terms of total downloads in October 2013, however, Google actually dominates the iOS platform, with YouTube leading the way with the most popular download on the platform. But Google also has Google
Maps (#3), Google Search (#4), Gmail (#8) and Chrome (#9) among the top ten. Apple only has three app titles in the top ten on its own platform: Find My Phone (#5), GarageBand (#7) and iBooks (#10).
Facebook is the second most popular download in iOS in October. Still, on a revenue basis, Apple’s suite of apps — including Pages, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, GarageBand and iPhoto — occupy the
top six spots among the highest revenue generators in the Apple App Store.
Not surprisingly, given its Android-based models, Samsung is a dominant force in
Google Play (259 apps), with Sony (216), Google itself (81), Panasonic (77) and Disney (54) rounding out the top 5.
Better and better Samsung phones could, in theory, lead some Apple customers to make the switch. More likely, however, is that Samsung continues to consolidate its control of the Android ecosystem, pushing out Google’s other hardware partners in the process. With Samsung pushing alternatives to Google’s services, Samsung’s total dominance could put Google in an unfortunate position.
The critics might not like them, but buyers sure doIn general, Samsung phones are not well-liked by the tech media — most reviewers seem to prefer other Android handsets instead. Computerworld, for example, believes the top Android phone is Motorola’s Moto X, while PCWorld thinks Google’s own Nexus 5 is the best Android phone on the market. Techradar loves Sony’s Xperia Z, and Business Insider thinks buyers should go with HTC’s One, as long as they get the unlocked version from Google Play.
Now Samsung users can get bunch of titles for only a dollar a piece if they go through the Samsung App Store! Sega Announced the discounts today on its blog. From November 26th to December 2nd, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic CD, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Ep. I, and Sonic The Hedgehog Ep. II are only $1 USD through the Samsung Apps store. Just direct your Samsung device to the company’s app store.
In Amazon’s Appstore, Amazon itself (109) is by far the leading
developer using the platform. But in this environment which serves both Kindle and Android devices, Disney (23) and Sony (21) are making some effort, followed by Adobe (11) and IBM (5).