What makes Android so attractive to developers is the huge installed user base. There are millions of potential buyers for apps, but that’s why there are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Play Store. Very few apps make much money for developers as they are hard for buyers to find in the crowd.
The Amazon Appstore is a viable alternative for Android app developers. The success of the Kindle Fire in less than a year makes the Amazon Appstore more attractive then when it first launched. The Kindle Fire has garnered 22 percent of the tablet market in that short time, making it the biggest selling tablet not produced by Apple. That market share will get even bigger with the new Kindle Fire HDs coming to buyers in time for the holidays.