The ‘number of apps’ is still the defining factor of a mobile ecosystem, and plays a major role in tempting people in switching to a different operating system. Apple and Google have always been in this app war but previously Apple always had the head start with its App store.
But according to a new report from The Sociable, the number of apps on Google Play, the new avatar of the Android Market, is estimated to have touched 800,000 this month, that’s a shade more than 775,000 available on Apple’s App Store. Google had actually got close enough with 700,000 apps in October.
The Google App development is growing at a faster rate than the iOS. It took about 2 years from the launch of the Android Market for Google to pull together 100,000 apps, and new predictions say that about 2.5 years after hitting that milestone, and with such pace the rebranded Play Store is expected to hit 1 million apps by June 2013. Hurray!
If we all need 1 Million apps and if all those apps are useful or even functional is another question but hey, congratulations Android! So if you want to be able to have access to this wonderful soon to be one million Android App store, get yourself a nice Android Phone if you don’t own one already.
For more updates stay tuned with Androidnova.org.