Apple App Store to be passed by Android Market in 2012

Apple vs. Android reignites as app battle tightens

Google's Android Market is to become the leading App provider in 2012 reports suggest

Apple’s App Store is to be overtaken in terms of quarterly sales by Google’s Android Market before the end of 2012, new figures from Strategy Analytics have claimed.

Having pioneered the mobile application industry and sparked a flurry of imitation services, Apple’s App Store is set to be surpassed by Google’s Android offering next year as the growing number of third party Android app outlets offer users more ways to fill their mobile and tablet devices.

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Whilst Apple earlier this month recorded its 15 billionth app download Android ended June by revealing its 4.5 billionth app download having claimed the final billion downloads were recorded within just 60 days.

Strategy Analytics last week claimed that Apple’s share of the tablet market dropped by almost 30 per cent during the past quarter a period that reportedly saw Google’s Android OS make waves on the tablet scene thanks to the likes of the Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Via: TechRadar