Android Market Will Surpass Apple App Store: Your Thoughts?

When you think about the smartphone market and some of the desirable phones that are either here already or are well on their way, there’s something to take into account. When you think about Apple you have the iPhone 4 and the 3GS but when you think about Android, there’s a list as long as your arm of smartphones to choose from.

Whilst Apple may have dominated the market for the last few years with regular releases of the iPhone, Android is no slouch with their OS being present with a number of manufacturers it has become extremely popular. You only have to think about a few of the latest Android devices to see how far they have come, the HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Android will soon surpass the Apple app store and we want to know your thoughts on this.

It makes sense that the Android market would overtake the Apple app store as developers are now working in both markets and there aren’t too many that only work within the Apple app store anymore. We recently read an article over on TechCrunch.com by their author Robin Wauters where he is looking at the figures in terms of the number of apps that are in each store and estimates that Android will overtake apple by August. Check out the graph below.

This is some pretty impressive growth wouldn’t you say? However if you stop and think about it, it’s only apps being added here, you can add 10 apps to one market and 1 to another and use that 1 more than any of the other 10 put together. What we are trying to say here is that even though the Android Market place may overtake the Apple app store, it doesn’t necessarily mean that one is better than the other.

What do you think of the growth of the Android Marketplace against the Apple app store? Would the results make you lean towards Android as oppose to Apple? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • http://twitter.com/VGISoftware @VGISoftware

    I've only HEARD about lots of apps for Windoze, but I've operated PCs only under extreme duress. So it doesn't matter to me a hoot how many apps there are for it. I feel the same about Android. There could be two or three times the number of iOS apps and it wouldn't phase me a bit.