Developer Interest in Android Spurred by Tablets

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A new survey from IDC has revealed that developer interest in Google's Android platform is increasing and may soon overtake interest in Apple's iOS. According to the research firm, 92 percent of surveyed developers are interested in developing for the iOS platform and 87 percent showed an interest in developing for the Android platform, reports.


The flurry of new Android tablets, including offerings from Cisco, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola and OpenPeak, is driving interest in Android up amongst developers, according to TechNews. According to the survey, 74 percent of developers are interested in developing applications for Android tablets. In addition, 82 percent of the surveyed developers said they want to distribute their applications through the Android Market, which should be music to Google's ears.


Android platform manager Eric Chu said the company was "not happy" with the lack of progress the platform was making, especially among professional developers, says TG Daily. Chu said the company was working diligently to remove two barriers it sees impeding developer interest: carrier billing and "in-app" purchases.

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