Did Android’s App Revenue Really Jump from 4.7% in 2010 to 36% in 2011?

All Things Digital’s Ina Fried points to a report by Millenial Media that says Apple’s iOS apps accounted for 47% of app revenues while Android account for 36%

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It isn’t surprising that iOS apps account for more of the total mobile app revenue total than Android apps. However, it is amazing that Android apps account for 36% during the unspecified period (month of March) when research firm IHS reported in February that Android’s app revenues for 2010 accounted for a mere 4.7% of mobile app revenues in 2010.

Android’s remarkable market success is the single factor that could convince me that it jumped from 4.7% of app revenue share to 36% in a few months. But, I’m still having a difficult time believing this is true.

You can find other Android app sales information I’ve collected in the recent past in this February 23, 2011 item:

Android Market 2010 Revenue Only 6% of Apple App Store Revenue

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