If you’re an Android developer in Asia it looks like you’re currently the most popular choice. According to Recruit.net, a job search site focused on APAC surveyed its 1 Million daily searches and discovered that employers are currently looking more Android developers than iOS.
Taking a closer look at the jobs listed on the site 14,733 positions contained the word Android, while only 11 264 and 8847 used the words iOS and iPhone respectively. Recruit has been tracking this pair of mobile operating systems since 2007 and the gap between Android and iOS demand has been increasing since 2010.
Ericsson’s ConsumerLab did a study of the major countries in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, 31 percent of smartphones were found to be running Android. Apple’s iOS has about 19 percent of the market with Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows Phone rounding out the remaining shares.
Android has been gaining ground on iOS and after the latest software release for both platforms, it seems as if Android has pulled ahead. Couple that with more Android handsets at a lower price point than iPhones and we can see why the tide has changed.