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The future of an operating system depends on its ecosystem of developers, which support the platform by launching the applications and games that become essential. Without this support, Android would not be what it is today.
The best showcase of apps and games on Android is Google Play, the official store of Google’s operating system that today has taken the chest to announce that have paid developers more than 80,000 million dollars to date.
That is the number that Google has paid developers, it is not the figure of income of Google Play that is superior, since those 80,000 million dollars already has been granted the commission’s 30% the company will charge for the sales to the developers.
80,000 million dollars that fall short
Today, @sundarpichai shared that developers around the world (excl. China) have earned more than $ 80 billion to date on @GooglePlay. Our platform can’t succeed without the help of our developer ecosystem, so a huge thank you for all you do!
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) February 4, 2020
The figure of 80,000 million dollars that has been handed out from 2012 is very short if we compare the figures that are getting their rival more direct: the App Store.
In the summer of 2018, Apple announced that it had paid to its developers more than 100,000 million dollars. A year and a half after we see now as Google has not yet reached this figure.
The developers continue to getting more revenue in the App Store with Google Play. In the first half of the year 2019 there was a difference of 80% in favor of Apple, despite the fact that there is on the market for over 2,500 million active devices with Android front the 1,500 million active devices with iOS. Google Play is you have to put the batteries to reach the sales reported in the App Store.
The news Google Play has paid to date more than 80,000 million dollars to the developers was originally published in Xataka Android by Cosmos .
February 4, 2020
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