Mobile App Roundup: Android App Downloads, Nexon and THQ

Android App Downloads Overtake iOS, App Store Not Far Behind – According to a new report from ABI Research, 44% of app downloads in the third quarter were for Android devices, compared to iOS’ 31% share of the market. Currently for every device running iOS, there are 2.4 devices running Android. In other app news, research2guidance has found that the Android market has now published 500,000 mobile apps, compared to the 600,000 available on the App store. Of note is the interesting statistic that more than 37% of apps within the Android store were later removed, but only 24% of apps have been removed from the iOS store once they were published.