Android Market Now on Pace With Apple at More Than 1 Billion Downloads a Month
A new and important milestone for Google’s Android mobile operating system. Some 10 billion applications have been downloaded from the Android Market to date. An impressive number and one that’s growing at a rapid pace. It took about 20 months for the Android Market to serve up it first billion apps and just five more for the second billion.
Now it’s delivering more than a billion apps per month. Which, notably, is the same number of apps per month Apple claimed to be serving at its October iPhone 4S launch event.
So, as I said, an important milestone for Android. That said, the Android Market still has a way to go before it passes Apple in app downloads, let alone matches it.
As of October 4, iOS device users have downloaded more than 18 billion apps.