Android Market has largest percentage of free apps

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Android Market has largest percentage of free apps
Dutch analytics firm, Distimo does nothing but study apps. At the recently concluded MWC, they gave a presentation on the 6 largest stores. Below, you will find a slideshow that details some of their findings. No surprise that the App Store is the largest with over 150,000 choices while the Android Market comes in second with 20,000 apps. The latter has increased the number of downloads every month since opening. From a smaller base than the Apple store, Android is actually growing faster on a percentage basis. ReadWriteWeb points out that Android Market is the fastest growing of all app stores. The Android Market also has the largest percentage of free apps (57%) quite possibly due to the open source nature of the Android OS.

source: Distimo via ReadWriteWeb, AndroidandMe

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10 Comments

1. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

This is something I totally took for granted having moved to a Pre Plus. Pay for apps suck! I will gladly take free apps with ads anyday, excluding home/theme apps!

2. scottmbolt unregistered

Android OS is where its at!

3. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

yeah! apple store only came first. android is fast approaching. will wait for HTC Desire! roar!

4. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Android FTW!

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

of course android would have the largest free app percentage how else would you not make a profit lol

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

android and DROOOOOOOID FTW.

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

In the last 4 months android has went from 16000 apps to 20000 apps. That's 1000 apps a month. Awesome. Apple went from 120000 apps to 150000 apps. They have grown by more apps that android even has. How can some say android is growing faster? And a larger percentage does not mean more apps. 57% is roughly 11000 or so(roughly) which is far less than the total free apps on iPhone. But I have to say android is growing steadily and that itslef is impressive. A true competitor for sure. I'm not trying to be a famboy here just point out the blond side journalism here.

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

In the last 4 months android has went from 16000 apps to 20000 apps. That's 1000 apps a month. Awesome. Apple went from 120000 apps to 150000 apps. They have grown by more apps that android even has. How can some say android is growing faster? And a larger percentage does not mean more apps. 57% is roughly 11000 or so(roughly) which is far less than the total free apps on iPhone. But I have to say android is growing steadily and that itslef is impressive. A true competitor for sure. I'm not trying to be a fanboy here just point out the blind side journalism here.

9. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

How many apps just got deleted though??

10. TBONEJF

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

YEP, YEP more and more free apps. The more free apps they put out for free. The more better purchase app will come out.

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