ABI Research (http://www.abiresearch.com) expects mobile application downloads from Apple's iOS and the Android to account for 78% of all application downloads in 2010, with iOS (the iPhone’s operating system) taking the lion’s share of 52% of all applications.
The numbers are driven by availability, variety and novelty in both the Android market and the Apple App Store, which is currently unmatched by any other smartphone platform, says the research group. In addition, the sale of Android phones has taken off in 2010, with over 160,000 activations being reported daily.
"The Apple App Store’s days of being the only game in town are over, although the store will continue to be the biggest player in the market,” says wireless research analyst Bhavya Khanna. “However, downloads from other platforms, such as Blackberry’s App Store and Nokia’s Ovi Store remain sluggish, hampered by a lack of...| Read more »