Orome1 writes: App downloads in the U.S. are booming to the tune of 40 apps per user per year, according to the Yankee Group. However, not all platforms are participating equally in the frenzy. Android developers make much less money from paid apps than do Apple iOS developers. A recent survey of 75 Android developers conducted by Skyhook suggests that rampant piracy of Android apps may be the primary culprit. Fifty-three percent of developer respondents say Google is too lax in its Android Market policies.