Google's Android Market hits 3 billion app downloads milestone

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Three billion apps have now been installed onto Android devices, Google revealed at their company quarterly earnings call this week. The snowballing figures come just a few months after the company announced they had hit the two billion milestone.

By comparision, it took almost two years (twenty months) for the Android Market to hit its first billion downloads, showing how the mobile OS has grown exponentially over the past few months. Downloads are up 50% since Q4 of last year, with a web-based version of their app store launching in early February.

Apple remain top of the app download pile with 10 billion downloads hit through their App Store, but with 350,000 new Android devices being activated every day, and the operating system already overshadowing the market share iOS has earned, it’s unlikely to stay that way for very long.

Via: TechCrunch

Gerald Lynch

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