Google Play has paid more than $ 80 billion to developers to date
The future of an operating system depends on its ecosystem of developers, which support the platform by launching those applications and games that become essential. Without that support, Android would not be what it is today.
The best showcase of applications and games on Android is Google Play, the official store of the Google operating system that today has taken off by announcing that developers have paid more than 80,000 million dollars to date.
That is the figure that Google has paid to developers, it is not the figure of revenue from Google Play that is higher since those 80,000 million dollars have already been discounted the commission of 30% charged by the company for sales to the developers.
80,000 million dollars that fall short
The figure of the 80,000 million dollars that he has distributed since 2012 falls very short if we compare the figures that his most direct rival is getting: the App Store.
In the summer of 2018, Apple announced that it had paid more than $ 100 billion to its developers. A year and a half later we now see how Google has not yet reached this figure.
Developers continue to earn more revenue in the App Store than with Google Play. In the first half of the year 2019, there was an 80% difference in favour of Apple, although there are more than 2.5 billion active devices with Android in the market compared to 1.5 billion active devices with iOS. Google Play has to put the batteries to achieve sales achieved in the App Store.