Apple gets developer momentum as Android fragments, survey finds.

This article titled “Apple gets developer momentum as Android fragments, survey finds” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 26th April 2011 07.01 UTC

App developer interest is shifting back toward Apple as fragmentation and “tepid” interest in current Android tablets chips away at Google’s recent gains in momentum, according to a new survey of more than 2,700 developers around the world.

The survey by mobile cloud platform Appcelerator with the analysts International Data Corporation (IDC) – to which The Guardian has had exclusive access ahead of publication – suggests that interest in Android has hit a plateau – but equally that those developers do not think Microsoft, BlackBerry-maker RIM or HP can catch up on Apple and Google, which between them have around half a million apps available for their phones and tablets.

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