Anyone who thinks Android is not attracting developers in significant numbers may need to take a step back and rethink that position. Android app web site AndroLib shows 10,072 apps are available for download.
A major portion of those apps, 64.2 percent, are free. It is apparent that developers are churning out programs for the platform in decent numbers. It sure makes the 50 apps in the Palm Pre App Catalog look paltry. Sure, Android has been in developers’ hands longer than the WebOS that is used in the Pre, but the primary difference between the two platforms can be summed up in two words — open source.