Android overtakes iOS in app downloads, says ABI Research
Android overtook Apple’s iOS in worldwide mobile app downloads in the second quarter this year, reported ABI Research. In terms of market share, Android now has 44% of total app downloads, while iOS app downloads are at 31%.
The recent device shipment figures explain the reason behind Android’s growth in app downloads. According to ABI Research, iPhone shipment growth in Q2 2011 slowed to 9% from 15% a quarter earlier. On the other hand, Android smartphone shipments increased 36% in Q2 2011, compared to 20% in Q1.