Android Market sees 861.5-percent growth, revenues are not as impressive

Google sees it's Android Market increase by 861.5-percent.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Feb 21 2011 7:59 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:32 PM CST
According to a chart from UK-based research firm IHS, Android Market revenues for 2010 were estimated at $102 million, an increase from $11 million in 2009. How does this compare to Apple's juggernaut-of-an App Store? Well, Apple's revenues for their App Store in 2010 were estimated at $1.7 billion.

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That is 20 times bigger than the Android Market. Where the Android Market saw an 861.5-percent increase, Apple only saw a 131.9-percent increase. So Android is growing, but Apple is making a sweet-load more green than them. Google will need to sustain the growth they are enjoying now to catch up to where Apple are today.

Apple have a much tighter hold on their app-developers, where Google seems to be much more open. So while Apple are making money now, it does not guarantee them an app-friendly future, especially considering that Google has their mobile OS on many more branded handsets than just a single brand like Apple.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

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