Application Downloads Pick Up Pace after Smartphone Sales Soar
The iPhone will continue to be the leading app platform, with a database of over 125,000 applications offering niche and localized content. Other platforms are still playing catch-up, with Android being the fastest gainer among them. ABI Research expects that with over 30,000 applications now available, over 800 million Android applications will be downloaded in 2010. Revenues from mobile app sales, however, are expected to decline by 2012, as competition has led to downward pressure on application prices; and a greater proportion of “must-have” applications will begin to have free or advertising-supported substitutes.
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