Trends Report

Brief: 2015 Mobile App Developer Platform Preferences

Android Extends Its Global Lead, iOS Shines In North America, And Windows Gains Ground As A Third Player

November 25th, 2015
Jeffrey Hammond
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Claudia Tajima , Bill Nagel


In 2015, Android and iOS devices still capture the dominant share of mobile developers' attention. But the gap between the also-rans and at least one of these two leading mobile operating systems (OSes) is shrinking. There are also significant differences in how developers in different geographic regions prioritize the mobile platforms they target. This brief looks at which mobile phone and tablet OSes application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should target when they build mobile apps in 2016.

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