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Android sees over 9,000 apps added in March to its market

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Android sees over 9,000 apps added in March to its market
There is this consistent trend we've been seeing with Android of late and there seems to be no end in sight in the amount of applications being developed for the platform. The most recent statistics from AndroidLib.com saw yet another new pinnacle reached by the Android Market as March witnessed 9,331 new applications being added – which clearly displays an increasing trend for the amount of new apps made available each month. In December of last year alone, the Android Market saw 3,807 new apps while another 4,458 were seen in the following month of January. February saw 5,532 new arrivals and of course the figure posted for March shows the substantial amount of growth being seen with Android in terms of apps. Yet another pinnacle may be reached by the time April is over – the Android Market has the potential to see the amount reach 5 digits which easily will give some its competitors a run for their money. When comparing to the market leader, Apple's App Store, the developer ecosystem around the Android platform has seen an expansive growth in a relatively short amount of time. With 27,243 applications available in the Android Market, there is still a gap between the number that the App Store offers – but if these trends continue on their current path, there will eventually be a time when Android will clearly take the crown.

source: AndroidLib via Read Write Web

Android sees over 9,000 apps added in March to its market

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

its a shame that most of them are spam :-(

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 13:32

4. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

I assume you are talking about the Apple app store because the majority of Apple apps are almost all spam or copies. Android CLEARLY has the advantage considering all the original and "USEFUL" apps compared.

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 13:54

5. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

That's bull. Everyone knows Apple's store is better. Android clearly as has the advantage? Really?

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 20:19

8. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

I wouldn't say advantage, but the marketplace does have more useful free apps and a lot fewer "fart noise"-grade apps

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 11:53

2. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)

good work google. Now I don't have to be subject to apples lack of hardware options, flash, multitasking and other quirks in order to get some good old touch friendly apps

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 13:01

3. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)

That was a dumb comment. I have a Hero and love it and would not trade it in for the Iphone, but the games on the Iphone are way better than on the Android Market.

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 22:20

9. Nobodey (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)

Stop. Making. Sense. You do know this is the internet, right?

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 14:18

6. slashafk (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)

Sure, the App Store has a lot of nice apps. However, if you don't factor in the games, the Market beats it hands down. The iPhone has too many hardware limitations (compared to the higher-end Android devices) and because Apple limits their developers by not letting them have as much control over the software. The home applications and replacements for native apps (Handicent, FXCamera, etc) help cater to those who don't like the stock interface. Honestly, I don't like the fact that the iPhone has a plain black background that you can't change. Also the fact that there are no widgets on the iPhone...you have to enter the app to see stuff. People may like the iPhone's interface and default apps (iPod app, calendarm etc) but if they don't, they can't change it. With Android, they can. And with Android, you have a variety of phones to choose from. There's no iPhone with a keyboard.

posted on 07 Apr 2010, 14:35

7. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

Now how many of those were useless sound boards?

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 07:38

10. vegeta89 (unregistered)

What?! IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 07:42

11. Nappa123 (unregistered)

WHAT!??!?! 9000 ?!?!!

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 07:47

12. veggiecake (unregistered)


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