Maybe it will be "fourth time the charm" for app developers if Apple launches the next iteration of its iOS 8 beta.
With Android now accounting for almost 50 percent of all mobile impressions served, it is catching up to iOS on the monetization front, according to Opera Mediaworks.
Consumers are spending 65 percent more time using mobile apps than they were two years ago, according to data recently released by Nielsen. The company's report was based on data gathered through its on-device software, Mobile NetView 3.0, from more than 5,000 panelists using iOS and Android who were 18 years old or older.
Freemium apps contributed almost half of Google Play downloads in May and revenue from freemium apps grew to around 98 percent of total worldwide Google Play revenue in the same month, according to App Annie.
There were at least a few Google I/O watchers on social media who liked what they saw with Android L.
The Samsung Z smartphone launch was supposed to be a sign that the Tizen operating system was finally ready for prime time, but mobile app developers may need more proof it can offer the advantages they've gained with Android.
Developers were practically high-fiving each other via Twitter on Monday following Apple's WWDC announcements regarding TestFlight beta-testing, extensibility features and the more than 4,000 new APIs in iOS 8.
Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month, according to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve. The company released its first App Monetization and Engagement Report, which examines the relative rates of retention across platforms.
For something called Jelly Bean, an older version of Android takes up a lot of space in terms of smartphone adoption. According to research firm IDC's lead mobility analyst, Kevin Restivo, the much more recent KitKat 4.4.2 is running on "a measly 8.5% of Android devices in circulation."
Some stories say he was fired. Some say he was merely replaced. Either way, developers are not sorry to say goodbye to Chang Dong-hoon, who led Samsung's mobile design team.