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Android Market app downloads finally surpass iOS App Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2011 13:38 User comments (3)

Android Market app downloads finally surpass iOS App Store According to the latest figures from ABI Research, Android Market app downloads have finally surpassed those of the iOS App Store.
Of all apps downloaded, Android devices now account for a full 44 percent of the market compared to 31 percent for Apple devices.

Says the research firm (via PCM):

Android's open source strategy is the main factor for its success. Being a free platform has expanded the Android device install base, which in turn has driven growth in the number of third party multi-platform and mobile operator app stores.

The expansion of the install base is indeed coming at a fast pace. In the last quarter alone, as users waited for the iPhone 4S, Android shipments grew 36 percent.

Apple users appear to use more apps, however, or at least test them out more. For every 1 Android app downloaded, Apple users download 2, says the firm.

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3 user comments

125.10.2011 14:29

finally :D

225.10.2011 16:28

not to mention android have more free apps

Being nice always has its own consequences

326.10.2011 1:46

I can say that 60% of my apps comes from amazon app store... And even get some apps direct from websites as well like getjar and gameloft... If we count all the number would change

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