160,000 Android phones activated daily says Google; Android Market down?
"How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?" In the 1970's, this was a question that many kids and adults pondered. Today, the new question that you can use to kill some time trying to answer is, "How many apps are there in the Android Market?" By the latest count, Google says 68,000 apps is the answer, up from the 50,000 that Google claimed back at Google I/O. Speaking of the Android Market, some are reporting that the service is down today and has been for most of the afternoon. Must be those guys counting the number of apps.
source: androinica, AndroidGuys, Phandroid (Android Market down)
1. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)
I suppose the iPhone must really be close to getting released. Let the corporate propaganda begin.....LOL
2. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Nope, my ANDROID market downloads at lightning 3G AT&T speeds - GOOGLE is catching up.....although, still too many crap apps....
5. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
what apps come up depends on what phone you have, have crap phone get crap apps
6. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
not true, I get lots of apps, but some do not work - like the live wallpaper - howvere, I found 40 apps so far I like and the crap apps are stuff like playboy and other naked woman games, pics....I hide that from the wife...lol, jk.
3. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
my DROID downloads at the same speeds bud.....just not in the 3 cities it might be a half a meg faster. DROID on VZW DOES.....android with no unknown sources downloads = FAIL
7. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, my HTC ARIA is rooted, so now I can get SKYFIRE and SWYPE - 2 awesome apps.
4. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
ok I am a app freak I download apps all the time, I have never gotten this message. But anything is possible