As per a recent study from AdMob – the world’s largest mobile advertising networks, it seems that atleast 70% of the existing iPhone developers are planning to write apps for Android. Without a doubt Android is currently the most promising mobile OS, this research just makes that fact even more clear. “More than 70% of iPhone developers plan to develop for Android over the next six months and close to half of Android developers (48%) plan to develop for iPhone.”
Things don’t look too good for webOS and Symbian. Most developers for these two operating systems, do not plan to write any more apps. Windows 6.x is dead, so let’s not even consider that. Let’s wait for Windows Mobile 7 instead.
As for Android, the number of available apps (30,000) is still far less than that of iPhone (140,000). But at the current rate, it is likely that the number will surpass that of iPhone. Is it because Android is free, open source and support true multi-tasking? Or, there is more to it?