Mar 14th, 2011

With the amount of figures thrown around in the battle for smartphone supremacy, it is sometimes hard to keep up with the latest fact. Thankfully, Business Insider has whipped up a nice little chart to show us exactly how Android and iOS stack up in the apps category. As it stands, the number of apps in the Android Market has grown from a measly 5,000 applications in summer of 2009 to the over 250,000 apps we see less than two years later. The number of apps apple has added in that time period is nothing to scoff at, either, and Android’s biggest rival currently has claims to 350,000 applications in their own app store.

The key difference is the rate of growth Android has seen compared to iOS. While Apple’s platform continues to grow at a rather steady rate, Android has been gaining apps in exponential numbers. Business Insider had predicted Android would have overtaken Apple by now, but they still remain confident it is only a matter of months until the deed is done. With figures like these we say it is very likely, too.

[via Android Police]