Google narrows Apple’s record

Friday, February 8th, 2013 2:56:34 by

The application downloads on Google Play doubled in the last quarter compared to the previous year while the App Store grew 20%, according to data from App Annie, which analyzes the activity of 1.2 million applications.

Despite the increase in downloads for the Android system, it remains undisputed leadership in favor of the Apple store, both in quantity and revenue. In the same period, Apple earned three times more revenue Google Play, the report

While most of the clientele of iOS is in Anglo-Saxon countries, in the case of Google Play this comes from Japan and South Korea. Even so, China can be a decisive player in this market, since six months ago to be the ninth country
by downloading applications on the App Store in December rose to sixth place.

76% of Google’s revenue comes from the United States through the game downloads and micro economy, in the case of Japan the figure is 86% and in South Korea is already 95% of the total.

The growing number of applications for Android and it’s downloads are parallels to the sales of smartphones and world leader until three years ago when the leadership was with the iPhone. In October, Google reported that Play had
reached 700,000 applications in its catalog, equaling the App Store, but this surpasses it, for now, in the number of applications for tablets, which has been accounted separately.

Since Steve Jobs opened the App Store in 2008, the store has had over 40,000 million application downloads. According to the company in January, has 800,000 applications in its catalog. In September, Google said it had exceeded
25,000 million downloads, although the differences are narrowing for two years.

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