Android is dominating app stores but Apple is still beating Google in one extremely important metric: revenue.
Cupertino made nearly twice as much money from its App Store in 2017 as Google did from Google Play, despite seeing only a fraction of the downloads, according to a new report out today from App Annie.
Just how big is the difference? Apple made $34 billion on 29 billion app downloads in 2016, according to the company’s data. Google, by comparison, made $10 billion on 63 billion downloads in 2016.
Put another way, Apple made more than three times as much money as Google with less than half as many downloads. Read more…