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When you compare the actual services...You can easily see why.

iOS is stale as some have said, Android on the other hand is an open book.
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When you compare the actual services...You can easily see why.

iOS is stale as some have said, Android on the other hand is an open book.
They're exactly the same. Android just holds a larger chunk of the market right now thus makes more sales on Google Play.
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They're exactly the same. Android just holds a larger chunk of the market right now thus makes more sales on Google Play.
"Google Play saw an increase in its monthly revenues of almost 700% from December to January." That isn't just from their market share.
Edited by paulerxx - 1/31/13 at 3:06pm
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That would be the holidays. Everything sees an increase.
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That would be the holidays. Everything sees an increase.
Yea, you're right.


"During the last four months, Google Play’s combined daily revenue grew at 43 percent compared to the App Store’s 21 percent, according to research firm Distimo. However, over the entire year, App Store revenue rose by 51 percent. But wait, there’s more. In November, the App Store rang up $15 million in average daily revenue. That compares to $3.5 million for Google Play during the same time… "

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/12/20/google-play-grows-app-store-king/
Edited by paulerxx - 1/31/13 at 3:13pm
post #16 of 42
I sincerely hope this happens.

Being an iphone fan (own the 4s and 5), I hope Google crushes Apple in this regard. People and corporations rarely change unless threatened, and we all know Apple is too conservative with their designs. Their "recipe for success" is no longer working as well as it once did and it should force some changes and risk-taking as opposed to lawsuits and foul play.

The success of the Galaxy S3 and several other Android devices has been INSANE this year which I believe to be the major reason for the Google Play Store's success. I see about a 6 to 1 ratio of Galaxy S3's to iphone 5's in my city and it makes me feel like less of a tool for having an iSheep device lol. Even though I'm a closet S3 owner myself too wink.gif

Don't get me wrong, I've flashed my Galaxy S2 i9100 and Galaxy S3 I747 THOUSANDS of times with custom ROM's, wrote my own scripts and they are terrific and FUN devices. I just prefer the simplicity of ios. I like that it's boring, it keeps my addictive personality from... getting addicted. I don't think about my phone anymore. No more pulling out my phone every 30 minutes to check for wakelocks, obsessively flashing every night and reinstalling all my apps, retweaking my build.prop and framework.jar, disabling scrolling cache and optimizing the CPU governor, setting my overclock and undervolt values and monitoring battery. My iphone 5, I just pocket it and forget it.

Having mild OCD, I like to keep my distractions to the minimum =)

Although I still whip out the S3 when I know I'll have to SMS/type a lot that day wink.gif
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I think it has to do with iOS user already bought the apps they need. Apps that sell now are mostly for those that play games, complete new apps or new iOS users. When I get my iPhone 2G I bought 10$ of apps. Got my iPad another 15$. 1 year now and have not spend a $.
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Yeah because people don't use iTunes independent of an iOS device, right? No-one on OSX uses iTunes? Hell, even people on Windows, right?

It's not because there are more Android devices out there... also Android users are "famously" cheap.
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When you compare the actual services...You can easily see why.

iOS is stale as some have said, Android on the other hand is an open book.
They're exactly the same. Android just holds a larger chunk of the market right now thus makes more sales on Google Play.

Exactly. And both are meh. Anyone that actually used a computer from the 90s and early 00s pretty much experienced everything on the phone already.
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Exactly. And both are meh. Anyone that actually used a computer from the 90s and early 00s pretty much experienced everything on the phone already.

I'm still amazed that I have better than PS2 graphics in my hand, though.
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