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Google überholt Apple bei den Apps

Googles Play Store hat Apples App Store in Sachen Vielfalt überholt: Nach einer aktuelle Schätzung der Internetseite The Sociable wird Googles Store bereits im Juni die Grenze von einer Millionen verfügbarer Programme überschreiten. Derzeit bietet Googles mobiles Betriebssystem Android demnach rund 800.000 Apps zur Auswahl. Die letzten offiziellen Zahlen von Google wiesen im Oktober noch 700.000 Apps aus.

Im App Store von Apple sind laut offizieller Zahl vom Montag 775.000 Apps zu haben – Anwendungen für geknackte „Jailbreak“-iPhones , die abseits des offiziellen Kanals angeboten werden, nicht mitgerechnet. Microsofts Windows Phone ist mit etwa 150.000 Apps weit abgeschlagen.

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Quelle: Statista.de

Zeitgleich zu den neuen Zahlen zur App-Fülle teile Apple mit, dass der Store die Marke von 40 Milliarden Downloads seit dem Start 2008 durchbrochen habe – die Hälfte davon hätte allein 2012 stattgefunden. Damit dürfte das Unternehmen in dieser Hinsicht noch vor Google liegen, das im September 2012 auf 24 Millionen Android-Downloads kam.

Und noch ein weiterer Punkt macht den App Store aus Sicht der App-Industrie attraktiver: Apple-Nutzer geben im Schnitt deutlich mehr Geld für die kleinen Programme aus. Das dominante Finanzierungsmodell bei den Android-Apps ist Werbung, während  auf dem iPhone auch viele Bezahl-Apps Erfolg haben. Laut Apple zahlte das Unternehmen seit Bestehen des App Stores sieben Milliarden US-Dollar an Entwickler aus – 30 Prozent des Preises jeder verkauften App behält das Unternehmen ein.

Die bislang am häufigsten heruntergelade App bei Apple ist nach Angaben des Unternehmens das Spiel Temple Run. Die App von Imangi Studios wurde 2012 laut Apple 75 Millionen Mal heruntergeladen.

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    Sony Aims to Release ‘The Interview,’ but How?

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    India’s Nuclear Ambitions Rattle Tsunami-Hit Coast

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    In photos picked Sunday by Wall Street Journal editors, women hug at a memorial for two police officers killed in New York, men try to keep warm during a cold spell in Allahabad, India, families mourn eight stabbing deaths in Cairns, Australia, and more.

  • [image]PetSmart

    See a Guinea Pig in a Holiday Stole and More

    Dogs and cats have long been showered with toys and treats for Christmas. Now other types of animals are being included in holiday festivities, with apparel for a range of small pets.

  • [image]Elvis Presley Enterprises

    Big Small Talk: Dec. 19-26

    From the biggest Elvis Presley retrospective ever held in Europe and a new exhibition of the Paris Magnum photographers to a shoe collection inspired by Hollywood’s golden age—the things you need to know this week.

  • [image]Ilyas Sheikh/European Pressphoto Agency

    Prayers and Protests Follow Attack in Pakistan

    Protests, prayers and vigils spread from Pakistan to Nepal and India in reaction to news of the attack at the army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that resulted in 132 children and nine school staff being killed.

  • [image]Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Dancing and Donations for Pope’s Birthday

    Hundreds of couples tangoed at St Peter’s Square at the Vatican Wednesday as part of a birthday celebration for Pope Francis, a proud Argentine. The pope was also treated to a cake, cards and 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor for his 78th birthday.

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