| | NEWS: VCs see Android gaining on iPhone
The boom in mobile computing is set to heat up as Apple's dominance of
cool applications on its iPhone platform is being challenged by the
fast-growing Android environment created by Google Inc, Silicon Valley
venture capitalists said on Tuesday.
More than 200,000 iPhone apps already exist and more are being
developed. But application developers are viewing the Android as a
viable open platform, according to three venture funds that invest in
"I am quite impressed by the traction the Android ecosystem is getting,"
Chris Moore, a partner with Redpoint Ventures, told the summit. He said
it felt as if as many start-ups were walking into his office to pitch
Android applications as those for the iPhone.