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An Android mascot is seen in front of a displayed logo of Apple in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Berlin- A new report showed that users of smartphones that operate with Android systems in the United States download more apps that iPhone users, but they are less likely to download more expensive apps.

The report released by Market researcher Sensor Tower showed that on average Android users in the US are spending 33 percent less on Google Play than iPhone users are on the App Store. On the other hand, Android users download more apps per device, an average of 42 from Google Play last year, while last year iPhone users downloaded an average of 33 per device from the App Store.

According to CNET website, Sensor Tower researcher Ruika Lin wrote that Android devices are typically lower-priced that Apple’s, which suggests that Android users could be more cost-conscious.

Android users are clearly into their games: The category accounted for a whopping 90 percent of their total average expenditure, and the mobile games category is reported as best performer for both Google Play and the App Store.

While Android users put their money into purchasing twice as many games as iPhone users, iPhone users are still keeping up, with Android and iPhone users both spending $27 on games last year.

On another hand, the research showed that Android users pay less than $0.50 on apps, and average download numbers don’t go past a handful. These findings came from an estimated 135 million active Android devices in the US that come with default access to Google’s Play store.

Researcher Lin expects Android users will begin burning more cash this year. She adds that as the market develops, people download less apps but spend more money on the ones they do install on their device.