Google has launched a set of software tools meant to increase Android’s developer pool, which is an obvious attempt to conquer rival Apple’s app-dom.
With the App Store now boasting more than 215,000 applications, Google’s Android has quite some work ahead if it wants to conquer Apple. The average iPhone customer downloaded 12.6 applications over the last 90 days, while other mobile subscribers average less than half that, per Yankee Group.
“I don’t want to dismiss it as an obvious move to better compete with Apple,” said David Berkowitz, senior director of emerging media and innovation at 360i, New York. “It is a very smart move since a lot of the Android brand is built on this mindset. Read further.