Google Play's in-app subscriptions may help Android developers monetize the platform

Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system has achieved a lot of success in the mobile developer community. Android is available on more than 300 million devices around the world and 850,000 Android devices are activated every day. However, Android does present substantial business challenges to developers because of its fragmentation and its limited money-making potential. The two issues generate near-constant debate over the desirability and practicalities of developing in Android vs. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, which is far more lucrative for developers. However, that dynamic may be starting to change now that Google extended the capabilities of its in-app purchasing model in Google Play to allow in-app subscriptions. Special report

Suggested Articles

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) now says the U.S. could see billions of dollars going to the U.S. Treasury if its auction of C-band spectrum gets approved.

T-Mobile appears to be working to gain favor in NY, promising more jobs in new tax revenue from a second new customer experience center in the state.

Google announced it’s bringing RCS chat services to Android users in the U.S.