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

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


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12 Comments

1. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

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

4. Galen20K

Posts: 575; Member since: Dec 26, 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.

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

8. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

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

2. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 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

3. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 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.

9. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

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

6. slashafk

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 03, 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.

7. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Now how many of those were useless sound boards?

10. vegeta89 unregistered

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

11. Nappa123 unregistered

WHAT!??!?! 9000 ?!?!! THERE'S NO WAY THAT CAN BE RIGHT !?!?!?

12. veggiecake unregistered

IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAND!

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