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According to Distimo, there are now over 400,000 apps in the Android Market

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According to Distimo, there are now over 400,000 apps in the Android Market
The Android Market has reached a new milestone and is creeping closer towards the iOS app store according to the website Distimo which says there are now over 400,000 applications that can be downloaded now with two-thirds of them being free for the customer.
According to Distimo, there are now over 400,000 apps in the Android Market

Crossing the 400,000 app mark is very impressive considering that it was just this past August when the Market hit the 300,000 plateau. This can be attributed to the fact that there are more than 100,000 developers making apps for Android.

Check out the chart that compares the growth between iOS and the Android Market. While it is clear that iOS was faster out of the gate, both platforms hit the 400,000 threshold at around the same time. The rapid pace in which the Android Market is growing is a testament to the platforms increasing popularity.

At the rate that the Android Market is growing it is not hard to think that they will hit the 500,000 app mark sometime in the next few months. Passing iOS in terms of available apps is certainly not out of the question somewhere down the line.

source: Distimo via Mobile Burn

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 08:53 3

1. palmguy (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


*in Vader's voice* Impressive.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:01 6

2. droidnator (Posts: 86; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


iOS, resistance is futile. You will be assimilated and surpassed. We are the Android!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:12 1

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


We are a lot and hungry of apples xD

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:15 2

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5489; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's funny, Android is kind of like the Borg. xD

we are the Android, you will be assimilated, your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. your culture will adapt to service us, resistance is futile.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:25 1

5. bloodline (Posts: 688; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


right now you guys have made me embarrassed to be a fandroid and now I feel like a geek.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:46 1

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5489; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


but at least you're Borg! ;D

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:02 2

7. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Apple must do some thing!
android market soon achieve 500.000 apps maybe in less than a century !!!
ha ha ha ha ......

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:08 1

8. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Taking account in the openness of the Android Market, many apps available are the same program under different names, i.e., music downloading apps. But congrats to the Android Market.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:18 3

9. mattkindmalta (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)


Agree from 400,000+ apps maybe there are only 5000 GOOD quality apps and im being reseanable !

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:04 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


find me more than 5000 non identical great apps on any OS.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 19:44

11. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


But we still don't have temple run smh

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