Play Store Scores More App Installs Than Apple Store
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The Play Store enjoys a moment of triumph as it finally surpasses the App Store for first-time app downloads. 

It would seem that 2017 was the year of redemption for Google's Play Store. For the first time, the Android-focused application store has scored more first-time app downloads than 
Apple's App Store.

Play Store Scores More App Installs Than Apple Store

According to an analysis carried out by the research company SensorTower, mobile users spent approximately $58.6 billion on apps and games last year. The amount spent by app users includes in-app purchases, premium apps, and subscriptions on both the Play Store and App Store. Revenues represent a 35% increase, year-on-year . The App Store claims around $38.5 billion under that revenue while the Play Store settles at just $20.1 billion. 

However, the most noteworthy development happened in favor of the Play Store. As per the report, this is the first time that the Play Store has registered more first-time app downloads than the App Store. The report confirms that the Play Store recorded a 13% growth of first-time app installs globally, which accounts for a total of 91.5 billion downloads. On the contrary, App Store's first-time downloads only grew by 6.7%, representing just 28 billion downloads. 

According to the report, the primary reasons the Play Store registered more first-time app downloads are because of its growing reach in developing markets. And with the advent of the Android One program, its range continues to penetrate a significant chunk of emerging markets. 

Source: ccm

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