60% of Apps are Free in Android Market

Posted on September 6, 2010 by


A report released by app store analytics provider Distimo has shown that Google’s Android Market has the largest share of free applications when compared with other mobile app stores.

The findings, from July 2010, show that 60% of the apps in the Android Market were free of charge. This figure has increased by 3% from May 2009 , when free apps represented 57% of the Market.

In comparison, the share of free apps on Windows Marketplace for Mobile was a mere 22%, the Apple App Store for iPad stood at only 26% and BlackBerry App World’s percentage of free apps was also low at 26%.

The report also showed that paid applications were priced lowest in Google’s Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store and Palm’s App Catalog.

To read the full report produced by Distimo into the US App Market, you can visit their website here.