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Google’s Android beats Apple in mobile app downloads

[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols
for this link. ]

“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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