Google Android May Be An Asylum For Apple iPhone Application Developers

Posted Jun 23, 2008

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) online Application store will be huge the company as investment bank, Piper Jaffray estimates that the store alone will increase Apple’s sales by $1.2 billion.  The only problem is that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is providing an outlet for the developers that get rejected by Apple’s Application store.

Since Google Android is more open, developers may turn to create applications for that platform instead.  The only way that Apple will be able to retain developer interest is through the sales and hype that is already integrated around Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone. The hype is already there and it’s hard to take-away from it, but we haven’t even began to see what Google Android is capable of yet.  All we know is that Google Android has been delayed.

The reason for Android’s delay is most likely due to Apple’s iPhone 3G upcoming launch on July 11.  Google may need some additional time to strategize competive moves against Apple. Google Android will be touch screen and will include a new version of our favorite ghost eating pizza-shaped hero, Pac-Man.

Since Apple iPhone will only work on AT&T, they are limiting the number of consumers that would want their phones.  Google Android is making their product available across a plethora of telecommunication companies.  Which would you rather make an application for: AT&T or one that works with every other telecomm company?