Oct 25 AT 2:21 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Android Market catching up with App Store, now over 100k apps

The Android Market can now boast 100,000 plus apps according to a tweet from the official Android Developer account. Google still has a ways to go before they catch Apple’s App store (which has 300k plus apps), but the total number of new Android devices is rapidly growing and the addition of tablets and Google TV boxes will keep the momentum going.

A recent report from the NYTimes claims that Google is still activating 200,000 phones a day and Andy Rubin said that 270,000 developers are writing software for Android.

Market stats from AndroLib show the pace of new apps being published has slowed since the summer, but I expect that trend will reverse when the software development kits for tablets and Google TV are released next year.

If you need help digging through those 100k apps, make sure to check out my previous article on the Top 3 sites for discovering Android apps. I have found that AppAware is still my favorite service for discovering hot apps, but AppBrain is adding so many new features that I’ve been using them as well.

What are some of the ways that you use to discover the latest Android apps?

Source: Twitter

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