According to a report General Assembly released in September, the demand for mobile developers of all types has increased more than 150 percent in the past five years.
The No. 1 thing they [Android developers] hear from their developer network is, I need more developers!
The Android operating system is core to Google's larger strategy. Helping to train developers to write apps for it will increase the supply of complements to the entire platform. In the longer term, this effort is likely to make the platform that much more valuable.