Android Has Over 200,000 Apps In Android Market
By on December 28th, 2010

An unofficial app tracker for , Android Lib stats suggest that there are now over 200,000 apps in the Android Market. This brings the Android Market on par or at-least near to the number of apps carried by rival; Apple, in their app store.

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The latest stats on Android Lib show that there are now over 200K apps and games in the Android market. If this is true, this is definitely a phenomenal growth for the Android Market over the past two year. However, there are several people out there who doubt the viability of the apps in the Android market.

After I tweeted about the stats, several users began complaining that most of the apps are either bad or crash. However, the same can also be said about the apps in Apple’s app store. Majority of the apps in the app store are just there for numbers, most of them are practically useless. This trend though does not apply to a single app store and is common throughout every store out there.

Coming back more to the stats, the development of new apps for Android has definitely grown in the past year, with the past 3 months seeing almost 70,000 new apps and games being added to the market. Also, out of the 200K+ apps, 180K+ apps were added in 2010.

The app store milestone adds to the earlier milestone of over 300,000 Android devices being activated everyday. However, there is no official data out there to corroborate either of these milestones.

Take this information with a pinch of salt. These numbers may be inflated and we are trying to do our best to find out other sources to confirm this information.

(Source: Softpedia)

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  • http://bloomworlds.com Todd R. Levy

    Hello, thanks for reporting this… 200,000 Android apps, is this a good thing?

    I am Todd R. Levy and my company, BloomWorlds, is developing Android’s family friendly app store, to help Android parents discover safe, secure, and appropriate apps for their children by utilization our vetted submission process.

    We are going to filter out the spam apps, sexy girl wall, and other inappropriate content. This way Android users will be about to discover and download only the highest quality apps.

  • Martin Hill

    Whether there are 100,000 or 1 million apps is meaningless while Google lets any junk, spam, malware, “hello world” or test app etc into the Android Marketplace. Also, “apps” in the Android Marketplace include wallpapers, widgets, soundboards and ringtones making the total of actual apps far less.

    Recently, AppBrain posted that 45,000 of the 100,000 apps in the Android Marketplace were spam apps. That makes almost half of Android’s “app” total spam!

    John “DVD ” Lech Johansen, the author of DoubleTwist the popular iTunes replacement for Android has this to say about the Android Marketplace:
    “Google does far too little curation of the Android Market, and it shows. Unlike Apple’s App Store, the Android Market has few high quality apps…. just a few examples of what’s wrong with the Android Market. … 144 spam ringtone apps (which are clearly infringing copyright) are currently cluttering the top ranks of the Multimedia category… Developers and users are getting fed up and it’s time for Google to clean up the house.”

    And indication of the difference in quantity of quality apps between iOS and Android is no more evident than in the extremely important gaming category. Android is severely lacking in big name game titles from all of the largest mobile game publishers with only 16 games from Gameloft, Capcom Mobile, EA, Ngmoco, Pangea, Popcap and ID versus 309 from these publishers for Apple’s iOS. Likewise, there are 38,000 games in total for iOS vs 13,000 for Android.

    Although Popcap and EA have said they will start porting some games to Android soon, this disparity is not likely to change much with iOS developers making 50x the income ($1 billion) compared to Android ($21 million) over a similar timeframe according to Larva Labs and with piracy ranging from 50-97% on Android.

    Raw numbers do not a complete picture paint.

    -Mart

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  • http://endotoxicshock.tumblr.com Jon

    No offense but you guys are morons for posting crap like this when you don’t even have an inkling of a source to back any of this up.

    “Take this information with a pinch of salt.”

    Wait…Then why was this post even created to begin with?

    “These numbers may be inflated-”

    Wait…Then WHY WAS THIS POST EVEN CREATED TO BEGIN WITH?

    “-and we are trying to do our best to find out other sources to confirm this information.”

    YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE YOU WROTE THE ARTICLE YOU GENIUS!!!!

 
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