A new study by GigaOM Pro suggests that mobile developers are targeting Android at a faster rate than iOS. According to study of 352 app developers, iOS is still the dominate app platform, but when asked which platform developers plan to target in the next year, Android sees a larger percentage growth.
It could be that developers have already addressed iOS and are now turning more of their attention to the Android ecosystem. Or it could be that the ever growing Android matrix means developers need to focus more of their efforts on the open source platform to keep up with the different OS versions and devices. The sudden surge in Android tablets – which recently saw two new Kindle Nook’s hit the marketing – is likely adding another incentive to focus on Android. Either way, get ready for more Android app testing.
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