With a plethora of supported devices on the market – from the Motorola Droid to Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, and HTC devices – there is no getting around diversity in screen sizes and screen densities. Does it look like a major challenge for an Android developer? Yes – but Android still offers far greater business opportunities than any other mobile platform.
Google has sparked open-source enthusiasm around Android by making the code base non-commercial and giving carte blanche to Android app developers to go to town on their most creative mobile and tablet ideas.
Loyal developer community
Open source means low cost of market entry and nurtures a loyal community of Android developers, who contribute to the further evolution of Android ecosystem.
Exceptional level of customization
Android development is free from dogmas and overbearing standards. Android gives unparalleled flexibility both to its users and Android app developers. Just think of replacement keyboards with no lookalike solutions for other mobile and tablet platforms, rich customizable home screen widgets, and a flexible notification system yet unrivalled by any other mobile or tablet platform!
Great support for content-consumption
Android has a line of content-oriented devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook, which are a perfect fit for content consumption. They are the unbeaten leaders among e-book devices – great for reading news, flipping through digital versions of glossy magazines, or simply enjoying a book.