Appfigures.com has published a new report showing that the Google Play Store has now passed the Apple App Store in the nuymber of apps available. Google’s final 2014 tally stood at 1.43 million apps offered while Apple’s store was behind for the first time with 1.21 million apps offered. It’s no surprise that Google’s app offerings have grown given the explosive growth of the Android operating system across the globe. Google has one distinct advantage in the competition, sheer numbers – the number of manufacturers offering Android devices has grown each year outpacing Apple devices.
Google has also started better managing the Play Store, though some might disagree, laying down more ground rules for app developers and providing more user control. With Android Lollipop now available on newer devices and the platform maturing so quickly, even since Gingerbread, you can expect even more people to continue to adopt Android as their mobile OS. Android has taken full advantage of it’s ability to customize and tailor the user experience to the individual something Apple still hasn’t figured out. 2015 is a new year and Apple has some work to do if it wants to stop losing in statistics to the competition.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.