10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to phones and tablets
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10 Android apps developers will love

When it comes to tablet apps, iPad vs. Android comparisons spark spirited debate. In terms of apps for developers, Android tablet apps are more often free -- and more often less polished. That said, there are plenty of apps that developers will find handy when working on their Android tablets.

While Android takes a lot of flack for "fragmentation," in many ways it is now less fragmented than iOS from the viewpoint of a developer. It's straightforward to create a single Android app that will work properly on a large range of devices, measured in OS level, CPU power, available memory, and device size. On iOS, developers often find themselves writing separate iPhone and iPad apps to optimize both.

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