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Android facts: 600,000 apps on Google Play, 20 billion downloaded apps

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Android facts: 600,000 apps on Google Play, 20 billion downloaded apps
Google is killing it with new announcements at its Google I/O event - the all-new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q, but while those are products that we're still to get used to, one thing that strikes us now is the amazing Android growth. Now, there are 1 million Android devices activated on a daily basis, and 600,000 app downloads on Google Play.

In just one year, daily Android activations have grown from 400k at Google I/O 2011 to 1 million this year.

This means that Google's app catalog is quickly catching up with Apple's App Store. The leading app catalog has now only 50,000 more applications, and if all continues at the same pace, Google Play could soon become the world's biggest mobile app store.

To better illustrate the store's growth, we should just remember last december when Google celebrated 10 downloaded apps. Now, in just around six months that number has doubled. Apple in contrast has recorder 30 billion app downloads since the App Store launch in 2008.

Will Google Play outgrow the App Store soon? Let us know your thoughts on the topic below.

source: Google

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:57 8

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


But I think Apple has much higher QUALITY apps in the AppStore due to the app authroization process or whatever it is called.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:08 9

3. hung2900 (Posts: 713; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Yep. But that is the trade-off. Android has the definitely flexiblity that iOS doesn't.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:18 15

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I think that the important\popular stuff is available on both platforms.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:50

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 780; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


On the other hand: Google play has a lot more FREE or cheaper apps in the store, thanks to the low fees and the more flexible authorization process.
Everything has advantages and drawbacks! It just depends on ytour personal preference: either expensive but high quality apps or much cheaper ones but you may miss some. I like the second choice, as I never missed any app in the Android ecosystem.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:04 13

2. StrumerJohn (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 May 2011)


"600,000 app downloads on Google Play." You mean 20 billion downloaded apps and 600,000 available apps right?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:08 5

4. nofear (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Awesome! Google has exceed iOS apps. Bravo Google! I would hope Google weeded out all junks stuff.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:17 3

5. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


But apple apps has a good quality. I tried temple run in note S2 and apple 4. Its plays good in apple only. Note s2 has but quality in apple only. Samsung can't make a single phone like apple.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:30 7

7. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1469; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Can you uh, speak good engrish a prease?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:33 6

8. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


had a gs2 and temple run ran flawless lol maybe you brought a fake s2

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:17 1

13. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Real soccer 2013 is not compatible with the galaxy siii, yikes. THE Galaxy SIII

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:21

16. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Shanzai chinese s2

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:15 5

10. SleepingOz (Posts: 2466; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Hahaha, note S2? What is that? You're so dumb that you can't even troll properly.
Right, they don't make phone like apple, that's why the Galaxy S line PWN the iphone in every way!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:22 5

11. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


YODA? Is that you?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:33 1

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Don't "post" if you can't write properly! ey$=e?p...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 00:46

14. Killer_Instinct (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


Keep Trolling...LOL

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:13 5

9. CellularNinja (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Yeah he also accidentally put "remember last december when Google celebrated 10 downloaded apps"

hahahaha wow. . . 10 downloaded apps! What an accomplishment! How many users are there? Two?

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