Tag : iOS vs. Android

Is Android App Developers Losing to iOS?

The fact remains that Android growth over the past year and half is tremendous. Google has introduced new features, fixed bugs and work to make Android better but sadly Google depends on middleman for example like carriers and hardware manufacturers to provides updates and still several phones runs older versions of the operating system (OS) in spite of the source code of the newest version is out in the open market.

A glimpse from the developer section of Android website reveals to us that more than half of the Android phones still ride Froyo- version which is more than a year but even the latest version of the operating system Gingerbread reports for fewer than 20% of Android phones.

Flurry, an analytics firm has published a statement which shows that Android is losing its charm –as developers are concerned. Keeping the sample audience surveys in mind, Folks let’s have a look at the thought course through a developers’ mentality.

Download Base

May be for now Android is running high in terms of smartphone market share with approximately 135 million devices, the iOS ecosystem has beat Android in terms of number of devices out in the market. Here, iOS developers developed apps for the iPhone and also for the iPads, iPod touch and now for Mac which accounts to around 200 millions devices. Looking at the target audience of 200 million and 135 million, people will prefer to opt for higher.

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