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Developers losing interest in Android, switching focus to iOS

Developers losing interest in Android, switching focus to iOS
Sure, it may be true that over 500,000 Android devices get activated on a daily basis, but iOS appears to be a more tempting platform for software developers despite the booming popularity of Google's mobile operating system. At least, that is what the data collected in a recent survey conducted by the guys at Flurry Analytics indicates.

According to the research, which has collected data from over 45,000 independent software development companies, iOS-tailored projects started in the second quarter of 2011 outnumber Android ones for the same period by a ratio of about 3 to 1. In comparison, that ratio stood at about 2 to 1 during the first three months of the year. It is also worth noting that this is the second consecutive quarter in which more and more developers are seemingly shifting their focus to iOS, even though Android's popularity has been on the rise over the course of the entire 2010.

There are two major reasons given for all the attention that iOS is getting from developers – the launch of the iPad 2 and the fact that the iPhone 4 was made available for Verizon. It is hard to imagine how the numbers would shift if the iPhone makes it to Sprint and T-Mobile as well, and it seems like Android may be in trouble if that happens.

source: Flurry via AllThingsD


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