Google Play downloads 10 per cent higher than iOS App Store downloads

Downloads through the Google Play store are 10 per cent higher than the iOS App Store, although revenue for the App Store is double that of Google, App Annie research has found.

The research, which looks at Q2 of 2013, found that a substantial growth of music and social networking apps helped drive iOS App Store revenue; while games and communications were the top categories for Google Play.

Games continued to dominate the share of revenue for both app stores, and still accounted for a greater share in Google Play where it comprised over 80 per cent of revenues, versus roughly 75 per cent in the iOS App Store.

The research found that the US was the top country for downloads, followed by China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Russia.

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