The main smartphone operating systems are Google’s Android and iOS from Apple, the proportion of the few competitors on a global scale is negligible. This popularity will inevitably lead to the prosperity of their application stores, but there are some significant differences, as shown in a study of App Annie.
Since the Android smartphone sold much more than devices iPhone, it is not surprising that Google Store Downloads in the 3rd quarter was 90% more than in iOS. In the 2nd quarter, the advantage was 85%, so that the gap is widening.
However, long known that the purchasing power of iPhone owners is higher than that of the owners most of the budget smartphone on Android. In the reporting quarter revenue the Apple App Store has been 80% higher than in the Google Play Store. A quarter earlier the difference was 70%, so that the gap is growing here.
The number of downloads for Android is increasing at the expense of the first who bought a smartphone users in countries like India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Apple also receives bonuses from successful work in the Chinese market. On Android in India’s demand for security applications, cross-platform file sharing program SHAREit, Facebook and WhatsApp. In China, demand for applications on iOS video broadcasts iCast Show and MiaoPai.