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Android apps surpass iOS apps in downloads, but not revenue, for the second quarter

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jul 2014, 21:43

App Annie has digested second quarter data for Android Apps and iOS apps, and has discovered a few things. For the three months ended in June, 60% more Android apps were downloaded than the number downloaded in the previous quarter. For iOS apps, there was a 45% increase in the number of apps downloaded for the quarter. Overall, for the quarter, there were about 150 million Android apps downloaded as opposed to 100 million iOS apps...

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posted on 20 Jul 2014, 21:47 9

1. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)

One of the reasons I use my iPhone mote than my Nexus is because of the difference in quality apps. Argue and defend all you want, the proof is there.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 21:52

2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Thanks to Java, mostly.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:27 3

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Google has brought in a complete Android development studio.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:59

10. arenanew (Posts: 286; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)

make java ha ha

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:13 1

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Wth is Unix ios halfbaked Darwin, fake multitasking app launcher platform pusedo junk got to do with this

Apple asked developers to make quality apps, for its platform.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 08:54

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 25052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

A week of no Arte is great. He'll activate his 8800 Arte acct shortly.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:25

7. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

you are right...high quality apps and games are the strength of ios.
i love android but i agree with you.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:26 2

8. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Depends on what apps you want
For the way I use my phone I've found better apps on Android that aren't even on iOS (or Cydia), though many of them arent from Google Play
Mainly mods/tweaks or apps that allow better multitasking, which I think isn't possible on iOS because Apple dont allow it

iOS users spend more money as they can, because they are relatively richer, the average iPhone cost relatively more than average Android/WP (since there are more budget Androids/WPs)

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 23:19 2

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I concur. Many studies have been done and Android has the best utility and technical apps of any platform. iOS has great games and the best tablet apps.

Outside of iOS and Android, things fall off drastically. WP and BB are like small towns in some cold hinterland, only reachable by cargo ship in the summers.

There's just not much there in WPtown or BBtown. Unless you grew up there, just watch the videos and read the blogs. You don't want to experience how cold it is there, or being stuck there, in person. Brrrrr!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 23:49 1

12. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Agreed, I dont like tablets, but if I was getting one it would be an iPad since much more iOS apps are tablet optimized
Also agree iOS has better games, and usually gets games before Android
But I dont game much on my phone, so I dont mind
I'm sure there's many who disagree and that perfectly fine, different people with different opinions

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:03 1

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 1096; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I hate having to enter my password 3 times to purchase on my ipad. I know that's not what the article was about just wanted to throw that out there, but let's be honest with comment #1 the apps have better quality on iPhone. I play words with friends a lot and when I made the switch from iPhone to Android I didn't like the the way the app looks. The tiles look dark yellow and the detail is just not there.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:03 1

4. kzat82 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)

Does revenue include in-app purchases?

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 22:23 1

6. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Of course. King didn't offer an IPO from people playing for Candy Crush for free.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 00:15

13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Even iOS apps are overpriced...

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 00:15

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 6624; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

All three Android, iOS and WP8 are viable platforms to different degree to different people.

Just enjoy what you have. Time is life.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 01:45 1

15. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Good app but bad phones and close ios... exa: my note 3 I have a 5.7 inch amazing screen to play games... I can connect my note 3 to my HD TV and play wireless with a Bluetooth control.. good for playing HD games and emulator. .. I have many music on my computer. .hate iTunes can't download no music on iPhone like android straight off the Internet. I love ifan who say you are force to use Google play lol b$tch you are force to use app store and apple service you can't side load or go back to previous versions

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 03:13 2

16. sip1995 (Posts: 1696; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

How an OS with 80% market share, has less revenue than an OS with 14% market share....?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 04:37

17. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

14 * 100 / 80 = 17.5

It's doable with less than 17.5% quality.

Android is doing a marvelous job in that.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:02

19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14630; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Because when the devs make apps for iOS they charge for them. When they make them for Android, we get them free.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:28

20. Ninetysix (Posts: 2689; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

You expect them to have the same quality? :)

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 11:22

21. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

As a developer, I'd rather spend USD89 / year for iOS than wasting three days configuring the environment EVERY TIME a new ADT version arrives.

Linux is only free if your time has no value - Jamie Zawinski

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