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App Developers Double Down on Android Tablets

“Bet that prices will fall, creating mass market for their ware”
Mobile developers are betting that a wave of Android tablets this year floats their application boats, according to a survey published today. The rush to cash in on an expected Android bonanza will also solidify the mobile race into a two-horse contest between Google and Apple, and put other operating systems into a hole that may be tough to climb out from, the survey said.

Android Tablet 

Android Tablets are the Future

"The question from most developers is 'After iPhone, where do I go? Android or iPad?' Developers believe Android tablets will have a massive impact on consumer computing."

The poll, conducted two weeks ago by Appcelerator and research firm IDC, polled more than 2,200 developers who use Appcelerator's Titanium cross-platform compiler to produce mobile applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

The Survey

Of the developers surveyed, 92% were "very interested" in creating apps for the iPhone, while 87% answered the same for Android-based smartphones, a five point jump since the last poll three months ago. But it was the response to tablet app development that caught the eye.

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