Android's Google Play beats App Store with over 1 million apps, now officially largest

Android's Google Play beats App Store with over 1 million apps, now officially largest
Android's Google Play store has just officially reached over 1 million apps and it is now finally outgrown the Apple App Store and its 900 000 applications. That's a huge achievement for Android, the platform that launched as the underdog, after Apple first started the app revolution.

Now, the tide has clearly changed. Google has made great advances in paying its developers more and they are now receiving 2.5x the money. 

App downloads have also grown to over 50 billion. Amazing growth and it seems to only be accelerating, don't you think?

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80 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

YESSSSSSSSSSS Congratulations Android !!

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think that number is pretty bloated for many reasons.

45. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

U MAD BRO ?

53. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

H A T E L O L

58. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes...the number of apple apps is very bloated.

70. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I agree, but the point is Android has survived the ALL the negative myths, slander, false hoods, ect, ect and so on. And it launched at the bottom, dead last vs everyone else. Android wasnt supposed to survive past 2010....its now 2013, the year is half over and Android doesnt look to be slowing down anytime soon. You now the rest as far as market share and popularity...

82. Dj_Yawar

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Android will not die until stock android is available (always be available ofcourse) . I love the smoothness of stock JB 4.2.2 on my gt 9300. It all i want... Smooth and lasg free

43. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

also keep in mind, its the same developers who build iOS apps that build Android apps so there's no 'We are better' its just Android Playstore apparently pays more money for apps.

64. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I just looked a majority of the apps on my Android phone was on IOS except like 15 indie games, some random stuff and security apps and then system/benchmark apps. Most of the apps I consider a requriment are on both.

2. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

And how many of those apps are just junk or full of ads that offer you to spend money to get rid of the commercial ads. I can say on my htc one so far no force closes. That's an improvement alone.

6. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Oh dear there is always going to be haters...

12. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

hahaha!!

13. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

......and multiple fake accounts

17. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

LOL!!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He speaks the truth.

79. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

apple is worst

30. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Probably the same ratio as in the App Store.

57. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

So your telling me there are no junk apps in the App Store? My son got an iPad mini for his bday and I see the same top shelve apps as well as junk apps on both platforms...plus the App Store is not near as easy to find certain types of apps like it is on Android. It seems the dev must pay Apple to be on the any of the "featured" lists, which only list like 15-20 apps for that category. I have yet to figure out how to "view all" as they do not make it easy for some reason. Might be part of the reason The Play Store now has more to pick from. It does the dev no good if no one can find their app to download it.

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Meanwhile At BlackBerry....

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

meanwhile at windows phone

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Meanwhile at webOS...

15. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Meanwhile at Symbian OS...

20. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

^^this.

21. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

meanwhile at tizen

24. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Meanwhile at Jolla...

31. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Meanwhile, back in the jungle...

81. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

meanwhile at sailfish os

27. palmguy

Posts: 978; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

webOS. I miss you. :'(

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Meanwhile at Apple Meanwhile at firefox

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Meanwhile at sailfish

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