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Google's Android beats Apple in mobile app downloads

Oct 26, 2011, 15:01 (2 Talkback[s])
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"According to ABI Research, In the second quarter of 2011, 'Android overtook iOS to become the market share leader in mobile application downloads. The market shares of Android and iOS were 44% and 31%, respectively.'

"In case you're keeping score at home, there are still more iOS applications than there are Android applications and iPhone and iPad users are far more likely to download an application than their Android brothers and sisters. 'Despite leading in total mobile application downloads, Android's app downloads per user still lag behind Apple's by 2-to-1,' said Dan Shey, ABI Research's practice director, mobile services in a statement. 'Apple's superior monetization policies attracted good developers within its ranks, thus creating a better catalog of apps and customer experience.'"

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