Android Apps Cross 200K Milestone – Report
Reports suggest that Google’s Android Market has doubled in size in the last few months. At the end of October, Google via AndroidDev tweeted that ‘One hundred thousand apps in Android Market’. Thereby, confirming that the app milestone, for the Android market, of 100,000 was attained.
Since then, the market seems to have doubled according to AndroLib.com, a website that is into measuring the Android statistics. According to a report on PC Magazine the application milestone has crossed the 200,000 mark. It however must be noted that no confirmation has been received from Google on this report yet.
Android was first launched in October 2008. the market has grown from 34 apps in October 2008 to over 100,000 apps in October 2010. If the reports are to be believed the apps have surpassed 200,000 in December 2010. This would be a great milestone to achieve for Google in the Android Market.
Apple, Google’s competition in this space, was launched in July 2008 and reached the 100,000 apps milestone as early as November 2009. With over 300,000 applications, it is still considered the largest source for apps.
According to PC Magazine,
In November, comScore reported that Android had 14.9 percent of the global market, a 6.5 percent increase from the October statistics. In the U.S., two separate studies have said that Android was ahead of both RIM and Apple in the last quarter, with 44 percent of the market