Six months ago, Google’s Eric Schmidt predicted that Android would be the No. 1 choice of developers by . . . right now. According to analysts, his psychic powers have hardly been proven.
"There are so many manufacturers who are working so hard to distribute Android phones globally that . . . you will want to develop for that platform—perhaps even first—over the next six months."
Eric Schmidt, Google chairman
"Developers have not shown any increased interest in developing for Android since June 2011. The Android market continues to suffer from commerce friction and fragmentation among devices."
Peter Farago, Flurry Analytics
A version of this article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.