App Store Could Be Overtaken By Android Market

The iOS fanboys are quite fond of touting the fact that Apple’s App Store is the biggest and best and that Android trails behind, but that may not be the case for much longer according to a recent research report.

According to Phone Arena, researcher at Distimo reports that the latest analysis shows that the quantity of app in the Android Market grew some 16 percent in March compared to just 6 percent in the App Store.

Here’s what the report says…” If all application stores maintain their current growth pace, approximately five months from now Google Android Market will be the largest store in terms of number of applications followed by the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store.”

However we have already seen a previous report that says developers are more inclined to develop for iOS than Android, so this new report should for now at least be taken with a pinch of salt.

Having said that, sooner or later my guess is Apple will have to relinquish the claim of having the most app to Android, as currently apparently the Android Market offer more free apps than the App Store with Android having 134,342 while iOS has 121, 845…only a matter of time.

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