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Study says Android apps are more expensive than the competition

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Feb 2012, 13:56

A new study takes a look at app prices from the three major OS platforms...

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posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:01 6

1. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

I defunetly call bull crap on this one. Windows apps are way exspensive.$10 for bejeweled?! Come on!

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 18:49 2

14. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

I also call BS on this. I've owned Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android and webOS. Android has the best options in free apps of any platform. iOS, WP7 and webOS have junk for free apps. Total cost of ownership can't be recorded with one app compared on all mobile platforms. Because Android actually has options in free apps to fill any purpose while even Cydia apps cost money...

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:16 5

2. Carlitos (Posts: 554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Um no B.S. This test isnt even well taken. The right way to do this, is taking 100 apps that are the same on all three platforms.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:22 8

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

If they were to pick all 100 of the exact same apps it would be a different story. For instance, Angry Birds, which is free on Android, is a buck on iOS and THREE BUCKS on Windows Phone.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:24 5

5. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

agree but apparently comparing 100 different apps is the correct way to determine the average price of an app lol

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:23 5

4. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

ummm didnt PA already post this news like yesterday!!

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:28 6

6. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

this is just an extension of the same BS study they posted the other day.

the top downloaded apps on android will be cheaper then either other platform. most apps are free on android even when they paid on other platforms .. like angry birds. most "paid apps" are just add free versions of the free apps with a little extra functionality or donate versions of free versions to pay our awesome root community developers. apps like EA games are the minority. .. and for good reason with their pricing.
iOS and wp7 have a much higher % paid app library than Android by far... its a different beast all together.
compare the same apps across platforms or gtfu.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:43

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 25 Feb 2012, 15:05

10. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

phphph i was typing on my tablet, didnt notice that. :) :)

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:44

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

This news is already repeated except for the added wp7 part.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:49

9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

This study will soon show that Windows Phone Apps are more expensive.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 16:12

11. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Who cares what app costs its really insignificant compared to the price of the phone over two years.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 16:41

12. kellybl131 (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)

Let's ignore the fact for just a second that a lot of the top 100 applications on Android are for ROOT users and such apps don't even exist in the App Store for iOS. I say a better comparrison would be the same apps from both stores, not just the top 100.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 17:30 1

13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I wonder what os has the most free apps?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 18:59 1

15. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

The most USEFUL free apps is the key. If iOS has 100,000 free fart apps they shouldn't be included.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 19:26 1

16. Stuntman (Posts: 838; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

This is a fairly useless comparison. If you look at the apps that I have on my Android phone, a number of them would be unavailable on iOS. The comparison of the top 100 apps on both platforms shows that there are only 19 apps that overlap on the list. This means that Android users buy different apps than iOS users. I don't see how this is really useful.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 20:29 2

17. jtc8008 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

Lame study that was posted the other day. Hypathetically if there was an app on Android that was not on the other apps that cost $400 that would make Android the most expensive app store for the top apps. Compare the same apps retards.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 08:53

18. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

Why is it so hard to understand that they are not comparing individual applications but top 10 or 20 or 100 on all THREE OS stores ??

Whats number one on App Store may NOT be number one on the Market and so on.

A quote from the article above;

"Canalys Managing Director Rachel Lashford pointed out that it is a positive for Android that developers can charge so much and make it into the top 100"

Jesus Christ! you guys being ripped off by paying more money, yet you defend your favorite OS. I pity you!

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