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Looking at all the cool new apps, people began to think that andoid is getting in the front of the apps battle. but Despite the growth of Google’s Android Market, Apple’s App Store is still the top hero among mobile app stores. according to the research firm Distimo, results of a recent study has shown that sales of iPhone apps alone in Apple’s iPhone App Store generated four times the revenue seen by Android Market.
The standings were compiled by looking at the total revenue created by the 200 highest grossing apps across each store. and surprisingly according to the research, users with the most downloads were from china. Chinese iPhone users accounted for 30 percent of the total downloads.
Counting just the number of free apps, Android Market was the leader this year, outpacing iPhone apps this past June. iPad apps took third place, followed by the Ovi Store, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and Amazon’s Appstore.
According to Destimo;
Collectively, the major app stores now offer more than 1 million apps. But Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 store showed the greatest relative growth in 2011, increasing its available apps by more than 400 percent.
The three largest stores for gamers were Apple’s App Store with 79,077 games, the Android Market with 46,045, and the App Store (for iPad) with 28,683. However, the Windows Phone 7 store showed strong growth in the number of games offered, surpassing the Ovi Store and BlackBerry App World this year. Although despite the progress of the android has gotten so far, iPhone is still leading the app market. but considering the improvements and the latest gadgets of android like galaxy Nexus, can apple really defend their position in 2012..?