Google Play beats Apple in Q2 app downloads, but still gets half the revenue
posted by Michael H. / Jul 31, 2013, 8:53 AM
According to App Annie's new numbers, Google Play pulled in 10% more downloads than Apple's App Store, but Apple still generated 2.3 times as much in revenue. When the data was broken down by region, things haven't changed all that much. The U.S. and China are the top of the list for app downloads in the App Store, with the U.S. and Japan leading on App Store revenue. On the Google Play side, the U.S. and South Korea top the app download list. Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. lead on revenue and those three countries account for 70% of all Google Play app revenue.
On iOS, games still lead the way on app downloads, accounting for 40% of all downloads and a whopping 75% of all revenue. However, music and social networking apps have been making a push in the rankings. Google Play also saw games leading the way with 40% of downloads and 80% of revenue. The other big winners on Google Play were communications apps.
source: App Annie
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This was a footnote in the article, "App Annie Intelligence revenue estimates reflect app store revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases. They do not include revenue earned from in-app advertising." It took me a while to understand what these metrics represented, so I hope it helps.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:02 AM 4
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Lol. Who cares. Still Android phones are way way better than iOS Phones. Specially Samsung S-series. Haha.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:10 AM 8
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The same sentiments here, but in reverse.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:15 AM 5
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Again, in comparison to iTunes, greater percentage of apps on Google Play is free. Of course the revenue is lower. However, it will surely grow multiple times fueled by the sheer exploding quantity of android market, and eventually surpass Apple's store even in revenue. As crazy as it may sound, android is yet to make biggest growth..up to at least 3 billion devices(currently being at about 900 million)
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:48 AM 3
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No that's not very accurate. If you compare the most popular paid apps side by side, you'll see Android and iOS are almost the same. It comes down to the type of users. iOS users spend more on apps the Android users. It's as simple as that.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:44 PM 0
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I'm going to be Captain Obvious here and say it's because android is vastly more popular in emerging markets. They won't stay emerging markets forever though and soon we will have a lot of people with wealth that have grown up with android.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:52 AM 0
Revenue is far more important than downloads... Also google needs to work on their tablet apps because the iTunes store kills them in this area.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 10:16 AM 0
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So hows windows store.....
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 1:48 PM 0
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Gaming revenue will change much more as Android tablets continue to increase in market share. Google's market is also much enhanced now, music streaming service, movies, magazines, it's only going to get better as more time goes on. The real question that upsets Apple is how much revenue could they have had if Android didn't exist. Staggers the mind thinking about it.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 12:18 PM 3
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A world with only iPhones and WP8 is a world I don't want to live in...
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 3:25 PM 2
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