Less than a year ago, the Android Market only had 10,000 apps, and was the butt of many smartphone jokes. Oh, how things change! Thanks to Androlib's Market statistics, we can see that the Market currently has over 90,000 apps, and will surmount 100,000 apps by the end of July! This exponential growth is truly exciting news, and if this growth continues (not likely, but fun to think about), we could surpass the Apple App Store in less than a year!
Accumulation of Apps on Android Market
Applications Added to Market per Month
Now we all know that there is no application approval process for the Android Market. As a result, anybody can post anything they want on the Market, which likely inflates the statistics. And as such, many people in the Android community have been calling for Google to implement better filtering and search options for the Market. Also, some are going as far as to say that Android should adopt a pseudo-approval process to prevent useless pieces of code posted and statistically recognized as an app.
So what do you guys think of the future of the Android Market? Do you think it will eventually surpass the Apple App Store? Let us know!