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Mobile commerce app revenues from Android to double

The income from Google Play application sales look as though they are primed to be twice as large this year.

This summer, Google Play’s mobile commerce successes raced forward as they exploded beyond the 50 billion app download mark, this summer, and this progress is only continuing onward, leading many to believe that this will be a doubly rewarding year for Android application revenues.

Developers have been working hard to both create and market quality applications.

Because of this, and a number of other factors, it looks as though the mobile commerce revenues from Android apps will be double, this year, what they were last year. The most recent reports from ABI Research have projected that the app revenues from Google Play alone will have broken the $6.8 billion mark by the close of 2013.

At the same time, the mobile commerce story at Google Play still hasn’t reached that of the Apple App Store.

Mobile Commerce AppsThe industry is still being lead by the mobile commerce app revenues over iOS devices, causing Android to continually play the catch up game regardless of its progress. At the same time, ABI stated that the current smartphone app market “will be Android’s most fruitful hunting ground compared to other devices.”

In fact, the ABI Research data has indicated that the app revenues from Android smartphone mobile commerce are expected to rise from 59.1 percent to 65.9 percent when compared to the revenues from iOS smartphone apps, over the period of the next full year.

Josh flood, an ABI senior analyst, explained that “Apple’s iOS still leads all the other mobile operating systems’ revenues by a significant margin; however, the greater number of Android smartphones in use is clawing back Apple’s lead in this market.” He pointed out that there will be a shift in the nature of this mobile commerce over throughout this year due to the popularity of Android devices and the massive growth in their shipments, particularly when compared to that of iOS devices. He also added that “This year, Android smartphones will ship by a factor of more than three-to-one to iPhones.”

Mobile commerce iOS and Android market share narrowing

The latest report issued by Kantar Worldpanel has shown that the two platforms are drawing closer.

The latest mobile commerce news report has just been issued by Kantar Worldpanel and has indicated that the market share gap between iOS and Android smartphones is narrowing in some markets, while Apple’s portion is strengthening in these important global regions.

In some very key markets Apple is beginning to grow even stronger than it was before.

Year over year, the mobile commerce report predicted that iOS would be making gains in the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. This, despite the fact that Android has been making tremendous surges in popularity and its penetration has become even greater than it ever has before, within the last twelve months.

The mobile commerce report showed that Android has managed to hold its lead but iOS is strong.

Mobile Commerce - Android and iOSAccording to the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech mobile commerce data that was released this week, “Android has retained its lead in smartphone sales for the 3 month period ending June 2013, with a 51.5% sales share of the smartphone market, while iOS follows with 42.5%, growing 3.3% compared to last year.”

The advances that are being recorded by iOS in the mobile commerce marketplace have primarily been at the expense of the market share held by Android. Over the three months that were completed in June 2013, the sales of iOS smartphones were made up of 8 percent from T-Mobile, 10 percent from Sprint, 39 percent from AT&T, and 40 percent from Verizon.

The mobile commerce news report suggested that the largest increase in Apple device sales came from T-Mobile. This did not come as much of a surprise to many, as the iPhone has only been recently added to the carrier’s offerings. That said, Verizon is still maintaining the largest number of sales during the period covered by the report. The next few months, as new devices are launched in each platform, should be very defining for the direction that the market will be taking at least for another year. Analysts will certainly be watching the numbers closely.