IDC: Android leads iOS in mobile and TV developer interest

September 27, 2010: 11:24 AM ET

Developers seem to be interested in the type of numbers that Android is producing.

According to an Appcelerator/IDC report published today, mobile developers have a growing interest in developing for Google's (GOOG) Android, even over Apple's (AAPL) iOS platform. The interest is likely related, at least in part, to Android's exploding market share.

72% of developers say Android "is best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future," compared to 25% for iOS. As we'll show in more detail, this begins to explain why 59% of developers now favor Android's long-term outlook, vs. 35% for iOS.

Interestingly, while the future is bright for Android in the Mobile space, the present still belongs to Apple...


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