30 Aug '12, 9am

#Android users are digging into their pockets for better apps - do you buy or just peruse the freebie list?

Apparently, Android users pay less for apps than iOS users. But apparently this is now changing, somewhat... A new report by mobile keyboard specialist Swiftkey - of 14,000 Android users - indicates that 93 per cent of Android phone owners are buying apps as opposed to just downloading free ones. PocketLint writes: The results suggest that the Google Play store is finally coming of age and that Android users are happy to pay for apps if they feel they are worth it. In comparison the same survey last year found that in 2011 Apple users were four times more likely to have more than 20 paid apps on their phone compared to Android users (39 per cent vs. 10 per cent). Now in 2012 the gap has narrowed. Another finding was that a year ago Android users were far more likely than Apple users to have never paid for an app - 12% against 3%. In 2012, the figures are a lot closer, 7% a...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/eyes-on-android-up...

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