26 Apr '11, 10am

Android tablets don't impress, gap widens: Survey

Android tablets don't impress, gap widens: Survey

An employee demonstrates a Blackberry Playbook tablet in Chicago. Google's Android platform has lost some allure for software developers still smitten with Apple, while Research In Motion and Microsoft have fallen further behind the two leaders. -- PHOTO: AFP TORONTO - GOOGLE'S Android platform has lost some allure for software developers still smitten with Apple, while Research In Motion and Microsoft have fallen further behind the two leaders, according to a survey on what devices new apps are likely to be developed for. Developers seem to have tempered their enthusiasm for the onslaught of tablet computers being launched to try to rival the runaway success of Apple's iPad. Both Android for tablets and RIM's just-launched PlayBook have faded, the survey, released on Tuesday, showed. Developer intent is a useful indicator of broader interest in a platform as consumers are...

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