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June 5, 2013

Google Play Store reaches 2.5 billion apps downloaded per month!

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Android will soon topple Apple’s iOS platform as the world’s number one application platform, reports suggest

Around 2.5 billion Android applications are downloaded from Google’s Play Store every month and that, according to one analyst, puts Android way out in front of Apple’s iOS platform for the first time.

Downloads from Apple’s App Store are pegged at around 2 billion a month and the iPhone-maker recently claimed its 50 billionth download. Android is closing the gap quickly, however, with a confirmed 48 billion downloads thus far and will surpass Apple’s impressive total downloads inside the next few months on account of its higher monthly download rate, reports suggest.

Speaking to the Financial Times, Horace Dediu of Asymco said,

‘The download rate for Google Play is higher so I would imagine it will have a higher total in a few months if not sooner.’

‘The sheer weight of Android units will generate more downloads but on a per device basis the iOS devices do seem to consume more apps and the gap is not narrowing,’

he added.

‘Not only is Android set to be crowned the most popular mobile operating system for apps, Google is also starting to make more money from Android apps,’

reports The Inquirer.

Google Play’s share of daily revenues has increased from 19 percent in November to 27 percent in April, according to analytics firm Distimo.

Apple is expected to unveil the new-look iOS 7 at the company’s WWDC 2013 developer conference next week.

Source: The Inquirer

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini