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iPad App Downloads Beats All Android Tablets Combined

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Apple's tablet boasts over quarter of a million apps designed specifically for its tablet.

Consumers who own an iPad download five times as many apps as all of the applications downloaded on Android tablets combined.

ABI Research's Mobile Application Markets Research Service confirmed the aforementioned figure through viewing the number of app downloads and the money made from them.

The service said five times as many apps were downloaded for the iPad than by all Android tablets combined during the first half of 2012. Of course, that was before Google's top-selling Nexus 7 tablet arrived.

Apple has claimed that there are currently 250,000 apps developed specifically for the iPad, with Google urging developers to consider its own tablets rather than creating fully-fledged apps for Android-powered smartphones. The search engine giant recently matched Apple's iOS store by boasting over 700,000 apps for its Play Store.

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is proving to be a worthy iPad competitor with sales nearing one million last month. Apple, meanwhile, launched its iPad Mini and iPad 4 devices last week, with the tablets managing to sell three million units in three days.

 

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    dark_wizzie , November 11, 2012 9:15 AM
    SERIOUSLY??? How is this even news?
  • 13 Hide
    dthx , November 11, 2012 9:41 AM
    Why is there no way to customize the THG website to filter out the iZak articles? There are enough trolls of both camps in the forums already, we don't need one as "journalist"
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    zybch , November 11, 2012 9:15 AM
    Who cares, he is a pathetic shill though.
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    boyabunda , November 11, 2012 9:05 AM
    Zak Islam is Christian.
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    abbadon_34 , November 11, 2012 9:10 AM
    ???
  • 20 Hide
    dark_wizzie , November 11, 2012 9:15 AM
    SERIOUSLY??? How is this even news?
  • 13 Hide
    zybch , November 11, 2012 9:15 AM
    Who cares, he is a pathetic shill though.
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2012 9:17 AM
    I spent 600 for a dame stupid ipad and release that I couldn't use it for anything beside turning it on and off. so I download 50 free appz to to comfort myself to find an excuse that it is worth something. maybe that is the reason behind why expensive ipad creat alot downloader. sold it out a weeks later in ebay for 450 to give another 50 download for the next user.
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    kensingtron , November 11, 2012 9:30 AM
    In a closed echo system where your only refuge is the app store it makes sense people download more apps on the iPad. It's a great business model, but it sucks for the consumer. It's unfortunate most iUsers don't realize what they are missing.
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    house70 , November 11, 2012 9:34 AM
    Wow.
    This must be the Mariana Trench of all tech news and Zak didn't even break a sweat.
    Congrats, Zak. The equivalent of "I picked one million more dead leaves off my yard than my neighbor" is officially here, and YOU made it happen.

    Damn, I feel more stupid (stupider, maybe?) after reading this....
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    dthx , November 11, 2012 9:41 AM
    Why is there no way to customize the THG website to filter out the iZak articles? There are enough trolls of both camps in the forums already, we don't need one as "journalist"
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    halcyon , November 11, 2012 9:55 AM
    boyabundaZak Islam is Christian.

    What a nice thing to say on a Sunday morning. Its good to see that some here can still be decent and kind.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 11, 2012 10:23 AM
    boyabundaZak Islam is Christian.

    He downloaded God.
  • 1 Hide
    cookoy , November 11, 2012 10:28 AM
    By itself, more downloads or less downloads can mean different things. What's the point of this news?
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    maddad , November 11, 2012 11:00 AM
    If you aren't interested in the article, then don't f@#$ing read it. And go take your stupid comments else where. Since when is the google play store "not" a closed system just like the Apple App store? Same for the Amazon kindle "closed eco system" I haven't used the App Store since I own no Apple products, but I have an Android smart phone and tablet and so I have used the google play store. I fail to see the logic in those that think one is closed and the other is an open system. Is that because google will let anyone upload something to the play store without it being checked to see if it is hackware, a virus, or any other harmful program? Most of the stuff on Google Play sucks. (I suspect the same on the Apple app store too). All if this is highly overated. But one is just as bad as the other. And there seem to be a lot more "Android and Google sheep" than their ever has been "Isheep"
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    wilem_WAR246810 , November 11, 2012 12:25 PM
    dark_wizzieSERIOUSLY??? How is this even news?

    boyabundaZak Islam is Christian.


    Zak will post anything that glorifies Apple these days
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    halcyon , November 11, 2012 12:36 PM
    maddadIf you aren't interested in the article, then don't f@#$ing read it. And go take your stupid comments else where. Since when is the google play store "not" a closed system just like the Apple App store? Same for the Amazon kindle "closed eco system" I haven't used the App Store since I own no Apple products, but I have an Android smart phone and tablet and so I have used the google play store. I fail to see the logic in those that think one is closed and the other is an open system. Is that because google will let anyone upload something to the play store without it being checked to see if it is hackware, a virus, or any other harmful program? Most of the stuff on Google Play sucks. (I suspect the same on the Apple app store too). All if this is highly overated. But one is just as bad as the other. And there seem to be a lot more "Android and Google sheep" than their ever has been "Isheep"

    Preach m'man preach! There is nothing but truth in what you've written. I'm a technophile, a certified tek-sheep. Right now I'm enjoying Android on my brand-spanking-new Galaxy Note II but if the put a retina display and other beefed up hardware in the iPad Mini I'd be tempted. Its all good stuff.
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    eternalkp , November 11, 2012 1:19 PM
    # 1 app is YouTube since apple abandoned it.
    Google youtube is filled with ads and it's NOT HD, good job apple.
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    bystander , November 11, 2012 1:29 PM
    I'm quite curious as to why the "all Android tablets combined". If you are going to act like they are using different apps, why not write: "All iPad's combined beat all Android tablets combined".

    I have noticed a trend to attempt to sensationalize things that don't need it, from this author.
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    killerclick , November 11, 2012 2:29 PM
    Lol, Fandroids are the worst fanboys there are. iSheep look at my Nexus, say cool and act like normal people. Why don't you basement dwelling permavirgins try it sometime?
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    Kami3k , November 11, 2012 3:13 PM
    JOSHSKORNHe downloaded God.


    From the App Store.
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    Kami3k , November 11, 2012 3:15 PM
    F#$K! I just gave Zak his next "tech article" to right....
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , November 11, 2012 5:25 PM
    killerclickLol, Fandroids are the worst fanboys there are. iSheep look at my Nexus, say cool and act like normal people. Why don't you basement dwelling permavirgins try it sometime?

    Is it just me, or does anyone else hear a note of desperate insecurity every time someone disparages anyone else's sexual prowess on an anonymous web forum or comment thread?

    I mean, don't get me wrong; I'm sure your MacBook has played an instrumental role in your long series of sexual conquests of the hipster women that frequent your local Starbucks. It's just that, when you write stuff like that, it sounds like the only woman who has ever touched you was your mother.
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