20,000 apps in Android Market? Better count again

20,000 apps in Android Market? Better count again
AndroLib serves as a search engine and a directory for the Android Market. It also compiles statistics. For example, it shows that 61.6% of the apps in the Market are free. It also showed a total of 20,000 paid and unpaid apps. When stories started to appear yesterday, noting that the Android Market had reached the 20,000 app threshold, Google noticed and called TechCrunch, the sister site of MobileCrunch where the story originated, and gave them a correct count. It seems that there are 16,000 apps in the Market. Kudos to the Mountain View based company for setting the record straight. They also said that they are working on ways to distribute statistics in a more accurate and timely manner. As for AndroLib, they are not totally taking the blame. They say that either Google's count stops at the end of November, or is counting U.S. apps only. One possibility that they admit to is that perhaps they did not get a correct count of apps removed after publication by Google or the app developer. Anyone want to do a manual count?

source: TechCrunch

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1. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

16,000. Sh*t that's still more than enough applications who needs 200,000apps.

2. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Well, clearly, every iPhone owner is going to download all 200,000. It's about variety. I mean really, who NEEDS more than 128 colors?

3. diablo2424 unregistered

Clearly all iPhone owners download all 200,000 apps, lol. 128 Colors? That we really do need more than... our eye's can see better quality there... but seriously 16,000 is more than enough, and most Android phones don't even have enough internal memory for more than 30 apps anyway! Even if they did, who is using more than 10-15 apps every day? and if you are, go find something better to do with your time... go outside maybe?

4. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

You actually comparing picture quality to # of apps..???? might as well compare cars to potatoes....

7. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The Idaho Russet is far superior to the Nissan Versa. Everyone knows that.

10. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Or, if you prefer, there are already plenty of games for the XBOX 360 or Playstation 3, why would anyone make more?

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