Need for Android developers
By the beginning of 2011, Android became the top-selling smartphone platform, with over 200K applications available on Google’s Android Market, and more than 4.5 Billion downloads.
According to one report, demand for developers with Android skills is up 710% in Oct’2010 versus October 2009. According to another report, Developers with Android skills are now in greater demand than those with iPhone expertise. Most employers seek mobile developers with experience in mobile application development, mobile computing with specialized coursework in Android development, mobile game design, and lessons in mobile marketing.
Therefore, Hands-on programming experience is a key entry requirement for mobile application developers, and your portfolio of work can play a large role in mobile developer hiring process.