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

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.

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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11 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

*in Vader's voice* Impressive.

2. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

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

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

We are a lot and hungry of apples xD

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

5. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

but at least you're Borg! ;D

7. musi722

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

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

8. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

9. mattkindmalta

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

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

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

11. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

But we still don't have temple run smh

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