In a recent study conducted by Xyologic, results show that in 2012 Apple will no longer have the advantage when it comes to app downloads, the Cupertino-based company will be surpassed by Android.
The study was taken last month, showing Apple holding its lead with 1.45 billion app downloads in that month vs 0.64 billion app downloads from the Android Market. Although Apple continued to hold the top position, Xyologic points out that Android was outperforming Apple in terms of monthly downloads, specifically in Poland, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Furthermore, the mobile analysis company believes in the coming months people will see a number of countries where Android becomes platform option number one, when it comes to the largest audiences.
Another fascinating bit of information is the Android Market will have more apps than the Apple App Store by August 2012. Both stores will have around 680.000 apps at that point, according to Xyologic’s calculations. Also, the number would have been much different if Google had not started cleaning up the Android Market from low quality apps. This is due to Google improving the Market tremendously when it comes to eliminating crappy apps, the monthly deletion rate has grown from 20% in November 2010 to 48% in July 2011.
Do you guys think these results hold any weight when it comes to the best destination for apps?