Google Play beats Apple in Q2 app downloads, but still gets half the revenue
0. phoneArena 31 Jul 2013, 08:53 posted on
App Annie has released its new report data tracking app downloads and revenue for the Google Play Store and Apple's iTunes App Store. As we have been expecting, Google Play's download trends have continued and led to the store overtaking Apple in Q2; but despite the download numbers, Google Play is still well behind on revenue...
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1. LordDavon (Posts: 119; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
This was a footnote in the article, "App Annie Intelligence revenue estimates reflect app store revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases. They do not include revenue earned from in-app advertising."
It took me a while to understand what these metrics represented, so I hope it helps.
2. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
Lol. Who cares. Still Android phones are way way better than iOS Phones. Specially Samsung S-series. Haha.
9. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
I'm just telling the truth, why what's wrong with that? Did I offended you or your beloved iPhone? hahahahaha
12. Commentator (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
What is truth?
You must be one of the most narcissistic people on the planet (hyperbole noted) if you think that your idea of what makes a great smartphone infallible truth.
14. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
What truth? You stated an opinion, as did I.
15. Commentator (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
There's an easy way of dealing with this type:
1) See what his name is (in this case "Samsungadroidrules").
2) Disregard everything he has to say as fanboyish propoganda.
3) The end.
4. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Revenue isn't everything by itself, but the marketshare difference is important.
5. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Again, in comparison to iTunes, greater percentage of apps on Google Play is free.
Of course the revenue is lower.
However, it will surely grow multiple times fueled by the sheer exploding quantity of android market, and eventually surpass Apple's store even in revenue.
As crazy as it may sound, android is yet to make biggest growth..up to at least 3 billion devices(currently being at about 900 million)
21. Blazers (Posts: 356; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
No that's not very accurate. If you compare the most popular paid apps side by side, you'll see Android and iOS are almost the same. It comes down to the type of users. iOS users spend more on apps the Android users. It's as simple as that.
6. calim (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
I'm going to be Captain Obvious here and say it's because android is vastly more popular in emerging markets. They won't stay emerging markets forever though and soon we will have a lot of people with wealth that have grown up with android.
7. papss (unregistered)
Revenue is far more important than downloads... Also google needs to work on their tablet apps because the iTunes store kills them in this area.
19. papss (unregistered)
What does this article have to do with windows store? That's like me asking if your mom was fine after last night...nothing to do with this comment section
10. boosook (Posts: 1304; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
It would be nice to know how the revenue is calculated: does it consider in-app add revenues? A lot of Android applications are ad-supported. Does it consider in-app purchases?
11. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Gaming revenue will change much more as Android tablets continue to increase in market share. Google's market is also much enhanced now, music streaming service, movies, magazines, it's only going to get better as more time goes on.
The real question that upsets Apple is how much revenue could they have had if Android didn't exist. Staggers the mind thinking about it.
17. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
A world with only iPhones and WP8 is a world I don't want to live in...
22. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
I still wish someone big enough would buy WebOS and breath new life into it. Hate to see BB go under as well, they've done so many positive things for the mobile community.
18. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
so basically it makes people happier if a company is leaching twice the money for its worth....hmmm...hats off Apple for creating a new mantra in business academics lol
20. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
So... iOS users are paying twice as much for the same level of entertainment? As a consumer, It's an easy choice.
23. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3584; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Most of the apps are free on Google Play and same type of apps are paid (chargeable, that too high) on iCrap store that's why the revenue of Apple is high.