Google Apple App Store: The battle of the app stores is heating up, with both Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) vying for top honors.
While most people are familiar with the popularity of Apple’s App Store, there is reason to believe that competition from Google Play will become even more prominent in the near future.
Every year, mobile analytics firm Distimo takes a close look at the industry in its highly anticipated Global App Stores Report. As expected, the Apple App Store and Google Play are the big winners. But which store is making the most noise? Which app store is poised to take over the industry in the future?
According to the report, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Play achieved more sales growth than the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. That being said, Apple is still out in front in terms of overall revenue.
The question remains: will Google eventually be able to catch up with Apple, should it continue to see faster growth year over year?
For a better idea of an answer, let’s take a closer look at some of the data provided in the report and analyzed by TechCrunch: