Nearly a Third of Top iPad Apps Unavailable on Android

30 of the top 100 iPad apps are unavailable on Android, according to data from CanalysThe report looked at the top 50 free and paid apps available in Apple’s US App Store, based on aggregated daily rankings in the first half of 2013.

Its worth noting, however, that 11 of these missing apps – including iMovie, GarageBand and Keynote – were developed by Apple itself. However, that still leaves 19 apps from third-party developers which werent available on Google Play – and a further 18 which werent optimised for tablet.

“Quite simply, building high-quality app experiences for Android tablets has not been among many developers’ top priorities to date,” said Canalys senior analyst Tim Shepherd. “That there are over 375,000 apps in the Apple App Store that are designed with iPad users in mind, versus just a fraction of this – in the low tens of thousands – available through Google Play, underscores this point.”

The research also found that six of the top paid apps were only offered as free ad-supported versions on Android.