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Android Market to Surpass Apple App Store in August

Android Market to Surpass Apple App Store in August

Posted May 5, 2011 at 10:20am by iClarified · 13342 views
Android Market is expected to overtake Apple's App Store in size by August 2011, according to research2guidance.

The company expects Android Market to reach 425,000 apps by next August. In April, Android added 28,000 new apps; whereas, iOS only added 11,000.

Android Market's high growth rate does not necessarily mean more revenues for developers.

On the contrary, the success of an app store is negatively correlated to the success of an average developer. All analysis on the early months of an app store including the Android Market shows that average download numbers decrease dramatically after the first months or even weeks after the launch of the store. The long tail gets longer and longer while the top 5% gets richer and richer.

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Android Market to Surpass Apple App Store in August
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Kingsford - May 5, 2011 at 7:17pm
And its still completely unsafe.
Posted From my Galaxy S 4g
Posted From my Galaxy S 4g - May 5, 2011 at 7:05pm
Too bad most of the apps in the android market are junk. On top of that, many of my android apps crash and/or force me to reboot. Even Words with Friends is Junk, how do you mess that up so bad? Only real benefit of Android is the 4G network that comes with it.. can't wait for the ATT/T-mobile merger so I can finally get my iPhone back, this time on 4G (hopefully).
Murat K.
Murat K. - May 5, 2011 at 6:48pm
I agree with "jucardi" 100%
Murat K.
Murat K. - May 5, 2011 at 6:45pm
Stupid expectation. Research2guidance must do some actual "research" before making expectations like this one.
Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar - May 5, 2011 at 4:06pm
Quality, not quantity. Android Market doesn't have enough good quality app. Example, no NetFlix for Android devices.
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