Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing

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Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing
Just 5 months after reaching 10,000 apps, the Android Marketplace has doubled and now offers approximately 20,000 titles. Of the total, nearly 38% require payment while the remaining balance consists of free downloads. Looking at the graph of New applications and games, you can see in pictures what a thousand words could tell you-that the Market is growing by leaps and bounds. Mobile Crunch estimates that the site will be hosting 50,000 apps by the 2Q of next year. Driving the growth is the increasing number and popularity of new Android powered handsets and devices like the Motorola DROID (on the nation's largest carrier), the HTC DROID ERIS (ditto), the HTC Hero (Sprint) and the upcoming HTC Nexus One (unlocked, but favoring T-Mobile) will assure that there is plenty of demand for developers to meet by designing new and better apps.

source: MobileCrunch

Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing

Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing
Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing

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43 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's great news! android and droid FTW. goodbye crapple iphone.

2. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

HELL YEA! lets go ANDROID! lets kill them iphone users! :)

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I think it's funny when I read "F*@k the iPhone" from all these VZW and android fanboys.but even funnier when they say the iPhone is goin down. Every new phone is an iPhone killer. And I have to admit the droid is closest yet to being just that. But the fact remains to be an iPhone killer u can't just be better in some areas. U can't just be better in all technical areas. Because the iPhone is still and probably be for a long time the best in the most important area: sales. It doesn't matter how many apps u have. Or how fast u are or why network your on. The iPhone outsells any other handset worldwide by a huge margin. Apples marketshare beats most other manufacturers and comes close to the too manufacturer. What most ppl don't seem to see is that's huge because everyone else has at least half a dozen devices, which combined, still don't sell as much as apples 1 device or just outsell it by a nominal margin. The droid is awesome! VZW has great coverage. But the iPhone sells.

7. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Blackberry, it doesn't outsell the Blackberry~

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why isn't the droid an iphone killer man?

14. gba2000

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

Didn't you say the Storm 1,2, Palm Pre (dunno but this one), among others were iphone killers?

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya...i did say the storm 1 was an iphone killer...i would never go back to a blackberry. but after owning the droid for over a month i would def say that people should chose the droid over the iphone.

17. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Dude, you have never owned an iPhone... get over how much you hate Apple and the iPhone. Get over your undying love fantasy with Verizon (they don't care about you anyway). Get Over Yourself.

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have used it far enough to know how boring it is and the lack of customization. i don't understand how people have owned the iphone for over 2 years.

22. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

What's so customizable about the Droid that you can't do with the iPhone?

29. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

31. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

to JackFace: ive used an iphone and i dropped at&t for big red and got myself a droid. the iphone is a great phone but the things you can do and the little extras on the droid make it for me. and your "they dont care about you anyway" makes no sense because verizon is the best network in the us... to HOVA: please see vzw fanman's post :)

34. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

@deschats: Thank You. You are a whole lot more credible than most on here because you have experience with both. The "they dont care about you anyway" is referring to the fact that VZW or even AT&T, T-Mo, etc. for that matter don't care about any fanboys on a phone website. Why on earth are there fanboys so blindly loyal to a corperation that doesn't even know they exist except as a number and name on a bill... just makes me laugh.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes clever, sales are important. but u know what, the RAZR was the highest sold phone for like 5 years. A record in the cell industry. And much like the iphone it didnt change much in those 5 years. Where is it now? lol. yesterdays news. Just because it sells, doesnt mean its not out dated, and doesnt mean that it will still sell tomorrow.

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

May be Android Apps will hit 300,000 in 2 years will pass iPhone Apps at this pace.

15. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Android has 20,000 after 1 year, Apple had 50,000, so actually they would need to pick up the pace considerably to make that happen.

20. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not really as the end of October, they had just under 11,000 apps. So a month and a couple weeks they have doubled they're app store. If it does not slow down it could be potentially have 300k apps in 2yrs. Time will tell for both Apple and Android app stores.

23. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Love the pretty red -1 for stating a fact. You sir are a fucking idiot.

26. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I didn't give you a negative 1. Why are you being so rude. I was just stating fact also. If you notice I said time will tell. I've read tons of your post's you always have negative's. Saying I'm a fucking idiot for something I didn't do is probably why you get them because of the responsives you give. Please be respectful.

28. SprintLUVah

Posts: 10; Member since: May 14, 2009

haha... sin i gave you a +1 for that response. he is rude and is defensive and arguementive about everything on this site. Most people are used to it. I did give you a -1 Hova for your last comment. that was rude bro.

30. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yes hova is very rude. even though almost every comment i ever say has a negative. but i still love the place. :-)

40. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Fuckin cry babies.

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WAYTA GO ANDROID!!!! YOU GOT FART APPS JUST LIKE THE iPHONE!!!! Yea you hear that Droid fagboys who bitch about useless apps on the iPhone???? Yer pathetic Droid has fart apps too so suck VZW wang... Oh wait you already do.

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

LOL hova you're a trip

9. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Nothing is worse than a fanboy. I wish this website had mods with a banhammer. But i guess we're really not commenting enough to merit that.

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya hova it tastes pretty damn good and they give me coverage everywhere.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I got coverage too smart guy. We've had this talk, I hate AT&T and don't use them.

32. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

hova you are a fanboy, and an insanely large hipocrit. you and your iphone ranting. shut up.

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love blind iphone fanboys ""I phoooone is the beeeest phone eeeeever.... steeeeeve jooooobs is my gooooood.... iiiii am nothing without myyyyy jeeeesus phoooooone. no phooooone can ever beeeat my jeeeeesus phone.... eeeeever."

38. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

@Hova: for someone who complains and whines about all the fanboy love, you sir, are one of the biggest fanboys I have ever seen. When your iphone self disructs in your pocket don't expect flowers in the hospital.

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