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Android Native vs .NET MAUI

How does Android Native compare to .NET MAUI?
See the pros and cons of each framework, target platforms and more.

Android Native

Android Native




  • Maintainer

  • Initial Release

    September 23, 2008
  • Maintainer

  • Initial Release

    May 23, 2022



  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • C#

Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • ✓ Android Auto
  • ✓ Android TV
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • ✓ Wear Os
  • Windows
  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • Linux
  • ✓ macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • ✓ Windows


  • Official SDK

    Native Android apps are built using the official Android development tools, which provide access to the latest features and functionality of the Android platform.

  • Performance

    Native Android apps perform better than hybrid apps as they have direct access to device hardware and the underlying operating system.

  • User Interface

    Developers can use built-in UI elements to create a consistent interface that follows the Android design guidelines.

  • User Experience

    Native Android apps offer a familiar user experience for Android users.

  • Ecosystem

    Developers can build apps for other Android-based systems like Smartphones, Wear OS, Android TV and Android Auto.

  • Large Community

    Android has a very large and active developer community, which means there is plenty of documentation, tutorials, and examples available to help developers build apps for Android.

  • Cross-platform

    Capacitor allows developers to build mobile apps for multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, using a single codebase.

  • Native APIs

    .NET MAUI provides a bridge between .NET and the native APIs of the operating systems. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.


  • Cross-platform

    Developers have to build separate apps using a different framework to target other platforms like iOS, Windows and macOS.

  • Emerging Community

    .NET MAUI is a relatively new framework, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Learning Curve

    .NET MAUI apps are built with C#, which is easy to get started with. But MAUI itself is a complex framework with very little documentation.