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Smartphone owners are approaching to download about 56 billion applications this year, reports ABI Research. The lion’s share of those apps will conduct to Android devices, with Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry trailing Google.
Of a 56 billion app downloads, approximately 32.5 billion, or 58% of them, will go to Android smartphones. Apple iPhone owners will download 18.5 billion apps, representing about 33% of a 56 billion total. That means 88 out of each 100 apps downloaded in 2013 will come from a Google Play Store or a iTunes App Store.
Considering that Android and iOS together comment for 9 out of each 10 smartphones sold, these sum line adult nicely. Similarly, Microsoft and BlackBerry’s shares of a altogether app marketplace will simulate their particular share of a smartphone market.
ABI expects Windows Phone owners to download 2.25 billion apps, creation adult usually 4% of a sum app market. Blackberry smartphone owners are approaching to download about 1.7 billion apps, or 3% of a sum app market.
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The app marketplace for tablets, however, looks a bit different. ABI believes inscription owners will download about 14 billion apps via 2013. The Apple iPad will vanquish each other inscription in terms of app downloads. iPad apps will volume to 75%, or 10.5 billion, of a inscription app downloads this year. Google’s Android inscription share is a apart second, with 17%, or 2.4 billion, of a inscription app downloads this year.
ABI accounts for Amazon Kindle Fire apps separately. About 4% of a apps downloaded to tablets this year, or about 560 million, will go to a Kindle Fire. As expected, Microsoft’s share of a inscription app marketplace will be diverting during about 2%, or 280 million.
Given a poignant lead that Google’s Android height has built over Apple’s iOS height (at slightest as distant as smartphones are concerned), ABI believes some developers might switch that height they aim first.
“Arguably a many dire emanate for Google is how most of this handset movement will eventually drip down to tablets, where Apple is holding a installation remarkably well,” remarked comparison researcher Aapo Markkanen. “We would disagree that in this context Google will indeed advantage from a efforts by Amazon, given a participation of Kindle Fire adds a lot of vicious ‘code mass’ to Android’s tender as a height for inscription applications. It is value remembering that Android’s supposed fragmentation problem isn’t usually a problem, though that it has a certain upside as well.”
Google and a partners are operative tough to locate adult to Apple in a inscription market, though Apple’s inscription stays forward of Google’s Android platform. Google tablets have nonetheless to strech a vicious mass that a iPad and iPad Mini enjoy. Though some developers might select to rise for Android first, it will expected be those that essentially aim smartphones and not tablets. The iPad has developers’ ear during a impulse as distant as tablets go, and will for a foreseeable future.
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