Don’t Avoid The ‘Droid

by: | May 19, 2010

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Google I/O

Today was the first day of Google I/O, the annual developer event for all things Google, including the Android platform. We’ve got our San Francisco based Android app developers on-site and they’re excited about today’s announcements.

What a difference a year makes! Last year, there were just a few devices available from a limited number of carriers. Now there are over 60 compatible Android devices from 21 manufacturers in 48 countries. The devices are spread across 59 carriers worldwide. In the United States every wireless carrier offers Android based phones.

There are dozens of models to choose from at various price points, as well as additional form factors, such as tablets and e-book readers. And Google announced today that Intel, Sony and Logitech are going to bring Android onto TV sets. Can you imagine the app possibilities? We can!

Android Market Share

The Android platform has made some major market share strides in the last 12 months, driven largely by the full court push by Verizon to bring ‘Droid into the mainstream. As a result, there are now 100,000 Android phones being activated each day (over 35 million a year). In the first quarter of 2010 in North America, Android sales grew 707% compared to the same period last year. The Android Marketplace now has over 50,000 applications available for download and is growing at a rate of 10,000 more applications each month.

This momentum has some analysts predicting that by 2012 Android will overtake the iPhone and become the most popular smart phone platform in the United States, ahead of the iPhone and the BlackBerry. Be ahead of the curve and develop your Android app now!

Android App Developers

With all this excitement behind the Android platform we strongly recommend that you “Don’t Avoid The ‘Droid”. We offer a broad range of Android application developer services. ArcTouch can design and develop a custom Android application for you, or help you port an existing iPhone app over to Android. Our Android app developers have broad mobile development experience and a world-class Java background.

Contact us today and let us show you how.