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Will Android apps dominate the market and speed to the top?

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Will Android apps dominate the market and speed to the top?
Android is in full swing and the sleepy giant within is about to wake up and make some strong waves. It was almost unheard of last year, after the release of the T-Mobile G1 in the US, to fathom the events that would transpire to make the platform become a dominant figure in the mobile world. Apple took their iPhone platform to the next level with the advent of the App Store – others soon followed suit with their own to compete in this new arena. Now this might as well become Android's year with a good chunk of developers taking the plunge of devoting significant resources to the mobile platform. We may soon see a boom in the amount of Android apps that are made available with the recent announcements of handsets making their way. San Francisco based metrics company, Flurry, stated that they've seen an unprecedented 94 percent increase in the number of projects started by Android developers between September and October. That's definitely an eye opening figure right there – which could indicate future trends of where it could go when more devices are made available across the globe. With Android slowly creeping up and becoming a part of almost every carrier's lineup, it's almost inevitable to think how much penetration they'll have in the app world. According to Gartner Research, it's expected that over 75 million Android handsets will ship in 2012, making Android become only number two behind Symbian as the most popular mobile operating system. We'd gather that developers would want to get as much exposure – making Android the perfect choice to branch out.

via GigaOM

Will Android apps dominate the market and speed to the top?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)

QUICK QUESTION. I have bin with VZ for a year now and I want to know how I can upgrade my lg dare to a smartphone I know I need to wait for 2years but I can't wait that long especially with the new androids that are about to be released I am aware that I would have to change my plan and im in a famillyshare plan and I am the account owner can anyone give me any suggestions????

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 23:21

2. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

If your plan is 79.99 or higher and you have had your handset for more than a year then you can do an early upgrade and get the two year price of any phone you want. Just check with VZW to see if you are eligable.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 23:33

3. jedetestevzw (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)

with verizon u can actually get a 1 year upgrade it will cost a little bit more

posted on 28 Oct 2009, 22:10

4. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

You could also simply add another line to your existing family share plan for another $10/month, if you don't already have five lines on your fam share plan.

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