In the top five European markets, Android's share dropped 2.9 percentage points to 70.8 per cent while Apple's share increased by 2.4 percentage points to 18.7 per cent in the three months to May.
Apple didn't make a formal announcement about it at its recent WWDC in San Francisco, but a developer blogging on 9to5 Mac noticed a policy change that will allow developers, for the first time, to restrict their apps to only run on devices with 64-bit processors.
According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.
Android developers send updates nearly twice as often as their iOS counterparts, but it's iPhone users who may be more receptive, based on a recent study from a group of Italian academics.
BlackBerry is likely going to report less software revenue when it posts earnings on June 23 than Wall Street is expecting, and financial analysts and the wider market should lower their expectations for how quickly the company can increase software sales, according to a report from analysts at Wells Fargo.
Buzzfeed is better known for top-10 style listicles and celebrity gossip than longform think pieces, but as the iOS crowd exited the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week, there was nothing more provocative written about Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) than a diatribe by Charlie Warzel.
Although it may somtimes feel like the charts never change, 32 percent of the top iOS developers were not even ranking in Apple's App Store a year ago, according to ACT/The App Association. The group's iOS App Economy Report spanned the top 400 apps across key categories in the App Store, offering insight on growing app categories and the state of developing.
There are few events that stir up a range of developer emotions like the opening of Apple's annual World Wide Developers' Conference did, and based on Twitter comments late Monday, WWDC 2015 was no exception.
The Apple Watch may still have some user expectations to meet, but with a crash rate of 0.12333 percent, reliability won't be one of them, according to recently-released data from Crittericism. The San Francisco-based mobile app performance management firm provided raw data in an email to FierceDeveloper.
The cost per install directly attributed to advertising for Android apps is up 59 percent since this time last year, just a little higher than iOS, though Apple's platform has been significantly less expensive in the last two months, according to Fiksu.