Google Play Beat App Store in Download and Revenue Growth Last Quarter

Posted April 17, 2013 at 4:28pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5663 views

The Google Play Store bested the Apple App Store in download and revenue growth rates last quarter, according to an App Annie report. However, while Google Play reached nearly 90% of App Store downloads, Apple maintained its lead in monetization, earning 2.6x the app revenue of Google Play; although, that figure is down from 4x in Q4 2012.

Highlights:
● United States was responsible for much of the growth in iOS revenues, while China proved to be an up-and-coming revenue contributor and also led the growth in iOS downloads
● Russia was a key factor in Google Play downloads growth
● Japan and South Korea continued to drive notable revenue growth for Google Play
● Games has grown to account for 70% of revenue in the iOS App Store and 80% in Google Play.
● Photo and Video apps grew to become the third largest in iOS downloads
● Education apps increased in iOS revenue to become the fourth largest worldwide
● Social grew in Google Play downloads to enter the Top 5 category rankings

You can read the full report at the link below...

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TicoOne - April 17, 2013 at 8:11pm
Well, I have friends in Costa Rica who have both platforms. Differences? Well, android users can buy games and apps with their card while there's almost no games available in Apple Store for Costa Rica and the most of iOS users, have to have their devices jailbroken in order to be able to use their iPhones more than just for calls and SMS. Same as android used to be Symbian, and people were willing to pay. I think Apple does not cares about make money selling apps and games in those Latin American markets... Do they think they cannot pay?
wellduh - April 17, 2013 at 6:01pm
let's see. There's what, 30 devices to every 1 apple device with android on it? Should be greater.
switch - April 19, 2013 at 2:01pm
What's sad is that rather then just quietly acknowledging this glaringly obvious fact and moving on you feel the need to actually post it and "defend" iPhone/iOS. Please get your c**k out of your iPhone's headphone port.
Whogiveashat - April 17, 2013 at 5:24pm
Too many smellies should be nuked
Sundar - April 17, 2013 at 4:52pm
Where is india? In india also lots of user using ios
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