Google Play has more downloads than iOS App Store – report

Monday, 4th November 2013 08:00 GMT By Mike Irving

Google Play beat out the iOS App Store in the number of applications downloaded during the third quarter of 2013.

According to App Annie‘s third quarter report, 25% more apps were downloaded from Google Play than the iOS App Store, although it still only pulled in about half the revenue of Apple’s service.

It shows fairly strong growth over the second quarter, in which Google Play led in application downloads by only 10%. In that time they’ve also managed to shorten the gap in revenue.

The report attributes the boost to growth in markets in Brazil and Argentina.

This could be good news for Amazon, if their rumoured Android-based games console sees the light of day.

Thanks, MCV.



  1. gomersoul

    I am pleased about this, much prefer android to ios. Shame game devs aren’t convinced yet, such as rockstar with ifruit. Unless it’s a back hander to do so..

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m agnostic on this issue, but the amount of revenue pulled in or the number of unique users seem like more valuable data-points. Still, doing half as well as iOS is no small feat.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. GrimRita

    @1 devs are convinced but Android is rife with pirates right now. Lots of stories around the web pointing to low sales but thousands of players who haven’t payed.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. FeaturePreacher

    Rockstar has been convinced for a while. Here’s the link to the game.

    #4 1 year ago

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