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Nokia's Ovi Store now boasts 50,000 apps

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Nokia's Ovi Store now boasts 50,000 apps
Nokia's Ovi Store might be on its way to becoming marginalized in the not so long term future, at least until Nokia Windows Phones start taking over Espoo's portfolio, but it's still alive and kicking now, with 50,000 apps and over 6.5 million downloads per day, according to the Finnish company. That marks a 2,000 app increase over the last month when downloads stood at 6 million each day.

Nokia cited “increased demand for apps from the approximately 225-million strong Symbian customer base” as the main reason behind the growth. Of course, 50,000 apps is a far cry from the 425,000 applications in the App Store or over 250,000 on the Android Market, but nevertheless it is a substantial number. Actually, Ovi Store has nearly double the applications of the Windows Marketplace, which currently features some 27,500 apps.

Espoo has also reiterated commitment for Qt-based applications, supported by Symbian and MeeGo, but even feature phones are expected to support such apps. No wonder, Nokia claims that would mean “a dramatic increase in the distribution and monetization opportunities for Qt apps.” Qt, though, is not future proof in the high-end segment, where Windows Phone is expected to reign supreme. Microsoft's platform doesn't support Qt apps.

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posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:08 3

1. wtf (unregistered)

25,000 apps are Free/Trials
24950 apps are Overpriced
50 are Useful and "perhaps" decently priced apps.

6 million downloads per day???! I guess a half of those 6 mills are doing Master Resets and needing to download apps again.

Yes, this is coming from S^3 user, not a Appleberrydroid troll.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:54 4

8. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)

yeah, android market and appstore are the same way, but with bigger numbers =)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:58 1

2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I tried downloading apps from the OVI store a couple of times. It was a frikken nightmare!
To be quite frank the apps were pathetic to say the least! That, combined with the constant freezing and hard resetting I had to do eventually made me sell the phone!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:53 4

7. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)

This just prooves that u are a dumb user =)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 07:11 2

3. johnblair7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Mar 2011)

I've downoaded plenty of apps from the Ovi Store originally on my 5800 and for the last 9 months or so on my N8, I've had plenty and not many problems so you must have been unlucky. There are plaenty of excellent apps so I don't know what you want

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 07:31 2

4. Renau (unregistered)

Yet NOKIA make more money with 50,000 apps than android with 200,000. I used android for 9 months and found it to be utter crap, which is why I went back to Nokia.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:43 1

9. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 709; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

You a dam fool.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:27 2

5. JS15278 (unregistered)

i have an n8 since December 2010 i have download multiple applications and games at the same time and it didn't want to have a credit card i am sorry but NOKIA and OVI STORE (VERY SOON NOKIA STORE) they are to far ahead of every store either you like it either you not

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:43 2

6. Photographer (unregistered)

I have a Nokia N8 and i can download all my apps just fine and I'm Dominican Republic, I even purchase apps with my credit card, once I had a problem with the Ovi store but it was fixed with the latest Ovi store update. My N8 runs very smooth, I have SPB mobile shell I got for free on net ,I don't use the regular N8 UI, I do so many stuff on my N8 that my friends can't even believe it and they have android phones (Moto Droid X, etc) if you guys would like to know how to make your N8 run better than many android phones out there just let me know.

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