Few years ago, it was only Apple’s iOS that was ruling the mobile platform. The iOS became famous because it offer plenty of apps to the users. However, things have changed now as Android has already superseded iOS in terms of app downloads.
In the market you can find more number of Android phones as compared to iPhones. Even the app store of Apple has been outperformed by Google Play Store. A recent research conducted by App Annie showed that ten percent more apps were download from Google Play store as compared to Apple’s app store. However, revenue-wise Apple gained more money than Google Play.
According to App Annie, 75 percent of the revenue generated by App Store was because of game downloads. Same way, 80 percent of the revenue generated by Google Play store was because of game downloads. In countries like India, Russia, Brazil, Japan and South Korea, you can find more number of Android phones compared to iPhones. Hence, these are the countries that do maximum downloads on Google Play. iOS users are mainly present in US and few other countries of the world.
\So, we can conclude that Android is ruling over other mobile phone platform operating systems. The second one in line is iOS. However, there is a fierce competition to hold on to the third spot. The battle is between Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 OS. Both operating systems that are fighting for the third spot do not have millions of apps in their app store. Still it will take much time for Windows Phone and BB10 to step up and compete with the leaders. Other small fishes in the market such as Firefox and Tizen are still in its nascent stages and far from competing with the top four.