According to reports from App Annie, Android stores are set to overtake iOS app store in 2017 in app store revenue. The biggest reason for this is the Chinese app stores that are the main battleground for other operating systems.
App Annie forecasts that Android users in China, access app stores even by using Tencent and Baidu. In 2016, Android stores only made about $10 billion, but are estimated to grow to about $36 billion by the end of 2021.
This year the app spending on Android is expected to double. Users of Android will spend $41 billion on apps in 2017, topping iOS with a total of $40 billion. The top countries by revenue-U. S, Japan, China, South Korea, and UK. are expected to grow to 85 percent by 2021.
The reports of App Annie is based on data collected from economic conditions, past performances, major publishers and conversation with stakeholders.