Android continues to add apps at a high rate, yesterday Google officially confirmed 30,000 apps in it’s App Market for the Android operating system. The number is a great deal higher than 10,000 confirmed back in September 2009, at the dawn of the Verizon Droid launch. Clearly, having a phone on the nations biggest networks combined with a healthy does of advertising makes a difference.
Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned Android phones are now selling at a 60,000 units a day clip. Credit lots of models, on multiple networks and a free operating system that attracts users. Just yesterday I received a mailing from AT&T showing off the Backflip and it mentioned Android twice. Do consumers care about the OS? It seems the OS and it’s apps are a selling point for carriers.
According to 148apps, the iPhone OS now features 159,611 apps that are currently available. That’s a good deal above Android’s 30,000. However, with the speedy Android adoption, despite slow Nexus One sales, we expect Android apps to gain ground quickly.
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