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  • Google Play Chasing Apple App Store with 50B App Downloads


    Almost two months after Apple touted its milestone of logging 50 billion app downloads from the Apple App Store, Google's app storefront - Google Play - can now boast of the same feat.

    “Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, education, communicate, create art, and so much more,” Apple said in May, touting its accomplishment as a practically untouchable achievement.

    But Android is nipping at Apple's heels with the tremendous growth of the Google Play store in the last year. When you consider Android’s challenge of playing catch-up to the App Store, it's all the more impressive that Google Play downloads have now surpassed 50 billion too.

    Unfortunately for Apple loyalists, it doesn't appear that Google Play's momentum will slow any time soon, especially with the record influx of Android apps hitting the store and the equally monumental paydays some Android developers have been receiving. Google CEO Larry Page confirmed Thursday, for example, that more money was paid out to app developers in the first half of 2013 than during all of 2012.

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Play Chasing Apple App Store with 50B App Downloads started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      And 10b of those apps are legit. The rest are useless/malware. Woohoo google. Not to mention NSA is watching.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      And 10b of those apps are legit. The rest are useless/malware. Woohoo google. Not to mention NSA is watching.
      Lol. Big time malware.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      And 10b of those apps are legit. The rest are useless/malware. Woohoo google. Not to mention NSA is watching.
      Took the words right out of my mouth LMAO!!
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      And 10b of those apps are legit. The rest are useless/malware. Woohoo google. Not to mention NSA is watching.
      Yeah...cause the apps tore has nothing but useful apps...100%. I mean im glad they have so many farting apps
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      Yeah...cause the apps tore has nothing but useful apps...100%. I mean im glad they have so many farting apps
      Yes. We need options.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Farting apps that are not malware ridden..i'll take them all day :]
    1. iOS Guru's Avatar
      iOS Guru -
      Come on, how is Google Play hitting 50 Billion downloads so impressive? Apple said they have sold what? About 300 million iOS devices? And good has sold what? About 900 Million android devices? Big whoop! They managed to have people download as many apps 2 months after Apple hit the same number and Apple did it with one-third the amount of devices. Seriously, its not as impressive as you make it out to be. But anyways, good job Google, its still a big milestone.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Farting apps that are not malware ridden..i'll take them all day :]
      haters gonna hate.

      Quote Originally Posted by iOS Guru View Post
      Come on, how is Google Play hitting 50 Billion downloads so impressive? Apple said they have sold what? About 300 million iOS devices? And good has sold what? About 900 Million android devices? Big whoop! They managed to have people download as many apps 2 months after Apple hit the same number and Apple did it with one-third the amount of devices. Seriously, its not as impressive as you make it out to be. But anyways, good job Google, its still a big milestone.
      does apple or Google for that matter count downloads as unique downloads? or every time you download the same apps over and over they count it as a download?

      also you say 300 million vs 900 million, apple also had what, a 2 year head start?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      AppStore: "it's 50 billion unique downloads, excluding re-downloads and updates."
    1. shadow2388's Avatar
      shadow2388 -
      SMH to the 2 year head start.. Boom.
    1. barondebxl's Avatar
      barondebxl -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      And 10b of those apps are legit. The rest are useless/malware. Woohoo google. Not to mention NSA is watching.
      So that's how you eye shhhheeps sound when youre mad. LMAO
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      So that's how you eye shhhheeps sound when youre mad. LMAO
      Why do u A-sheeps visit ModMyi?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Google Store: "We have even more useless apps than the Apple App Store"! Congrats…
    1. GrumpySod's Avatar
      GrumpySod -
      Having used both app stores apple is the better store, google play is full of fakes and apps that aren't what they seem! But saying that apple has had a few of its own recently! But what I'd say makes apples App Store stand out is the apps them self and how they look and feel on iOS! Apps just seem so much smoother and seems to have better features!
    1. Schnedi's Avatar
      Schnedi -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Why do u A-sheeps visit ModMyi?
      why modmyi writes news about android??
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Schnedi View Post
      why modmyi writes news about android??
      Someone is chasing Apple, that's why.