Study Finds Developer Interest In Android Is Slowly ‘Eroding’


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Late last year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt announced that he firmly believed Android would overtake iOS as the first choice for mobile application developers within six months. But according to a new study conducted by IDC and Appcelerator, that’s not going to happen any time soon, as Android developers are slowly beginning to lose interest in the platform.

The companies surveyed over 2,000 of the 280,000 developers on Appcelerator’s mobile development platform this year, and found that there has been “a steady erosion of interest” in Google’s Android operating system.

Interest in Android development for smartphone has dropped from 86% to just 78%, while interest in Android development for tablets has dropped from 75% to 67%. In comparison, interest in developing for Apple’s iOS operating system has remained stable.

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