IOS and Android – A Comparison of Revenues

Coming to the mobile ecosystem, the two leading platforms have always been competing against each other in terms of apps downloads and revenues. Since the last few quarters, the app store downloads and revenues statistics showed a somewhat similar pattern. Google Play was ahead of iOS in terms of downloads while the latter managed a … Continue reading “IOS and Android – A Comparison of Revenues”

Coming to the mobile ecosystem, the two leading platforms have always been competing against each other in terms of apps downloads and revenues. Since the last few quarters, the app store downloads and revenues statistics showed a somewhat similar pattern. Google Play was ahead of iOS in terms of downloads while the latter managed a considerable but shrinking lead over Google Play in the revenue segment. However, Q1 of 2015 witnessed iOS acquiring a significant lead over Google Play for revenue and Google Play staying on top in the download section.

According to latest reports from App Annie, the worldwide downloads in Q1 2015 for Google Play was almost 70% higher than iOS App Store, which was again a rise from the 60% in Q3 2014. The emerging markets in the developing countries – Mexico, Turkey, Brazil and Indonesia, played a crucial role in behind Google Play’s growth. The Android ecosystem was highly benefitted with the first time smartphone buyer numbers in these markets attaining a huge growth.

On the contrary, Apple’s app store secured sizeable worldwide revenue in this year’s first quarter. Q1 of 2015 shows iOS App Store revenues being about 70% higher on Google Play, and this was also an increase from about 60% in Q3 2014. Given to the massive boom in two core markets – U.S and China, Apple’s revenue has been successfully earning impressive figures.

On the other hand, the iOS App Store’s worldwide revenue in Q1 2015 was about 70% higher than on Google Play, up from about 60% in Q3 2014. The revenue performance of iOS has been clearly backed by two of Apple’s core markets ­ China and the United States. In fact, iOS’ success is being measured as an outcome of the securing of more established markets. Here, it is worth mentioning that App Store’s worldwide revenue in Q2 2015 has been reportedly 70% higher than Google Play.

Going deeper into the analytics of mobile apps economy, there are certain factors that distinguish both the stores and their performances from each other.

It is probably because Apple device owners are from a higher income group and are always willing to invest more money on the apps compared to the normal Android user, that, Apple has been successfully generating handsome revenues for the IOS Development Companies compared to their Android counterparts. The record breaking sales of the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S, along with the influential sales figures in China and the ‘big five’ (Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain) markets is a true reflection of iOS’ powerful market-share.

Android too has its own set of expensive handsets, like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the truth is that the majority of Android users spend on smartphones costing between $100 and $300. Again most Android users worldwide lack a credit/debit card and that carrier billing is often unavailable.

Also, it is important to note that the lack of direct sales revenue has resulted in the increased on more and more ad-supported apps on the Android platform. Market insights reveal, the idea that Android cannot pull in more money via the direct sales and/or in-app purchases, may urge many smartphone app developers to opt for advertisement supported apps, without even trying for alternatives for their Android apps. This is where iOS clearly gets an advantage, driving more revenue via the direct purchase mode and other subsequent in-app purchases from its affluent user group.

Common Issues in Android Lollipop and Their Solutions

Android Lollipop problems with their solutions

Although Android Marshmallow is out for some devices, many of the devices are still using Lollipop and are still receiving updates to the OS. Lollipop has been a spectacular operating system for Android with such amazing features, but there is no such thing as perfect, and Lollipop is no exception. There are many Android Lollipop issues and we’re going to list here some common Android Lollipop issues and their possible fix.

Crashing Apps:

The Lollipop update somehow introduced memory leaks that caused way too many problems all over. This Android Lollipop issue caused the apps to crash and have lag in the UI and even caused the UI to force stop without any kind of warning.

On high-end devices, this leak isn’t much noticeable, but for the older devices, this can cause a lot of problems.

Rebooting the device will only fix this temporarily and after a few days, the lag will return.

Clearing the Google play’s data will somehow solve the issue, but to permanently solve the issue you’ll have to wait for Google to release an official update.

Slow Charge:

If your device happens to charge a little slower than before, then you’re not actually alone in this matter. A lot of users are having this Android Lollipop issue and do note that charging from a PC will always be slow. Some potential solutions to this are.

• If you’re using a third-party charger, then that might be the reason of slow charging.
• The cable might be causing a problem, try charging it with another trusted cable.
• Clear your device’s cache partition.

Rapid battery drain:

A lot of users are complaining about this Android Lollipop issue that their mobile’s battery drains a lot faster than it used to or decreases really fast. This was a major issue in the first Lollipop update was later fixed with an update and should probably have a much better battery life than before. If you’re still facing the problem, try these.

• Update all your apps so they are compatible with the new OS and also clear their cache.
• Factory reset your device.

No audio on call:

Quite a few people have actually faced this Android Lollipop issue where they can’t seem to hear the caller and vice versa. This makes the user impossible to receive calls. The potential solutions to this are.

• Restarting your phone seems to solve the problem.
• Try using your headsets or a Bluetooth headset and then switch back to the audio of your device.

Camera is not working:

Not a lot of people have been facing this Android Lollipop issue but for those who have, this issue has frustrated them a lot. Some people have also been complaining about the camera buttons disappearing so even you cannot switch to the front camera. Some solutions to fix this issue are.

• Restart your mobile and then open the app.
• Force stop the camera app from settings and clear its cache and data and then restart your device
• Wipe the Cache of your device.
• Factory reset your device.

How to Sync Android Phones With Windows 10 PCs

While some users have gotten rid of the hassle of USB cable to connect their Android devices to a computer, many others still have to plug it again and again.

Here are methods through which you can move your files to Windows 10 from Android.

File Explorer:

This is one of the easiest ways to move files from Android to Windows 10. Get a micro USB cable and connect it to the computer. Then Go to ‘File Explorer’ to see the accessible storage on your device and tap ‘This PC.’ Now look for “Computer transfer” or “MTP” and move the files.


OneDrive – Cloud Storage lets you store all your personal files in one place, from where you can access them through your Android device, computer or tablet.

This cloud-based file service is fairly simple to use. You can access all of your data from anywhere simply by signing in to your account.

It starts with a 15GB of storage space, but you can get another 500MB by referring it to a friend. If that is not enough too, you can buy 100GB for $1.99 a month a full terabyte a month for $6.99.


Dropbox is the oldest file hosting service used by millions of people across the globe. The standard storage size in it is the just 2GB, but $9.99 will get you 1TB of space for a month. Besides, that it also offers several other extra storage opportunities to its users.

Google Drive:

Google Drive is another file hosting service through which you can move your stuff to Windows 10 from Android. It starts with a 30GB of storage shared across Drive and Gmail but you can buy an unlimited storage plan for $10 a month.


This service actually acts as your personal assistant, allowing you to find files, manage your calendar, ask different things and do much more by creating a connection between your Windows PC and Android device or iPhone.

The syncing between Windows 10 and Android is useful through Cortana Notebook, which manages your interests and favourite places etc. Everything you post in Cortana Notebook appears on your Android phone and if you make any change on one device, it will show up when you use the service on the other device.

A problem most of the users face is how to figure out Cortana to enjoy a similar experience on both devices. For that, ‘Phone Companion’ is a useful in-built app in Windows 10 that ensures it works fine in conjunction with the phone.