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Re: More Android Merket Downloads Than People?

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____/ William Poaster on Tuesday 13 Sep 2011 23:37 : \____

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:06:40 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Report: Android Market Nearing 6 Billion Downloads; Weather Apps Are Makinâ
>> It Rain
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>> | The Android Market continues to explode. Recent statistics published by
>> | research firm Ovum predict that app downloads in Androidâs marketplace
>> | could reach 8.1 billion this year, compared to 6 billion for iOS, with
>> | total growth in app downloads expected to be as much as 144 percent this
>> | year. Today, mobile research firm Research2Guidance is releasing a report
>> | that gives a detailed look into the Android marketplaceâs current
>> | escalating growth, whatâs trending, and what categories of apps are making
>> | the most money.
> 
> And the trolls call Linux users "Freetards"!
> 
> Well, how about this too:
> 
> The third instalment of the "Humble Indie Bundle", which closed in August,
> is reported to have made a record $2.17 million for indie games developers
> & charities. Now while teh bundle is available for Linux, Windows & Mac &
> retailing for more than $50, there was a period during which they were
> available on a "pay-what-you-like" basis. At the close of the period, the
> average price paid was $5.82 but the Bundle team kept a track of who paid
> what & what platform the downloads were for. Now, take a wild guess as to
> which users on average paid the *least* amount. Yup, *Windows* users at a
> miserly $4.89, whilst the *highest* payers were Linux users who paid on
> average $12.03. Mac users paid an average of $7.73.

One Linux user is worth one Mac user and a Windows user combined. Maybe s/he
does twice as much work, too, getting paid twice as much.

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