A History of App Stores: Apple, Google, and Everyone Else [Infographic]

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Learn the history of mobile app stores

Ever wonder how the different App Stores stack up? Then take a look at our infographic.

The infographic shows a complete app store history for all of the major players. We compared the Apple App Store, Android Market, Blackberry App World, and the Nokia, Palm and Windows Phone 7 application directories. Statistics include OS distribution, percentage of paid vs. free apps in each directory, average apps downloaded by device, average app cost, and total 2010 revenue from all apps sold. Mobile applications have a much longer history than most people realize.

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