O’Reilly’s Android app gaining ground on its iPhone counterpart

by: Susan ElleryDecember 26, 2009
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It is nice to see Android gaining ground on its competition in both the big markets and the small. We covered last week some of the big trends, today we have a little one to share. O’Reilly Media, well-known technical book supplier, sells e-book copies of their hardcover books as individual applications in both the Android market and Apple’s App store with each online store offering about 200 books/applications. The publisher recently revealed that the sale of its Android applications are increasing at an astonishing rate. Two months ago, Android sales were hovering at about 10% of iPhone sales for the same title, which means for every title sold 10% were for Android and 90% were for the iPhone. A recent glimpse of sales reveals that Android has increased to 22%, a 12% jump in a mere two months. Though the iPhone outsells Android in total volume, Android is on the rise and with approximately 50 new Android handsets predicted for 2010, this is a trend that is expected to continue.

[via O’Reilly]