Oct 25th, 2010


A new week, another Android milestone. The AndroidDev twitter just announced that the Android Market has reached 100,000 applications. Pretty darn impressive. Let’s put this in perspective: right around a year ago the Motorola Droid was poised to land on Verizon and take the mobile world by storm. At it’s launch new Android users could expect a selection of no more than 20,000 applications. By my math that’s a 500 percent increase in available applications in under year.

The Android Market still trails Apple’s AppStore by about 150,000 available applications, but the argument that Android is lacking in the apps department is quickly becoming moot. While the tweet is about as official as you could want, we still wait for a more full-fledged announcement to come later in the day.

[via AndroidCommunity]

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