Android Market is growing at 3 times the rate of Apple’s App Store.

21 Feb

The App Genome Project report by mobile company Lookout has today found that the Android Market is growing rapidly and at about three times the pace of Apples App Store.

Since August last year, the number of apps in the Market have grown by around 127%, dwarfing the App Store growth of just 44% in the same time period.

However, according to stats published by Google, there are now a total of 150,000 Android apps available, which is still far fewer than the 350,000 apps available for the iPhone. In addition, Apple’s App Store attracted 23,000 new developers between August and now, whereas Android attracted just 4,000 (although on average Android developers submits more apps – 6.6 to 4.8).

Also, Apple have more paid apps, at 66% of their total (although down from 70% in August) compared to just 34% on Android, with the remainder freebies.

Despite this, the massive growth of Android is at least an indication that Apple’s status as top dog is starting to be threatened. If Android continues to grow at this pace, the number of apps will be matched within no time.

Kevin Mahaffey, Lookout Chief Technology Officer, predicts: “If apps continue to be developed for each platform at this same rate, the Android Market will have more apps than the Apple App Store by mid-2012.”

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