Accoring to new research, iOS’s app revenue is four times higher than what Google Play gets in their store. Apple told CNET that they have paid developers $6.5 billion ,with revenue up 62.5 percent.
“Much has been reported about Android’s sheer growth in smartphone distribution over the last year. However, the volume of global free downloads is still 10% greater on iOS than on Google Play. What is noteworthy though is the speed of Google Play’s catch-up. In the last five months, it has closed the gap significantly by growing 48% compared to iOS’s 3.3% growth in the same time period. Although, in the most recent month, growth has slowed considerably, and the question remains, can Google Play keep growing at a lightning pace?” App Annie Intelligence wrote in their report.
According to App Annie Intelligence “Google Play’s revenue have grown an aggressive 17.9%” whereas “iOS revenue contracted by 0.7%.”
App Annie Intelligence also reported that the top four countries by downloads in October 2012 for Google Play were: United States, South Korea, India and Japan. For iOS the top four countries in October were the United States, China, Japan and the United Kingdom.