China was the main driver of Apple’s iOS App Store growth in the first quarter of 2014 as competition between iOS and Android continued to heat up in Asia.

China saw a 70 percent increase in App Store downloads from the last quarter of 2013 according to data accumulated by App Annie. China was the second largest market for App Store downloads last quarter, eclipsed by the US but beating out Japan. The UK and Russia were fourth and fifth respectively.

Since a public spat between Google and China in 2010, Google Play has suffered in China, making it a relatively small market for the search giant. The open nature of Android also makes it easy for competing app markets to serve consumers. That hasn’t stopped Google Play’s growth in Asia, though.

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