Android users installing fewer games, iOS users adding more
posted by Alan F. / Jan 29, 2012, 10:20 PM
Back to iTunes, where music and fitness apps (like RunKeeper and Nike Fitness) have been picking up steam. Downloads of utility apps have been declining. What has been rising sharply on iTunes has been prices. While the costs of apps on Android have been falling, iOS apps have been rising by 50%. In December, the average iTunes app purchase cost 67 cents while the average in the Android Market was a mere 9 cents. Ironically though, the $3.17 average price for paid apps on Android tops the average $2.41 for paid apps on iTunes. According to the research, this discrepancy comes form the large number of 99 cent apps on iTunes. Still digging into the numbers further, only 5 out of 100 downloads from the Android Market are paid apps while 22 out of 100 apps bought on iTunes are paid apps.
Chomp also announced a Top Ten apps list for both platforms based on the number of searches that Chomp handles. Android's list included
Pandora on top with Facebook next, followed by Lookout Mobile Security, Zedge Ringtones, Advanced Task Killer, Handcent SMS, Dolphin Browser, The Weather Channel, TuneIn and GasBuddy.
The iTunes Top Ten reads Angry Birds, Facebook, Dropbox, IMDb, Pandora, Angry Birds Seasons, SoundHound, Netflix, Angry Birds Rio and Instagram.
Note how the iTunes list includes three versions of Angry Birds and very few utilities. The Android list includes the Dolphin Browser, and Handcent SMS which are apps that replace stock Android functions. We shall see next year if there is any change in what apps Android and iOS
users are installing on their respective phones.
source: Chomp via TechCrunch
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Thats because we're (or may be just me) busy...testing tons of roms out there...I tried 4 today 3 MIUI variants and a ICScrewD...hard bricked my phone and get it working again(CWM rocks) to MIUI 2.1.13...believe me its way more fun than playing games on mobile...that's just me :)
posted on Jan 29, 2012, 10:53 PM 5
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yes and no.......but thank for the democracy=Android we will never love dictate=SOPA=Apple but Ive finished with flashing......just perfectly using my SGS2....there is no better phone on the market for consuming every possibility you can find
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 1:20 AM 5
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Yes you can spent time on these kind of things on Android phone. But there is no best graphic capable phone out there to enjoy the gaming on android. GS II with mali-400 is best available device. Another reason is availability of the game for android platform. But things might change with ICS 4.0
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 4:28 AM 0
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"Note how the iTunes list includes three versions of Angry Birds" OMGROFLMAO
posted on Jan 29, 2012, 11:29 PM 9
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Advanced Task Killer and Lookout Mobile Security is what's funny....or sad, whichever
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 2:52 AM 1
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I think it's very serious, simply because OSs which have freedom are more prone to being tested by you as well as attackers. And isn't it a good thing to have a task killer? Yes, Android should have some basic task killing or close task options with its tasks. But until then, there's the task killer.
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 3:08 AM 2
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i got more important stuff to download, everyday i change the interface..got 4 different keyboards and the list go on we can change just about everything on android
posted on Jan 29, 2012, 11:35 PM 6
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yes...iPhone and iPad is just a toy without reasonable usage.......how can any one survive without mass storage? just that one who uses his tool as a toy without common features :) it is good they can watch internet...but without flash?? :-D
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 1:17 AM 4
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couple of things to keep in mind: 1) iOS devices that are not connected to 3G services (most Ipads, all Ipod Touchs) are probably more likely to have mainly games as their downloads, as apps that need constant connectivity will not be as useful on them. There are some android devicse that are not connected to 3G, but mainly they are tablets, and the android tablet market is tiny compared to the phone market, so this skews things some. 2) The quality of games on iOS are so much better from companies that hardcore gamers like, and thus are most likely to download a lot of games. All the major companies like Activision, EA, Sega, etc offer excellent support of games for IOS, and though some of these companies do support android, the support is lukewarm at best from most of them, and there are several of these companies that simply do not publish games on Android at all. This is pretty strange as game publishers tend to publish to multiple platforms to ensure highest sales and profit, but many of them are shying away from android despite a great marketshare. The biggest reason is probably the sheer skus of devices, but almost all of these companies release PC games and there are so many more possibilities on PC, so this isn't really a valid reason.
posted on Jan 30, 2012, 2:53 PM 3
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