Source: Games Industry
quote: Android is about generating ad revenue for Google.
quote: What of it? ounds like a winner to me. Make money of your product and make money of your competitor.
quote: Even beyond that, who cares. Its about what you get... Not what Google or Apple gets.
quote: More people use iOS devices, again because most Android devices sold are low end, not proper smartphones.
quote: Samsung shipped more than 60 million smartphones, including the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II
quote: No, its just misleading when people talk up Android marketshare but such a large amount comes from low end devices that don't get used the same way that a GS3 would.
quote: Its just a lower number compared to other devices, but who cares? This isn't a contest.
quote: If there are so many high end Android devices out there, why is Google making so much more mobile revenue from a competing platform?
quote: As a result, across its U.S. and Canadian network, 17 percent of Web traffic is coming from Samsung smartphones, 46 percent is coming from iPhones, and 37 percent is coming from other smartphones.Chitika last week said it was impressed by the speed with which iPhone 5 traffic topped that of the Galaxy S III. It hit that milestone after only 18 days on the market, whereas the Galaxy S III has been on the market for several months.
quote: we KNOW the majority is low end
quote: The GS3 alone outsold the 4S in one quarter last year
quote: and that is just one phone out of many
quote: With comparable OS and a few good high end devices it outsold IOS by 5 to 1 in 2012.
quote: Now moving on and back to topic. It is an inevitability, the Play store will out-earn the apps store. If not by the end of this year like some independant companies predict, then in 2014. It could even be sooner, well have to see how this year goes, but it will happen. Sheer volume proves it will happen.
quote: How much more data do you guys need to see that much of Android's expansion hasn't been in the high end?
quote: Also note that there are many more iPhone 4S out there, more than the GS3
quote: but it was to make a point that you can also very easily find a better product for less.