Google Play revenue on the rise, App Store still well in the lead
1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7700; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Depends in what type of revenue. Google Play may have the lead in ad revenue since most android users are more likely to download free apps rather than pay for them.
The App Store has more users and apps plus better developer support so I doubt the play store will be able to catch up to it anytime soon.
2. joey_sfb (Posts: 4583; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Plus App Store normally charge more for the same app that is also available in play store. Feature wise the iOS app do feel like a cut down version due to Apple strictly regulated api and the lack of key features such as the lack of file system and NO third parties web engines and api allowed.
4. ebubekir26 (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I mean very soon, Google Play will pass App Store
3. .KRATOS. (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
It's developers fault i don't see why some of them still launch their apps jst on apple, or it'll take some time to be launched on all platforms, where's the competition in that how do u know which platform is better or it's gaining more profit if there's still some apps exclusive to specific one though, all developers must launch their apps on all platforms it's better for them they'll be widely known n they gain more profit, n for the users they'll have the chance to use those apps n than we know for real which is gaining more profit. And if some developers still prefer specific platform its their loss cuz i won't change my platform to another jst to try their apps n i guess many of users also.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 4583; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
all the major players are onbroad the Android ship. Name one that Don't.
6. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
iOS has 800000 pure apps, even if the play store matches the app store in numbers, it's like comparing the app store vs cydia + the app store. On Android, icon packs, launchers, widgets, live wallpapers, add-ons are considerend apps. There's still some stuff missing in Android. Vine, Mailbox, Nike+ fuelband, but also twitter music clear there's no great music production software like trakktor dj or garageband due to android's audio latency, there's less games (95 gameloft games on android compared to compared to 115 on the iPhone, there's 33 EA games on android vs 112 on the iPhone). And if you compare two similar apps side by side, you'll notice overall that the iOS counterpart is better. Being an owner of smartphones from both Oses (Jailbroken i5 and HTC One), i'd say that Apple can only compete when it comes to design& build, app selection, smoothness, GPU and camera.
7. buccob (Posts: 2258; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Finally somebody speaks objectively with facts...
I agree with you... but either way... the benefits of Android over iOS in terms of software (not jailbroken or rooted) are that some apps exists exclusively for Android that allows you to take advantage of the nature of the system...
Llama is my personal favorite.
And there is a custom software development on the rise by manufacturers that (some people dislike but) for most users, is actually very useful, particulary Samsung's floating apps, Sony's small apps... Samsung's side-by-side view... etc
Those features alone overweights for me the bigger app selection iOS offers but with limited functionality.
Also I do agree on considering Android customization options such as widgets as apps... since they do add funcionality to the phone itself and it is a piece of software running...
8. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Agree, Android has so much potential. Tasker is for me a reason to switch to Android. I wish HTC had something like floating apps but it's android so i found some stuff in the play store (tiny apps), and I LOVE chat heads, something ios will never have
9. joey_sfb (Posts: 4583; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I have both iOS and Android devices that why i know a lot about them both. The rate Android software/hardware development go makes using iOS device less and less appealing.
For music production i suggest you check out pocketband pro.