Report: 98.9% of Android Downloads are Free

Thu, Mar 18, 2010

Android, Mobile

The Android Market continues to be dominated by free applications, according to a report from FADE. 289 million downloads have been recorded as well which actually means that averages out to about 35 apps per Android user. Not bad considering the service is still relatively new.

FADE also claims that $900,000 was made in just Android game sales with about 1,200 new games coming to the Market during that time. The top selling game during that period was Lupis Labs’ Robo Defense with 24,000 copies sold. The rest of the list is dominated by console emulators that play games from the 16-bit era and back.

It seems that this data will only improve as Android’s marketshare is ballooning considerably at the moment with even more Android devices hitting the market seemingly every week. As more of these phones penetrate the market and more countries become available to the paid market.

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