (75%) cited market penetration as the primary reason for their choice of a platform. Revenue potential (55%) was the second largest factor. In the eyes of most developers, Android has (or will soon have) an edge in both categories. Image shows new Android Fanboy T-shirt.

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