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Android developers are frustrated. Is that bad news for the Droid?

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About a year ago, Google pushed live its Android Market, a software store intended to compete with the Apple App Store.

But a new study shows that a majority of developers are frustrated with the functionality of the Android Market. According to a report released today by Skyhook Wireless, 82 percent of the developers surveyed felt the design of the marketplace makes it difficult for their apps to be noticed.

At the same time, 57 percent of developers said they are not satisfied with their profits on Android – a major problem for the folks behind the Android Market. As Skyhook noted in its study, developers are having trouble generating revenue through the Android Market:

This is the result of very low average download volumes, a poorly designed market, lack of an effective customer billing system, and the incapacity to serve ads. Due to these low profits, developers are becoming hesitant to invest more time and effort into apps that do not pay off.
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