Android Market Crosses 50,000 Apps
By on April 24th, 2010

Android Market is really beginning to take off. It received 9,000 new apps in March alone and now, it has crossed the 50,000 apps mark.

This figure comes from AndroLib – a 3rd party Android Market Tracker, since Google doesn’t officially disclose the total app count. Of course, the Apple App Store is still the big daddy of all app stores. Moreover, AndroLib tracks over ten different Android Markets. So, not all fifty thousand apps will be available in a single Android Market.

Android-App-Store

Nevertheless, the accelerating growth of Android further highlights the fact that Google is succeeding in at least throwing some challenge to the Apple iPhone. With dozens of new handsets from various manufacturers in the pipeline, the future looks bright for Android.

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  • JustMeHere

    Proof of 4.6Mb/s download speed is here:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/664732057.png

  • JustMeHere

    38000 different apps is the number issued by Google. Androlib carries more, cause it counts each theme for a keyboard or an application as App the way Apple Market does. So here you are comparing Apples to Apples lol.

    The Amazing point is that 60% of 50k apps are free.. that’s.. 30k Applications. Meanwhile in the AppleMarket with 180K apps… only 25% are free… so roughly 40k apps If you consider that fact that only 10% of all iPhone apps have more than 1000 downloads.. that gives us 4500 useful free apps for the iPhone. On the other hand, based on Androlib statistics 46% of all Android Apps have been downloaded more than 1000 time.. so.. that means there are 13800 useful apps for Android. (over 3 times as many as for Apple).

    Or if you want the cut of for Adroid at 10000 downloads for a useful app.. we are talking about 23.7% of them so 7100, almost twice as many as the iPhone.

    Alright, to make Apple fan boys happy, and make stats “look” equal. 9.7% of all Android apps have been downloaded over 50000 times. So that means there are 2910 free useful apps for Android, compared to 4500 iPhone Apps.

    Considering the iPhone has been around for 2 more years than Android… which ever way you cut the mustard… Android has more to offer and more growth more options and definitely more free USEFUL apps.

    iPhone has 176K worthless bloat. Paying for some apps like Exhange, WIFI access point and such is worth the money. But paying for 176K of useless apps ..no way.

    From a developer stand point of view, Android has more to offer as well as more users are downloading free Apps.

    Finally.. truth be said.. at:

    http://www.androlib.com/appstatsdownloads.aspx

    it clearly states that there are only 47693 Android Applications as of 8:43AM CST April 24th, 2010.

    But please, iPhone enthusiast, clarify how many times have the 10% of useful iPhone apps been downloaded… and provide a link. Mine is there.. with Androlib.

    Then consider you can find Android with any carrier at any price with 42 Android phones out, it gives you a LOT of choice. Apple has 4 maybe 5 later this year 3 of them (first iphone, the 3g and 3GS are OLD technology compared to all except the G1.. even so, the G1 still does more than a 3GS, including google navigation, access point surfing at 2.7mb/s steady with 4 mb/s top download speed..

    Android is more cost effective with more options and choices.. unless you want to move over to the iDicatorship environment of Apple, where one man dictates what you will do with your life. There are leaders and there are followers. I for one, will not let one person run my life.

  • JustMeHere

    38000 different apps is the number issued by Google. Androlib carries more, cause it counts each theme for a keyboard or an application as App the way Apple Market does. So here you are comparing Apples to Apples lol.

    The Amazing point is that 60% of 50k apps are free.. that’s.. 30k Applications. Meanwhile in the AppleMarket with 180K apps… only 25% are free… so roughly 40k apps If you consider that fact that only 10% of all iPhone apps have more than 1000 downloads.. that gives us 4500 useful free apps for the iPhone. On the other hand, based on Androlib statistics 46% of all Android Apps have been downloaded more than 1000 time.. so.. that means there are 13800 useful apps for Android. (over 3 times as many as for Apple).

    Or if you want the cut of for Adroid at 10000 downloads for a useful app.. we are talking about 23.7% of them so 7100, almost twice as many as the iPhone.

    Alright, to make Apple fan boys happy, and make stats “look” equal. 9.7% of all Android apps have been downloaded over 50000 times. So that means there are 2910 free useful apps for Android, compared to 4500 iPhone Apps.

    Considering the iPhone has been around for 2 more years than Android… which ever way you cut the mustard… Android has more to offer and more growth more options and definitely more free USEFUL apps.

    iPhone has 176K worthless bloat. Paying for some apps like Exhange, WIFI access point and such is worth the money. But paying for 176K of useless apps ..no way.

    From a developer stand point of view, Android has more to offer as well as more users are downloading free Apps.

    Finally.. truth be said.. at:

    http://www.androlib.com/appstatsdownloads.aspx

    it clearly states that there are only 47693 Android Applications as of 8:43AM CST April 24th, 2010.

    But please, iPhone enthusiast, clarify how many times have the 10% of useful iPhone apps been downloaded… and provide a link. Mine is there.. with Androlib.

    Then consider you can find Android with any carrier at any price with 42 Android phones out, it gives you a LOT of choice. Apple has 4 maybe 5 later this year 3 of them (first iphone, the 3g and 3GS are OLD technology compared to all except the G1.. even so, the G1 still does more than a 3GS, including google navigation, access point surfing at 2.7mb/s steady with 4 mb/s top download speed..

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/664732057.png

    Android is more cost effective with more options and choices.. unless you want to move over to the iDicatorship environment of Apple, where one man dictates what you will do with your life. There are leaders and there are followers. I for one, will not let one person run my life.

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