Android Market now numbers 30,000 apps

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Android Market now numbers 30,000 apps
With a long way to go to catch up to Apple's App Store, the Android Market has seen the number of apps available increase by a whopping 88% over the last three months to a current tally of 30,000. Estimates are that 60% of the apps are free with the remainder (40% for the math challenged) being paid downloads. Meanwhile, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that 60,000 Android handsets are being sold daily through the company's partners and it is that kind of growth that is the downwind helping the Android Market grow. The 10,000 app level was hit in September 2009 according to third party developer Androlib. Google itself claimed 16,000 apps last December and now says there are 30,000 possible choices in the Market. As a comparison, as of January, the Apple App Store was said to have 140,000 apps available. Research firm research2guidance recently issued a report saying that the entire app business would grow to $15 billion by 2013.

source: MobileCrunch



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

keep it up android developers!

2. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Lovin the apps on my DROID every day but looking forward to the Incredible.

5. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

I would get an incredible but sense ui makes me want to poop in my moms mouth

6. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

LMAO what?

13. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

I heard that you can turn Sense off on that phone. Not sure if its true though. BTW: I'm sorry for your mom.

14. Tagon42

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

That is rumored, but if you are going to turn off sense you may as well get the the non sense variants being offered. Although I am not a big fan of sense it does not make me want to poop in my mom's mouth

3. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

keep em coming, make sure to spread the love for everything from the little guys like htc tattoo and upcoming x10mini all the way full swing to the top end giants like the X10, N1 and Milestone/Droid. Apps for ALL!! Bring it on... its a wonderful time to own an Andorid!! ps... still waiting on those little figurine collectibles...

10. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

me too!

11. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

me three! i wish i could remember where i saw them.

4. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

this includes porn :)

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what do you mean? there are porn apps?

7. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

And yet only 1/3 of them are even slightly good. Wish they would come out with some nice 3D gaming. Even if I had to pay for it I wouldnt mind, hangman and taking pics of Superman isnt cutting it.

8. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

It's quality over quantity I don't care if it's 30,000 or 200,00 I won't have the time/money/need for any of them if they blow.

12. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I agree, give a dog a bone.

15. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Andriod market can grow to be a great app supplier, but it will NEVER come to beat the AppStore by apple. The AppStore is just too big right now. And with the itouch and iPhones multitouch screens, they slaughter andriod in gaming (Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, Gangstars, Super Monkey Ball 2, and the list goes ON and ON.....) and besides. I think developers flock to the iPhone because the iPhone and AppStore grew so fast (easy money) And does the interface make a difference? Like with the iPhone and itouch: they can all support the same OS (currently 3.1.3) but with andriod, could some of the apps for phones like the nexus one or newer andriod devices run on others with lower OS versions, like the G1???

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