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Apple App Store Revenues 2.6x Google Play: App Annie

App downloads were up in both the Apple App Store and Google Play during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data from App Annie. Google saw a bigger jump in downloads comparatively, but Apple still leads the market.

The App Annie blog explains: “From Q4 2012 to Q1 2013, iOS App Store quarterly revenue grew by roughly one-quarter. Meanwhile, Google Play app revenue grew by roughly 90%. While Google Play had the higher growth rate, the iOS App Store gained more in absolute revenue and earned about 2.6x that of Google Play in Q1.”

App Annie also looked at which countries these downloads were coming from. The United States leads the pack, followed by China, which is beginning to gain momentum in Apple’s App Store. China is followed by the United Kingdom, Japan and France on the top countries by downloads list.

Apple App Store & Google Play Saw Growth in Q4 2012: App Annie

In the final quarter of 2012 Google Play app revenue doubled, and iOS App Store revenue grew by about one-fifth, as compared to the third quarter, according to new data from App Annie.

The company reported today that Apple had record revenues in December 2012, jumping 35 percent over December. “…this gain surpassed even the standout revenue increase from November to December last year,” explained the App Annie blog.

Google Play’s growth was led by sales in Asia. The App Annie blog explained, “Japan and South Korea led this growth and contributed close to half of Google Play’s app revenue in Q4.”

According to the metrics, in December 2012, 76 percent of Google Play app revenue in the U.S. came from  the games category. In Japan, games drove 88 percent of revenues and South Korea Google Play revenues dominated with 95 percent of the market.