Number Windows Store downloads grows slowly




The number of downloads from the Windows Store Microsoft has in recent months increased to an average of 1.7 million shares per day. Although there growth is noted, the number of downloads lags far behind other download stores.

The figures were released by Microsoft on its developer website and there discovered by TechCrunch. Over the month of October, a total of 51 million downloads recorded, significantly more than in previous months. In June and February the number of downloads was 36 million and 35 million. Even more apps were downloaded in October than in January, a month in which application downloads are traditionally higher due to the purchase of new equipment during the holidays.

Although the number of downloads has increased, the absolute number in comparison to other application store to store. Still low For example, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system reached a few months ago the limit of 200 million downloads per month. Other application stores for mobile phones, such as Apple and Google, both have more than two billion downloads per month. Data on the desktop operating systems of both companies are not available.

The figures also show that relatively few Windows users download paid apps. Just over 2.5 percent of the downloads consist of paid apps. The percentage of paid downloads is also decreased slightly in recent months.


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