Android Market clears 100K app mark
Google’s Android Market now has in excess of 100,000 apps to choose from – and that’s official.
It’s certainly not the first time the claim has been made recently, but given the fact that this time it’s Google itself doing the claiming, we’re inclined to take it as fact.
The news was revealed in a tweet on the Android Developer account, and comes just two short years since the Android Market first opened.
And with a steady stream of high-powered Android devices crowding the marketplace – not to mention a rapid development curve that could see as many as three new versions of Google’s OS hit the market in the next 12 to 18 months, it’s unlikely that the momentum in new apps being surfaced will slow down.
In terms of apps, Android is now by some margin the closest – and many would argue only – competition to Apple’s still-dominant App Store for iOS, which is now closing in on 300,000 apps.