It has been a few months since Android Market surpassed the 300,000 app milestone, and now it looks like it has reached a new high. According to the folks over at Distimo, the Android Market is now sitting tight over 400,000 apps to boot. While it’s not the 500,000 reported for Apple’s App Store, it is still a significant number and shows that Android is starting to close the gap between the two. Not to mention its next closest rival, the Windows Marketplace has still got a long way to go. In addition to reaching 400,000 apps, it has been reported that 68% of the Android Market is comprised of free apps, which also makes it the biggest free app market.
With almost more than 100,000 publishers who are currently active in the Android Market, there’s definitely no shortage when it comes to developer support for the platform. And with Android rising to dominate the smartphone market share, you can expect even more developers to hop on board and create even more apps in the future. I suspect 500,000 apps for Android shouldn’t be too far away now.
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