Android, Google’s operating system, announced yesterday that it has passed the 10 billion downloads mark. A stage reached 38 months after its launch.
By way of comparison, the App Store had for its part passed the milestone of 10 billion downloads after only 30 months of exercise …
The battle between the two main competitors therefore continues to grow. accentuate. Indeed, according to the figures ABI Research, in the 2nd quarter of 2011, Android applications represented nearly 44% of downloads against only 31% for those of Apple.
On the other hand, according to estimates by Gene Munster, analyst at Piper jaffray, taken over by the Fortune site, Apple is said to be the undisputed market leader for paid applications. Indeed, according to the firm, between 85% and 90% of paid applications sold in the world are under iOS. Crushed, Android would therefore only collect the few crumbs left by its competitor