According to VisionMobile’s research, 67 percent of developers prefer to work with Android OS. 850 developers took part in the research of the market analysis and strategy company, and 36 percent of them work with Windows Phone, so Microsoft’s platform is in the seventh place now, giving way to Symbian, BlackBerry, Java ME, Mobile Web and iOS.
The interest towards Microsoft’s OS seems to have decreased (39 percent of developers used to work with it in 2010), but the good news is that 32 percent of developers said they are planning to start working with WP7 in the nearest future. Do you think 32 percent isn’t that much? Well, maybe, but what will you say when you learn that Android is the first among the platforms the developers are going to use in future, and only 35 percent voted for it. So Windows Phone is in the second place here, and even iOS and BlackBerry, not to mention Symbian, are left behind.
I guess the wish of the developers to start working with WP7 is somehow connected with the agreement of Microsoft and Nokia and the upcoming Nokia phones based on WP7. If Nokia and Microsoft really manage to create great smartphones and make each other popular, no wonder a bigger number of developers will want to create software and applications for them.
By the way, if you’re interested, here is the list of the platforms the developers are planning to use: