Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Exactly six months ago, Eric Schmidt made a remark that in the near future, developers might want to focus on Android first, instead of iOS. While developers haven't moved to Android-first, iOS-later en masse, there's no denying that we're seeing more and more former iOS exclusives move towards Android.
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chithanh
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2006-06-18

The barrier to entry for Android app development is much lower than for the competing platforms.

A $300 PC/notebook running the OS of your choice, with a $150 Android phone and a $25 publisher account (one-time registration fee) will get you started.

In contrast, developing e.g. for iOS means you need expensive Apple hardware and a $99 per year Apple developer account. Symbian/WP7 also demand yearly payments.

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