Q2 of 2014 is in the books and that means it's time to look back at the app stats and see how well the Google Play Store did over the last three months. More importantly, we'll take a look and see how it fared against the rival iOS in terms of downloads and revenue.
How does iOS8 change things for Android? Is Apple a bigger threat now?
Now that the dust has settled a bit, and we all had time to ponder, how will Android be affected by Apple’s improvements to its platform? Is the new iOS a real threat to Android? What impressed you the most? What do you wish Google had come up with instead of Apple? What annoyed you?Join us in our Friday Debate, sound off in the comments, and vote in our poll.
Android users spend 17% more time in app sessions a month than iOS users
According to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve, Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month. The company released their first App Monetization and Engagement Report, which examines the relative rates of retention across platforms using data collected during the month of April.
Android Fragmentation, as seen by the Open Signal team
Open Signal has just released their Android Fragmentation Visualized report, at it has some interesting statistics. The info provided by Open Signal shows eight different Android iterations in use, whereas Apple has three iOS variants.