some of the extrapolations that Tech-Thoughts made a couple weeks ago, and may even show even more impressive growth than wasexpected for the Play Store. The numbers have been generated by App Annie, which tracks over 150,000 apps across iOS and Android to give some analytics on the ecosystems. The numbers show an impressive jump for Google Play which has year-to-date growth of 311% compared 12.9% for iTunes, and as you can see on the right, the Play line does get a bit steeper around June.The numbers bear out
Of course, even with this fast growth, the Play Store is still generating 4x less app revenue than iTunes. And since, no other store content is measured, it is quite possible that iTunes even more than the Play Store once all content is taken into account. But, Google is catching up, and is even seeing total app downloads jump as well. The Play Store has seen free downloads jump 48% year-to-date, while iTunes is only at 3.3%, although once again iOS does have the lead for total free app downloads.
Google Play has a long way to go to catch up, but given the growth rate, and Android's increasing market share, it's starting to look more like a case of when the Play Store catches iTunes, rather than if.
source: The Next Web