Android Market overflows with 100,000 Apps, hits 1 billion downloads

Android Market overflows with 100,000 Apps, hits 1 billion downloads

According to unconfirmed figures collected by AndroLib, Android users have now downloaded more than one billion applications, with the rate of downloads increasing at a very nifty pace.

The AndroLib site features a real-time estimated view of the number of applications being downloading in the Android Market, and it’s hurtling upwards at a terrific rate.

New applications are steaming into the Market at an incredible speed too, with over 14,000 new apps arriving in May, 15,000+ apps in June, and July’s running total has already passed 11,000.

Android Market overflows with 100,000 Apps, hits 1 billion downloads

Doubling in size

With the Android Market passing the 50,000 app mark in late April/early May, it’s already doubled in size in just two months, which is a remarkable achievement.

With Google saying that it is now activating 66,000 new Android handsets per day (and rising) and a slew of new Android handsets coming up, it’s fair it’s all going a bit Yazz for the platform.

[Android Market stats]

2 Comments on “Android Market overflows with 100,000 Apps, hits 1 billion downloads”

  1. Google themselves don’t claim this, I think that their total is closer to 77,000 apps.

    To be fair, more is not necessarily better, an awful lot of those apps are soft porn jigsaws, fart apps and other rubbish that hopefully will sink without a trace.

    Hoping that app inventor will change that, but I have a feeling that it will just make it worse.

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