Android catches up with iOS: 700,000 apps on Google Play

Android catches up with iOS: 700,000 apps on Google Play
Apple started the app evolution with its App Store nearly four years ago in July 2008, and while Android followed suit shortly after by launching the Android Market (now Google Play), it faced a tough challenge battle as iPhones and later on the iPad accelerated momentum.

But now, Android has finally caught up and now has as many applications on its Google Play catalog as Apple has in the App Store: 700,000.

The number alone won’t tell you the whole story which is that Apple still gets many releases first, but when it comes to the biggest and most popular apps, there is no longer the gap that once was.

Now, that the app race has evened out, things like tablet-specific apps and amounts paid to developers will start getting more attention, and that’s a great thing. But this is still a moment of celebration for Android fans, 700,000 apps is a huge milestone for the platform.

source: Bloomberg


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