Out of the group, 59% feel that Android has the best long-term outlook, compared to 35% for iOS. On the other hand, 75% of those asked feel that iOS has the best short-term benefits, based on the success of the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.
Developers see Android as the safer bet in the future because of the multitude of devices which can utilize it. Apple’s iOS is limited to Apple products, whereas Android can be built into any device or platform by any manufacturer. For example. developers cited products like Google TV as being very appealing to work with in the future.
The survey also suggests that developers feel that Google and Apple will be the only real companies duking it out for tablet supremacy, with just 15% of developers expressing interest in Palm’s WebOS platform, and 14% for RIM’s Blackberry tablet OS.