According to a recent report by ABI Research, Android has overtaken Apple in mobile app downloads, in Q2 of 2011, with Android taking a 44 percent share on the mobile app download market compared to Apple’s 31 percent share.
What is interesting from the report that whilst Android is ahead of Apple in the total number of download, the actual downloads per user at a rate of two to one.
“Android’s open source strategy is the main factor for its success,” says Lim Shiyang, research associate. “Being a free platform has expanded the Android device install base, which in turn has driven growth in the number of third party multi-platform and mobile operator app stores. These conditions alone explain why Android is the new leader in the mobile application market.”
The report also said that the global app downloads for all platforms are expected to reach a total of 29 billion by the end of 2011, this compares to a total of 9 billion for 2010, you can find out more information over at ABI Research.