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Google Play Downloads Passed App Store Downloads For the First Time in Q2

In a new report, App Annie today revealed that downloads from Google Play finally surpassed iOS App Store downloads by 10% during the second quarter of 2013. The uptick in Google Play downloads can be attributed to higher activity in emerging markets, such as Russia, India, and Brazil.

Of course, despite the fact that Google Play garnered more downloads during the quarter, the App Store still earns far more revenue, reinforcing the idea that iOS users are more willing to pay for content than their Android counterparts. The App Store scored 2.3 times the revenue of Google Play.

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Games continue to be the number one source of income for both Android and Apple, with gaming apps accounting for more than 80% of revenue in Google Play and 74% of revenue in the iOS App Store. Music and Social Networking apps also experienced an uptick on iOS, driving more revenue to the platform.

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The App Store metrics that App Annie uses for its reports come from App Annie Intelligence data, which is designed to offer global app market data to publishers. Revenue estimates include paid downloads and in-app purchases, but not in-app advertising.

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9 months ago
Downloads are just now catching up to Apples?
Considering how much bigger android has over apple in marketshare, this is surprising.
Rating: 20 Positives
9 months ago
When did Google buy MacRumors? Where's the story about Google essentially lying about N7 outselling iPads in Japan or Samsung cheating on benchmarks? And this constant bashing of Apple maps on MR is getting old.
Rating: 15 Positives
9 months ago
I do love being able to browse apps on the desktop browser, and click install and choose a device for it to go to. Also being able to buy and play music/movies/tv shows/books/magazines through the browser too is brilliant.

Apple needs to get their online act together I think. iCloud.com is a joke.
Rating: 14 Positives
9 months ago
Does that include the malware sideloads? Heh.
Rating: 14 Positives
9 months ago

"Apple's doomed." :rolleyes:

Their doomed what?


That's actually the correct contraction, Fresh Pie. You're an idiot.
Rating: 11 Positives
9 months ago
I had a few apps on Google Play last year and what an awful experience. Because they have a 100% refund policy for the first 2 hours after you buy an App (it might have changed but used to be a full 24 hours) I had 70% of my sales refunded to people, they would buy my app, watch the videos and look at the photos and then return it for a full refund. Ugh! :mad:
Rating: 7 Positives
9 months ago
Uh ohhhh!!:eek:
Rating: 6 Positives
9 months ago
That's still very impressive, being that Apple has more market share than Google. Props to you Play Store.
Rating: 6 Positives
9 months ago
I have both Android and iDevices and I have to say that I usually don't bother with Android apps unless they are from Google and/or some app that is common to all platforms. There is a dearth of quality apps on Android, which is the primary reason why people are not willing to pay for Android content.

On the other hand I am more then willing to pay $0.99 for an iDevice app, even something just to try out as generally speaking I have had more satisfaction with iTunes apps then Play apps.

I think it just makes sense that as there are more Android devices out there eventually the download numbers will skew in their direction, I mean, there have always been more Windows Apps then Mac Apps, but honestly I think Google needs to so something "significant" to improve the quality of development on the Android platform, like maybe come out with their own dev environment and language.
Rating: 6 Positives
9 months ago

Coming from Android, I bought one application and pirated the rest. Honestly the Google Play store is ridden with complete garbage. Finding a good app on that store is literally almost impossible. Heck, even most quality great apps on iOS are completely crappy since so many people are pirating, they just paste ads all over the place.


Or how to make an argument unbelievable with hyperbole
Rating: 6 Positives

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