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Chart of the day: Google Play overtakes Apple's App Store

July 31, 2013: 2:54 PM ET

Google registers 10% more downloads. Apple generates 2.3 times more revenue.

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FORTUNE -- App Annie, the mobile analytics site with the friendliest name, is the first to report that four years after it was launched as Android Market, Google's (GOOG) app store has overtaken Apple's (AAPL).

Driven by Android's rapidly growing market share, 10% more of the world's population downloaded Google Play apps in the June quarter than App Store apps, according to Ask Annie results published Wednesday.

But in the same period, the App Store generated 2.3 times more revenue -- probably because so many of those Android apps were free.

Link: App Annie Index.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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