There are two major smartphone operating systems iOS and Android. IOS is then developed by Apple Inc. while Android belongs to Google, the internet giant. Apple devices come in high price range, whereas android devices are available at low prices too, which makes it popular in developing countries which have low per capita income.
If we look at the popularity of these two, Out of 227 countries, iOS are the leader in 38 countries including US, UK, and developed nations while android is the global leader in 135 countries with a 80.2 % market share till Jan, 2014.
iOS applications are published on Apple iTunes and android apps are published at Google Play Store. Both app stores have the same process of publishing app, but with different fees and time. ITunes charges publishing fee of $99 for a year and approves applications within 1-2 weeks while Play Store charges only $25 annual fee and take approval time of 6-9 hrs.
Till November 2014, there have been published more than 1.4 million android apps while more than 1.3 million iOS apps on iTunes.
There are lots more to know about android and iOS. You would know about eCommerce, mobile market, projected sales and revenue, developer’s point of view towards android and iOS, apps analysis and several other facts in the below infographic which you will find quite interesting.