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Google Play Store revenues lag behind Apple's App Store- report

October 16
7:01 AM 2013

App analytics firm Distimo reported that global revenue shares of Google's Play Store has lagged behind that of Apple's App Store for the past six months. In its September report, Distimo data showed that Apple still commanded a 65% share of the app revenue for the time period compared to Google's 35%. However, Apple's revenues had fallen from its 75% revenue share six months ago. Meanwhile, Android app revenues had grown stronger from the 24% revenues it posted in April.

A mobile technology website IntoMobile report considered the Play Store's accelerated growth impressive. Devices offered in the store like LG G2, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 were bringing more customers to the store, the report said.

In an August Distimo report cited by TechCrunch, it was revealed that that customers in the US still spent the most for applications. Japan and South Korea followed next and contributed most to Google Play Store's share in the revenues. 

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