Google's Biggest Mistakes With Android

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Android’s momentum with consumers is super strong, but with developers it is flatlining, according to a new survey from research firm IDC and mobile software company Appcelertor.The firms surveyed 2,760 developers to get their take on what’s happening in the mobile world.

Apple’s iPhone and iPad platforms are attracting more interest from developers than the Android phone platforms.

Developers are shying away from Android because the platform is still too fragmented, they don’t see Android tablets catching on immediately, and they can make more money with Apple.

This is good news for Apple, which is rapidly losing market share to Google’s mobile software.

As Android picks up more consumers, it stands to reason it will could garner more developer interest. As it gains more developer interest, it gains unique, potentially better, applications, making it an even more attractive platform for consumers.

So far, that scenario isn’t playing out as developers are turned off by the shortcomings of Android.

We’ve gathered all the relevant slides and charts from the survey, it’s worth a glance if you’re interested in how the mobile wars are playing out right now.

Apple is still the most popular platform, with iPad development ranking above Android

Developers are most worried about fragmentation with Android

Fragmentation, however, can mean a lot of different things. Developers are generally fearing developing for multiple platforms.

Developers are excited about Android software for tablets, but they are lukewarm on Android tablets available so far.

Developers don't think Microsoft, HP, or RIM catch Apple or Google

Developers were interested in the Microsoft-Nokia partnership.

Developers think Microsoft is just too far behind.

Developers still think building apps is more important than mobile websites, but they need both

Developers like the mobile web because it works across all platforms

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