ABI Research Study Shows that Android Overtook iOS in Global Mobile App Downloads

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  1. dgstorm

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    A new study from the marketing firm ABI Research indicates that Android has overtaken iOS in total Global mobile app downloads. Interestingly, this study was actually for the second quarter of this year, and doesn't offer any data for the just past Q3. According to the study, mobile app downloads to the Android OS rose to 44%, while Apple held on to 31%. ABI researcher Lim Shiyang, said, ”Android’s open source strategy is the main factor for its success. Being a free platform has expanded the Android device install base, which in turn has driven growth in the number of third party multi-platform and mobile operator app stores. These conditions alone explain why Android is the new leader in the mobile application market.”

    The research report also indicated that much of this growth can be attributed to rapidly increased shipments of Android devices during the second quarter. Here's a quote from the BGR article with the details,
    Here is the full press release,
    Source: BGR