Android Market Sees Extreme App Growth in March
“There’s an app for that” is becoming more and more true for the Android Market as it’s seen growth by 9,300 apps in March alone. The Android Market hit the 20,000 apps milestone at the beginning of 2010, doubling its growth in three months since to its current 42,000 apps.
The Android Market saw 4,458 apps join in January, 5,532 apps in February, 9,308 apps in March, and already 2,230 apps in April. Some of the growth in the Android Market could be due to the extreme success of Verizon’s Motorola Droid which has sold more than 1 million units since its early November 2009 release.
Though the Android Market has relatively few apps compared to the roughly 140,000 apps of the Apple Store, the huge increase, and the amount of Android phones available will be a big factor in competing against the iPhone, the “Golden Standard” of mobile success. Android phones come in many shapes colors, and different levels of functionality and are available from all of the four big carriers in the U.S. (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T). HTC, Motorola and Samsung have been responsible for many of the Android phones currently available. There are also many “super” Android phones set to launch this year that are faster and more powerful than previous models.