iTunes is no longer the biggest app store

This actually happened a couple weeks ago, but I can't see that anyone covered it but me.

According to a couple tracking sites, the Android Market now has more apps than iTunes. The margin is not very wide, but it's real. The Android Market now has just over 480 thousand apps listed, and iTunes has 460,000.

Curiously enough, in the 2 weeks since iTunes fell into second plac, the Android Market added 20 thousand apps (approximately). In comparison, iTunes added only 5,000 more apps in the last 2 weeks.

The story is actually  more interesting now than it was 2 weeks ago. The Android Market is growing 4 times as fast as iTunes. It's not only unseated iTunes, there's also a pretty good chance that iTunes will never be able to catch up.

BTW, the Amazon Appstore had around 10 thousand apps in late May. If you were thinking that it was a serious competitor , think again.

via Androlib, 148apps

About Nate Hoffelder (9906 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on iTunes is no longer the biggest app store

  1. Android has gotten better.. but a lot of the apps are crap.

  2. don’t forget windows marketplace! lol

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