Android-based cellular phones have cornered a large slice of the smart phone industry and it has tickled Android app developers throughout the world. For the past couple of years, a large number of impressive smart phone and product applications for Android operating system have been designed. The sensation of Android tablets has put gusts of wind into the sails of Android tablet app development.
Android was designed specifically for mobile devices. Within a few years of its release, it has become the second most widely used operating system for smartphones and tablet devices. Other than the applications that can be purchased, there are scores of apps in Android market that can be downloaded for free.
Working on Android puts you in an excellent position of addressing a bigger audience than the iOS community. Since Android hardware devices come in different screen sizes, processor types, custom APIs, etc., it also poses more challenges to maintain similar execution performances and user experiences in such variations.
Android app store, at present, is stocked with more than 500,000 apps, many of which are absolutely free. The rate at which apps for Android are being developed is much higher than the app development rate for any other operating system for mobile devices.
With the passage of time, free apps available from the Android market are constantly increasing and a third party app development is playing its role in the popularity of Android.