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

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:49

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...

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:10 5

28. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Meanwhile at Windows Mobile...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:41 3

47. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Meanwhile at Cybiko...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:54 6

4. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Yayyayayayayay......the champion will always come through in the end....mark this day in history! :D

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:56 6

7. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


bro its 1 billion apps, not the end of world hunger still sweet just not a mark it in your calender material dont ya think ?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:58 1

10. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Billion? I think you mean a million!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:05 1

23. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


oh ya my bad lol next race is to a billion, lol all hail windows phone and the allmighty app lords

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:57 15

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


whats left for apple to brag as no.1

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 15:07 6

62. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Uh, they are the first to sue for BS patents...lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:58 9

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Bravo Google! Bravo Android! Soon, Windows Phone Marketplace will beat the App Store as well.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:00 18

16. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Keep dreaming!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:04 5

22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sure! Why not? Windows Phone will succeed anyways, till the time comes, someone's butt will be hurt. :P

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:03 2

18. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


i might disagree with you about this.
marketplace has no themes,malwares,trash etc...
so it never can beat store

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:37 6

46. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and I'll agree with you on this one.

no Themes - Well, all u can do is select few flippin colours in the name of 'theme' in Windows so no prospect there

no Malwares - Its only a testament that the wide community android has i.e. no one even cares to waste their time by creating a Windows malware. This is the same reason why Windows desktop have viruses.

Now I'll tell you the real reason. Its because android is CUSTOMIZABLE thats why you gets apps for widgets, 'actual' themes, third party keyboard & other browsers and mail clients, ROMs, Notifications, etc. and mostly because developers see 50 billion downloads for 1 billion apps !

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:00 2

51. feres13 (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Doubt it will happen, i think that the app store and google play will still be ahead for the next 5 years atleast, they already have more than 6x the number of apps, it would take all this time for WP to catch up while both the play store and the app store will keep on improving

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 14:12 1

56. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


Windows can make a hard push by porting over all xbox games even the crappy ones. while making deals to have an inhouse development support to help developers & companies develop there own apps for windows.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 18:39 1

73. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I don't see anything from Microsoft or Nokia to push them over the top in the foreseeable future. HTC and Samsung basically gave up, Windows RT is a failure, no new hardware to get excited about unless you value pictures over everything.

Just look at what Google has done today. That $35 dongle is more exciting than the Nokia 1020. And lets not forget about the Nexus 7 rev 2. That's how you upgrade a device from the previous gen; you don't just add a camera and forget about everything else.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:00 11

14. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


androids unstoppable

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:03 3

19. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


windows phone market place :D
contract killer 1
wordament
chess :D
ae fruit slash
roundy dash
shinobi
funny jump :D
picnic wars
rabbids go phone :D
lol lol lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:18 4

36. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


so you have decided to take 1 week off :p

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:27 2

40. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


lol
wp
lol
wp.
lol
this game is much better

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:30 6

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Troll
whining
Troll
whining
Baby
Yeah, trolls love to whine like a baby.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:33 2

44. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


so.nice that you already confessed this
whats next??
you seem to be a good time pass
lets start with nokia
lol lol lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:12 5

29. Tazer2365 (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Those 1 million apps are a joke, some are crap. Why doesn't phone arena mention how Apple has 375,000 apps optimized for their iPads when Google is barely catching up with around 100?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:15 10

32. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


LOL....baaaaa go graze with the rest of the flock retard!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:17 1

33. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


yes.tell them dude.
tablet is next BIG thing

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:18 1

35. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


iRationalization at its finest.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:19 7

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/400000-apps-in-the-App-Store-have-never-been-downloaded-says-report_id32943

Oh, would you look at that...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:30 2

41. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


There's probably a huge ratio of apps in Google Play that are never downloaded as well, but at the same time there are a lot of smaller developers producing better quality content with (sometimes) less greed on Play.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 14:35 1

61. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Not really, android apps work for both phone and tablet..no separate apps for each like with Apple.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 18:24

71. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"Why doesn't phone arena mention how Apple has 375,000 apps optimized for their iPads when Google is barely catching up with around 100?"

They dont have to mention it. Android apps can scale based on screen size, resolution. That means an app can show up differently for phones and tablets. 1 app, 2 different looks n feel.

Meanwhile back at the Apple camp they have to build apps separately for tablets. Maybe that has changed....dont really know. And ppl claim Android and Google isnt innovative...

Your post is an example of mis information, FUD, myths....

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