App fans may wish to trade in mobiles in favour of Android handsets

23/03/2011

App Fans May Wish To Trade In Mobiles In Favour Of Android Handsets

Those who love to play with all the latest apps should trade in their mobile phones and splash out on an Android handset, if one expert is to be believed.

Michael Morgan, senior analyst of mobile devices at ABI Research, predicted the operating system is set to grow and overtake iPhone as the primary platform for such tools.

He noted it is to become the favoured option of app developers, with the Android operating system likely to grow in size and increase its capacity for technology.

"I believe in the near future a shift will occur whereby Android will become the primary platform for application development and iPhone operating system will become the secondary target," explained Mr Morgan.

The expert added developers will choose to produce apps for a platform that is seen to welcome the production of innovative titles.

A survey by GetJar recently found almost 40 per cent of consumers plan to switch to Android when they next buy a new mobile.

Posted by Simon Thomas