The Google Play store saw 25 per cent more downloads this past quarter than Apple’s App Store, but was still behind in revenue by 50 per cent.
The figures come from App Annie’s Q3 2013 report, which states that new markets in Brazil and Argentina have had a major influence in Google Play’s spike in download traffic during the period.
"The increase in Google Play’s downloads was primarily driven by Brazil and Argentina with the former climbing one spot in the rankings to #4 behind the US, South Korea and India,” read the report.
Games remained the leading category in Brazil, but gains made by the Communication and Media & Audio categories also helped them achieve their Google Play download ranking.”
The App Store’s lead over Google Play shrunk from 2.3x in Q2 2013 to 2.1x during the most recent quarter.