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Google Play Store sees whooping 137% increase in revenue in the first 7 months of 2012

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 09:13 posted on

It looks like the habits of Android users are beginning to change and they are now starting to pay for the stuff they are using. This change is indicated by the increase of revenue for the Google Play Store, which has been pretty substantial so far this year...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:24

15. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


who is n7

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:39 3

26. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


U no techgeek??!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:11 6

11. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Come on guys, those apps are definitely not going to break your bank. they are affordable. I am always paying for my apps.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:41 1

27. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Right, most of the good apps and games are available for $1 or $2..!
Dunno when the hell will people understand not to pirate things.. :-(

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:20 2

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14253; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see nothing wrong with what was said. People do sideload apps instead of buying them on android.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:53 4

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


How many? What percentage? How much potential revenue has been lost?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:25 2

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/07/31/editorial-just-how-bad-is-app-piracy-on-android-anyways-hint-were-asking-the-wrong-question/

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:42

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14253; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Gracias.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:42

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14253; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Look down below. PA did an article on it that should answer your questions.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:48 4

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh, you mean the article that explains that most of the piracy is coming from China, where paid apps aren't supported period?

And the article doesn't answer the questions I asked of you. What percentage of Android users overall actually pirate apps?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:06

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14253; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No I mean the article that talks about Android piracy rate being so high. Did you overlook it? It's why developers develop more apps and games for iDevices.

I don't have a raw number to give you.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:02

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Where įs that article? You said "look below." all I saw was the article that Protozeloz linked. That article states very clearly that most of the piracy for a couple of apps came from China, where paid apps on Android simply aren't accessible.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:14 1

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


did you guys actually read the hole thing?

from android police

"Wind-Up Knight developer pointed out that the game's piracy rate on Android was a meager 12% on Android and 15% on iOS. Yes, that's correct. According to this one developer's anecdotal evidence, the piracy rate was actually higher on iOS than on Android."

"the piracy rate was actually higher on iOS than on Android"

"the piracy rate was actually higher on iOS than on Android"

"the piracy rate was actually higher on iOS than on Android"

"Of course, this is all hypothetical talk. It may not be that much more difficult to jailbreak an iDevice than to sideload an apk, but do people actually do it? Wind-Up Knight's numbers are anecdotal. Only one developer's perspective. However, WDK numbers do at least highlight one significant point: if the piracy rate on Android was 15% and iOS was 18%, then neither platform is a hotbed for piracy. If this were the case, there should be much larger discrepancies between the numbers than three percentage points."

" It may not be that much more difficult to jailbreak an iDevice than to sideload an apk,"

see what I'm talking about?

but if you go and check where this "android piracy" nonsense is coming from we refer back to Steve Jobs who was wrong about Bigger phones, as Wrong about Smaller Tabs and would do anything to make people look down on the competition even if he had to invent his "facts", and android Haters will simply come and use his false information to spread it as if it was an epidemic

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:33

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14253; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apparently it must not be just China otherwise they wouldn't have made the app free for everyone. I think I'm giving you too much credit here Sniggly.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:08

30. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


and that gives iOS a similar number

"The evidence would seem compelling at first glance. How do you argue with an overall average piracy rate of 80%? Well, as it turns out, the developers of Wind-Up Knight found a way. A series of tweets that began here (and were handily collected on Google+ here) from a Wind-Up Knight developer pointed out that the game's piracy rate on Android was a meager 12% on Android and 15% on iOS. Yes, that's correct. According to this one developer's anecdotal evidence, the piracy rate was actually higher on iOS than on Android.
Those numbers represent the piracy rate after Wind-Up Knight became a free app. Prior to that time, when the game was a paid app on Android and iOS, the piracy rate was actually a lot higher. Closer to 80%. Sound familiar? Yep. That's a lot closer to the rate that Madfinger witnessed for Dead Trigger. Another common feature: both companies report that nearly 100% of their Chinese customers downloaded the app illegally(in Dead Trigger's case) or that nearly 100% of the overall pirated copies originated in China (in Wind-Up Knight's case)"

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:07 1

24. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I have purchased 200+ paid apps from PlayStore... Yes NOT only the promo or 1$ apps...

I have even purchased ad-free version of FREE apps to support developer, though all my Android phones are rooted...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:47 2

34. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Its thanks to them allowing Debit cards in more countries, more people are using debit cards rather than carry cash or use a credit card.

I used to have to pirate, now that GWallet links to my debit card i have no problem buying apps and games at all, just a matter of how much data i have and my wireless cap.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:50 1

35. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Just like with desktop operating systems, it should be up to the developer to protect their intellectual property. You don't see Adobe complaining to Microsoft and Apple about people pirating all the time. Eventually, Apple is going to have to stop babysitting these developers and open up a little bit.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 23:56

38. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This is good news for Google, but I still get plenty of free stuff and the occasion deal from Google, including the google play bucks I collected for activating my N7.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:34

39. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i miss android market!! coz it dont sounds like app store of apple!

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