Google Play Quarterly App Revenue More Than Doubled Over Past Year, Thanks To Games, Freemium Apps


How well the Android app marketplace on Google Play is performing is the subject of a new report from recently expanded app analytics firm App Annie, out today ahead of this week’s Google I/O 2014 developer conference. The report indicates that the past year has been significant for Android app publishers, as Google Play apps, downloads, and revenue have all seen what the firm referred to as “phenomenal” growth.

Most notably, Google Play quarterly app revenue – a number that tends to trail that of Apple’s iOS App Store – has more than doubled over the past year, up 2.4x from Q1 2013 to Q1 2014, App Annie says.


The report, unlike many in the industry, is not sponsored by or funded by the subject in question – Google; but the company is a customer of its products, App Annie notes.

App Annie also estimates there are now “well…

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