Android a Money Loser for Manufacturers and Software Developers?

Vendors selling Android phones are not seeing profits – or brand loyalty – according to recent reports.

Android also does not appear to be working out very well for app developers in general – according to Distimo (May 2011) around 20% of the free apps available in the Android Market have not achieved 100 downloads, and the majority (51.8%) of free applications have been downloaded less than 1,000 times to date. More significantly, 80% of all paid applications have failed to get more than 100 downloads.   And those developers who are making sales are having difficulty getting paid by Google.

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