Google Play growing faster than Apple's App Store, but still trailing in revenue
0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2013, 22:29 posted on
Just a couple weeks ago, app tracking data came out from App Annie showing that Android has been generating more app downloads in the Google Play Store, but Apple is still pulling in more than twice the revenue. New statistics from Distimo show a similar comparison on total revenue, but it also shows that Google Play is growing much faster than the App Store...
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1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Good for consumers ..I mean why invest in the so-called Apple ecosystem when you can get many of the apps for less with Google. Consumers want fair pricing and could care less about revenue of an OS app store.
2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
When shady apps like the "suspicious BBM" app reported yesterday can easily make its way into the app store, it's no surprise to me.
21. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
So what? Your name explains everything. I was merely stating a fact.
3. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
what about windows phone market place??
4. gazmatic (Posts: 791; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
with so much side loading I'm surprised they make any money at all
23. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
wow, no need for that. He's right, i love android, but theres A TON of side loading....and i'm guilty of it as well. But, i do buy apps, so, as long as you have a reasonable person, who knows to support development and future apps you must support the dev, most people will sideload to take an app for a trial run.
5. PootisMan (Posts: 242; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Not really a surprise. It was expected that this was going to happen.
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3690; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Play Store will surpass App Store in revenue too. Most of the apps are free on PS while same are paid on AS.
22. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I'm not sure about that, it may take a while. Android users ( outside North America at least) don't like to pay for apps. If it isn't free on play store they will look for "other sources" to download it. It's really a shame.
7. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
One note no one seems to realize - look at the iPad app revenue, it generates just as much as the iPhone, if not even more.
And, unlike Android, every app for the iPad needs to be PAID AGAIN.
On Android, you buy an app once, and then you can just download it on a tablet for free
11. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Actually when you buy an iPhone app the iPad version of this app is downloaded on your iPad, unless that app hasn't an iPad version and you get the iPhone app or the dev didn't link both of the apps and you'll end up with the phone app again, but it's rare since most of the apps have their ipad optimised version
24. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
So in short, Apple GOUGES their users. No wonder their revenues are higher. It's soon to end though, as Apple is surely on the way to become the new Blackberry...
8. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)
i never paid any single cent for an apps in appstore and i happily getting all the features i want. PPL dont know that appstore has tones of free apps to use with.
well i think appstores offer greater experience than play store ( so far) because i still have the option to choose within free apps & paid apps,in the same time with better security and lesser ads, spam. and most importantly, it provide a better platform for developer, in other hand attract more developer to develop latest and greatest apps.
10. gazmatic (Posts: 791; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
tell that to their shareholders...
since when is google the good guy?
because it license an os for free and also has free online services?
that is not how they make their money
they sell ad space. they datamine the beyyebus out of its users and sell that info to private companies yet somehow they are the good guys
googles PR team is doing a helluva job
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Much better than patent trolls and stealers...
That gives less and takes more of your hard earned cash
12. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
IMO the Play Store needs better apps that are paid but are ad-free, but that's not the case due to piracy. Personally i'd gladly pay for an app instead of using a free one with ads
13. SonyPS4 (Posts: 335; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Japan is huge market and very competitive.
15. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Ecosystem, 'nuff said. Google has done a lot of work in adding features to their Play store, it's not just about app count and paid vs. free apps.
16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1928; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
why don't you review a phone just for once?
17. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1928; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
why don't you review a phone just for once?
18. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1928; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
How the hell do i delete my repeated post?