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Play Store dominates app downloads, but still lagging behind in terms of revenues

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The Google Play Store is undoubtedly one of the most popular mobile app hubs in the world as evidenced by the number of Android users out there. Thanks to the vast user base enjoyed by the Play Store, new findings have revealed that the Android app hub dominated Apple’s iOS App Store as far as gross downloads were concerned.

However, Apple was still on top in terms of overall revenue made by the App Store which is more than 60% compared to what the Play Store generated. This tells the true story of Android where marketshare means one thing while generating revenues is a whole different story.

Play Store - App Store Revenue Comparison

As the chart above rightly illustrates, Google’s Play Store still has a lot of catching up to do to get on level with the App Store in terms of revenue.

Unsurprisingly, most of Apple’s revenues reportedly come from the U.S., Japan and South Korea. It goes without saying that both app hubs have seen significant growth over the past year, although Apple clearly dominates the market.

Source: TUAW

Via: Phone Arena