Developers show interest in third party Android markets

January 25, 2011: 4:13 PM ET

While Google's improving Android Market is still the focal point of developers for selling their Android apps, Amazon and Verizon's Markets are gaining some interest.

Appcelerator published an extensive report today, which details the changing trends of App developers on all platforms.  Of particular interest was where Google (GOOG) Android developers planned to sell their apps.  According to the 1500 responses, 37% of developers were interested in selling their App on Amazon while another 13% were interested in selling their app on the Verizon (VZ) app store.  Strangely, at least in relation to Apple (AAPL) who have only one official avenue to get your apps on their devices (the App Store), only 82%of developers planned on using Android's market.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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