Mobile application developers are expressing frustration and disappointment in Google’s Android operating system, although those feelings are tempered with the hope that Android will improve as it matures.
That’s a tough environment for Google to expand significantly into the mobile operating system space, particularly in the face of the probable onslaught from a new Apple tablet expected this autumn. While several more handset makers, including Motorola, are expected to release new Android-based devices in the next few months, Apple is going to attract even more developers to its ecosystem, and even though Microsoft is unpopular with the hip set, the creaky vendor from Redmond is doing its best to attract developers – something it’s always done fairly well. Google will also face increased competition from Nokia and Research in Motion, each of which is also building out app stores that will attract a significant number of mobile app developers.
To read more, please see Android Boosted By 'Blind Dogma' on my Technology Insights blog at BNET.