It’s nearly impossible to talk about smart phones and the proliferation of such devices without hearing about Google’s Android operating system. Android is currently the most widely used smartphone operating system in the world, with over 1 billion Android devices activated as of September 2013. And as of November 2013, Android had carved itself an 80% slice of the global smartphone market pie.
And with a recent survey finding that over 70% of mobile developers currently write software for Android, there is no denying the immense popularity of the platform. If you plan to release a mobile application, you shouldn’t even mention the idea without also discussing your plans to develop for the impressive throng of Android users.