The developers who decided to take a chance on Amazon’s version of the Android Market are generally doing pretty well. Many of them are pulling in more money than from the Android Market, according to a study by research firm Distimo. Of the top 110 apps that appear in both the Amazon Appstore and the Android Market, 42 of them make more money from Amazon. Paid apps in the Amazon Appstore make up 65 percent of all apps, while paid apps in the Android Market only comprise 32 percent of the apps (having dropped from 38 percent over the last seven months).
The Amazon Appstore has, of course, benefited tremendously from the remarkable sales of the Kindle Fire, which is now the #1 Android tablet in market share. An interesting fact about the Amazon Appstore is that some 50 percent of those apps don’t even appear in the Android Market, suggesting that some developers at least are bypassing the Android Market all together.
Thanks to GigaOm.