Android Market reaches 10 billionth app download

Interesting stats from BI – Android with over 600 devices in the market globally is definitely picking up momentum with consumers through choice. However the article notes that both app stores are growing at around the same rate.

This morning, Google announced that the Android Market had passed its 10 billionth app download.
Apple got there first — it passed 10 billion in January.

It also got there faster, hitting 10 billion about 30 months after its launch in July 2008. Android launched in October 2008, so took about 38 months to reach the 10 billion mark.

However, Google also announced it is now at a billion downloads per month. Apple hit that mark in July of this year. So both stores hit that magic number about three years after launch. And both are now growing at around the same rate.

One more note: this doesn't measure the total number of apps downloaded because there are multiple app stores for Android. There's only one for Apple.

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