Android Market reaches 20,000 apps, obviously still behind the Apple App Store
Launched by Google at the end of October 2008, the Android Market has now passed the 20,000 apps milestone.
Most of the applications available via Android Market are free (62.3%), and only 37.7% of them are paid – so it’s probably still rather difficult for Android developers to make some good money out of this.
As you may already know, Apple’s App Store – one of the main rivals of Android Market – has reached 100,000 applications more than one month ago, so Google’s app store still has a long way to go until it reaches the success of Apple’s store.
Anyway, with the number of Android phones quickly growing (and Google’s own Nexus One just around the corner), the Android Market may host more than 100,000 apps by the end of 2010.