Android facts: 600,000 apps on Google Play, 20 billion downloaded apps

Android facts: 600,000 apps on Google Play, 20 billion downloaded apps
Google is killing it with new announcements at its Google I/O event - the all-new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q, but while those are products that we're still to get used to, one thing that strikes us now is the amazing Android growth. Now, there are 1 million Android devices activated on a daily basis, and 600,000 app downloads on Google Play.

In just one year, daily Android activations have grown from 400k at Google I/O 2011 to 1 million this year.

This means that Google's app catalog is quickly catching up with Apple's App Store. The leading app catalog has now only 50,000 more applications, and if all continues at the same pace, Google Play could soon become the world's biggest mobile app store.

To better illustrate the store's growth, we should just remember last december when Google celebrated 10 downloaded apps. Now, in just around six months that number has doubled. Apple in contrast has recorder 30 billion app downloads since the App Store launch in 2008.

Will Google Play outgrow the App Store soon? Let us know your thoughts on the topic below.

source: Google



1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

But I think Apple has much higher QUALITY apps in the AppStore due to the app authroization process or whatever it is called.

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yep. But that is the trade-off. Android has the definitely flexiblity that iOS doesn't.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

I think that the important\popular stuff is available on both platforms.

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

On the other hand: Google play has a lot more FREE or cheaper apps in the store, thanks to the low fees and the more flexible authorization process. Everything has advantages and drawbacks! It just depends on ytour personal preference: either expensive but high quality apps or much cheaper ones but you may miss some. I like the second choice, as I never missed any app in the Android ecosystem.

2. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

"600,000 app downloads on Google Play." You mean 20 billion downloaded apps and 600,000 available apps right?

4. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Awesome! Google has exceed iOS apps. Bravo Google! I would hope Google weeded out all junks stuff.

5. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

But apple apps has a good quality. I tried temple run in note S2 and apple 4. Its plays good in apple only. Note s2 has but quality in apple only. Samsung can't make a single phone like apple.

7. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Can you uh, speak good engrish a prease?

8. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

had a gs2 and temple run ran flawless lol maybe you brought a fake s2

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Real soccer 2013 is not compatible with the galaxy siii, yikes. THE Galaxy SIII

16. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Shanzai chinese s2

10. SleepingOz unregistered

Hahaha, note S2? What is that? You're so dumb that you can't even troll properly. Right, they don't make phone like apple, that's why the Galaxy S line PWN the iphone in every way!

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

YODA? Is that you?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't "post" if you can't write properly! ey$=e?p...

14. Killer_Instinct

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Keep Trolling...LOL

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Yeah he also accidentally put "remember last december when Google celebrated 10 downloaded apps" hahahaha wow. . . 10 downloaded apps! What an accomplishment! How many users are there? Two?

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