Android Is Suddenly In A Lot Of Trouble – Business Insider
The mobile story for 2011 was the rise of Android.
It looks like the mobile story for 2012 is not going to be so good for Android. It appears as though the operating system is in choppy waters, and is suddenly facing a lot of trouble.
We’re going to lay out all the small and big problems we’re seeing for Android in this post.
Let’s start with the number one news story of the year: Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion. This is bad news for Android, because it shows that a developer can build a massively successfully product that the world goes crazy for without even using Android.
You could argue that Instagram wouldn’t have sold for $1 billion if it hadn’t gone to Android and seen an immediate spike in activations. But, the truth of the matter is that Instagram was fielding offers from Facebook before it was on Android, and it could have raised a round at $500 million without Android.
This sends a clear message to developers: Build on iOS first, Android second.