Google Play To Overtake App Store In Downloads
Posted: June 4, 2013 by Maja Johnson
Today, the iOS and Android platforms compete on every level when it comes to the smartphone market. The sale of Android based mobile phones have risen significantly ever since the Korean tech giant started designing Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This has become clear as Android app downloads are starting to overtake iOS app downloads for the first time.
Apple was the first to introduce the App store back in 2007, which has allowed them to record over 50 billion downloads. Up until recently, Apple has cornered the app store market. However, things have changed. Android app downloads have caught up and overshoot iOS app downloads by over 500 million per month.
Comparing the number of devices sold to users worldwide, Android is definitely in a strong lead in sales. Nearly 900 million devices Android devices have been sold compared to Apple's 600 million. Having this in mind, it is expected that there are 2 billion apps are downloaded from Apple's App Store and 2.5 billion apps through Google Play on a monthly basis. Google, with its Android OS and Google Play, are overtaking the dominating Apple and its iOS for 2013.
Google has announced that they are reaching 48 billion apps downloaded through Google Play since launch. With this rate, it is believed that Android will surpass iOS and take the lead by October this year.