This doesn’t come off as much of a surprise considering Android‘s dominance of the worldwide market so far, but WhatsApp Messenger is making more money from Google’s OS than it is from iOS in certain markets according to a recent report from Distimo.

The US market in April saw WhatsApp gain a whopping $355,000 from Apple’s App Store. The popular messaging app garnered $41,000 from Google Play. Meanwhile, WhatsApp Messenger made $290,000 in Germany on Android, compared to $207,000 in Apple’s store.

All data mentioned in this report covers April 2013.

WhatsApp is currently free in Google Play and costs $0.99 USD in the Apple App Store. It’s amazing to think that despite the cost difference, WhatsApp Messenger still made more money in Google Play than in the Apple App Store in Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Either way, it certainly spells out good news for WhatsApp, and it will be interesting to see how the application’s numbers continue to rise as Windows Phone continues to increase its own market share.

  • Ralphage

    Yeah, but iOS is still whomping in most countries throughout the world. Google Play only three. Definitely looking forward to seeing WP added to the mix.

    • Adrienne

      WP is neck in neck in Russia

  • Ralphage

    Actually I think WP would own a lot of the African market. Not entirely sure, but they’re doing very well there and in a lot of areas.

    • Ben Jammin’

      Plus WP has as much market share as iOS in a number of places such as Russia…

  • David

    Not really unexpected when Android has like 3 times the market share of iOS.

    • Adrienne

      True, but it shows that iOS could be losing market share

  • Ben Jammin’

    Looks to me like Apple still has the lions share of the market.

  • Adrienne

    Awesome