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Android Market pushes past 38,000 apps

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Thu April 15, 2010

Nexus One brings Google sizable profits

Google on Thursday announced its financial details for the first quarter of the year, posting $5 billion in net revenue. The number marks a 19 percent increase over last year, while net profits showed similar strength. The company also boasted of its success in the mobile market, including its Nexus One smartphone and the Android Market.

During the earnings conference call, executives disclosed that the Android Market now consists of over 38,000 titles. The portal appears to be gaining momentum, as 8,000 of the titles were added just in the last month. Over half of the content is new to the market since the end of 2009.

Despite the accelerating pace of app additions on Google's mobile platform, the Android Market is still far off from its nearest competitor. Apple's App Store reached 100,000 titles in November of last year, with the most recent numbers indicating 185,000 apps by the beginning of April.

Although analyst reports suggested initial Nexus One sales were far below expectations, Google claims that the device has already become profitable. The company declined to provide details of a possible offering in retail stores. [via TechCrunch]



By Electronista Staff
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  1. slapppy

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2008

    +7

    Get past the titles

    As far as unit sales, the Nexus One is one massive failure.

  1. iphonerulez

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2008

    +4

    Wow! 38,000 apps is amazing

    I've heard that nearly half of them are f*** and flashlight apps and the other half are practically useless. Look out, Android. In a few more months, the iPad will have that many apps.

  1. coffeetime

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Nov 2006

    +2

    Yeah... right

    Lots of p*** stuffs moved to Android because Apple wouldn't let them.

  1. Wingsy

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    Joined: Apr 2005

    +8

    Less Than 1/2 the Growth of Apple's Store

    Apple had 100k in Nov, and 185k in April. 85k in 5 months, or 17,000 new apps per month, average vs Android's 8,000 new apps per month.

  1. wingdo

    Senior User

    Joined: Apr 2001

    -5

    apps

    It's ironic reading a couple of you laugh at the flashlight apps etc. How many f*** apps are on the App Store? All the markets have their unique and idiotic applications. Don't b**** about Android's until the iPhone's market is rid of it's useless and stupid apps.

  1. DeezNutts

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2008

    +5

    If its profitable


    If it is profitable then it is a success and will drive them in new directions.

    As far as the number of apps, should that really matter? All I heard for years about the Mac having less apps vs Windows was that quantity did not equal quality.

    Same thing I heard for years about Mac Vs. PC market share. Apple was profitable and that was all that mattered.



  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -5

    Re: Less Than 1/2 the Growth of Apple's Store


    Apple had 100k in Nov, and 185k in April. 85k in 5 months, or 17,000 new apps per month, average vs Android's 8,000 new apps per month.


    That's not the correct or fair comparison. The iPhone/iPod has been available for 2 years to spur Applications. You should be comparing the Android store growth to the same time frame of the AppStore.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -4

    Re: Wow! 38,000 apps is amazing


    I've heard that nearly half of them are f*** and flashlight apps and the other half are practically useless. Look out, Android. In a few more months, the iPad will have that many apps.


    That's right. Because we all know that Android apps are all garbage built by lousy programmers with no clue as to what people want/need, while iPhone apps are all well thought out, intelligently designed, and useful.

    Although I find it funny that you say half are f*** and flashlight apps, and the OTHER half are practically useless. Are you saying that f*** and flashlight apps aren't useless?

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