Android overtook Apple’s iOS in worldwide mobile app downloads in the second quarter this year, reported ABI Research. In terms of market share, Android now has 44% of total app downloads, while iOS app downloads are at 31%.
The recent device shipment figures explain the reason behind Android’s growth in app downloads. According to ABI Research, iPhone shipment growth in Q2 2011 slowed to 9% from 15% a quarter earlier. On the other hand, Android smartphone shipments increased 36% in Q2 2011, compared to 20% in Q1.