Android data and market share
Android is a mobile operating system (OS) by Google that uses Linux Kernel. Its founders are Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White, and started the OS in 2003 . There are different versions of the OS for Android Auto, Android TV or Android Wear. According to an IDC report, Android smartphones market share has increased from the 81.4% on the 2016Q4 to an 85% on the 2017Q1. Android OS is the only one growing year after year in the market, selling more than 350,000 devices with Android just in the last quarter of 2016. Nowadays, there are: 2,800,000 Android apps on the app stores.
Android released Android O’s developer preview on March and since then, Google’s OS has released 3 other Android O developer previews since then to fix some bugs and optimize the OS. Moreover, Google I/O is the most known event for Android app developers worldwide where Android has a strong presence.
Why you should develop an Android app
Nowadays, Android is the most extended mobile platform around the world with more than 2 billion active users monthly. The validation process by the Google Play Store for mobile apps is faster and easier than in other app stores. Since Android is the most used platform, the development tools offered are very advanced. Since lots of mobile app developers use Android, the bugs and errors that they might find are reported and fixed faster than in other OS. The leading smartphone companies are using Android OS for their mobile devices: Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, Sony or Huawei.
What app project owners can find on the AppFutura Android directory
In this Android app development companies directory you will find the best Android developers worldwide with reviews validated by the AppFutura team. You can work with these Android app developers within our platform using our safe escrow payment system.
You can check some of the Android app projects we have on our marketplace