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[PhoneArena] Google Play app revenue could surpass iTunes App Store by the end of 2013, will developers follow?

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Just in case you were looking for a break from the BlackBerry madness that has been happening today, we've got some interesting news in regards to the Google Play Store, and the iTunes App Store. As any Android user will tell you, one of the biggest annoyances is that despite the platform having a huge lead in market share worldwide, developers still build for iOS first. Well, that may be about to change because it looks like the Play Store revenue could surpass the iTunes App Store by the end of 2013 or early 2014.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Play-app-revenue-could-surpass-iTunes-App-Store-by-the-end-of-2013-will-developers-follow_id39292
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Good. iOS is getting STALE.
 
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Good. iOS is getting STALE.
They're both pretty stale. The novelty has sure worn off.
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Good. iOS is getting STALE.
They're both pretty stale. The novelty has sure worn off.

Mmmmmmmm
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Google Play saw an increase in its monthly revenues of almost 700% from December to January.
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They're both pretty stale. The novelty has sure worn off.

Novelty wears off nearly everything after a while. Phones for me get boring fairly quick (usually within 6 months). Not that any phone I buy just gets bad, but because I have an itch for something new. The same could be said for PC parts, but that's an iffy analogy.

Regardless, Android does a lot more to keep you interested longer. iOSs last 'major' update wasn't really as impressive as iOS 4 to iOS 5 was. Needless to say, ICS to Jelly Bean wasn't as impressive, but it brought more 'functional' features (IMO) than iOS 6 did (coming from iOS 5). Every time I pick up my iPad or iPhone, I don't feel anything special anymore. It's a GREAT OS, but it's just getting stale. It's a huge reason the iPhone 5 didn't really have any appeal for me.
 
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Its only logical.

There is an absolutely diabolical amount of Android devices out there and its growth/annum is only expanding as time passes.
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Its only logical.

There is an absolutely diabolical amount of Android devices out there and its growth/annum is only expanding as time passes.
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I suppose it's inevitable. If you own iDevices you're likely to buy through iTunes and if you own Android devices you're likely to buy through Google Play -- and there are a lot more Android devices sold than iOS devices.
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Why wouldn't they?
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