Linked by lemur2 on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:28 UTC
Google Google has confirmed on the official Android Developer Twitter account that the Android Market has surpassed the milestone of 100000 applications. In perspective, Steve Jobs said last week that the Apple App Store now contains over 300000 applications. Having said that, the Android Market has now arguably reached a point where the difference becomes almost immaterial in a practical sense, because even with only 100000 applications it is unlikely anyone will be short-changed for choice.
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by thavith_osn on Wed 27th Oct 2010 23:16 UTC
thavith_osn
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2005-07-11

(True as in, there will be no lack of choice)

I'm about to find out what all the fuss is about re: Android. I have to develop an Android app over the next month, so will be interested in seeing what it can do.

I just got myself a new iPhone 4, after having my iPhone 3G for over 2 years. The difference is speed is pretty great, esp. as I had iOS4.2 beta on the 3G (iOS 3 was faster). But using Safari on the same network is so much nicer on the new phone, I put them side by side and can see the difference.

I hope my Android 2.2 phone will be as good (from all reports it will be)

Edited 2010-10-27 23:17 UTC

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RE: True
by vodoomoth on Thu 28th Oct 2010 11:14 UTC in reply to "True"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30


I hope my Android 2.2 phone will be as good (from all reports it will be)

If it's an HTC Desire, be warned about the battery. One month old and I'm lucky if I get 36 hours without having to charge it. No phone calls, no browsing, I just have the weather widget set to hourly updates. On top of that, I have around one hour a day playing galaxy 2 and 10 minutes reading the news titles.

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Only 50,000 were Twitter Apps
by Macrat on Thu 28th Oct 2010 00:08 UTC
Macrat
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2006-03-27

How many of the apps aren't duplicates?

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RE: Only 50,000 were Twitter Apps
by thavith_osn on Thu 28th Oct 2010 02:27 UTC in reply to "Only 50,000 were Twitter Apps"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

If you took out all the "crap"ware, the fart apps, the apps that are the same as other (i.e. how many bejeweled type games), those stupid trumpet apps during the world cup) and so on, I'm guessing the iPhone would have much less than 100,000 apps and who knows how many would drop off the Android list too...

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

There should be another word than "app". Those are not "app" like Firefox, OpenOffice or Duke Nukem forever. They should call that miniapps or something but it's not apps.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

There should be another word than "app". Those are not "app" like Firefox, OpenOffice or Duke Nukem forever. They should call that miniapps or something but it's not apps.

Crapware seems to fit

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adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

CrApps

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Adopted!
From now on, I'll refer to them as crapps.

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adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

:-)

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The num of apps is irrelevant ...
by pica on Thu 28th Oct 2010 13:54 UTC
pica
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2005-07-10

what counts is wether or not the vast majority of customers are satifisfied.

pica

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Last time i checked my synaptic....
by blaer on Thu 28th Oct 2010 17:22 UTC
blaer
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2010-10-28

...i counted 'just' 32667 packages. That is packages! Not applications.

How you can have more than 100000 useful applications in an app-store is beyond me.
'Crapplets' is indeed a good way to explain that.

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SuperDaveOsbourne
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2007-06-24

The problem isn't a large number of apps available, its that a lot of apps have produced almost not meaningfully or in real terms useful apps. First off, apps aren't applications. They are very often single task tools which are tedious to use at best in large part due to the device's limits, interface and power inclusive, as well as the quote OS which runs on the device. Then you have layers of garbage to deal with in the dev environment and finally a singular problem of quality since every jerkoff is 'developing' these apps. In all, the mobile space wastes more time than Windows, and OSX if it survives this simpleton to the lowest common denominator devolution ever did.

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