It took roughly 30 months for the Android Market to reach 200,000 apps, but it took only 10 months for it to pass 400,000. Growth isn’t bad in the Android world, but we have to admit it has moved a little slower than Apple’s app store. Apple’s App Store has grown faster, but things are narrowing. For example, Apple was able to achieve 200,000 apps in 9 less months, but it took them only 2 months less for achieving 400,000 apps.
It’s clear developers have favored Apple in the early going, but it’s looking like things are starting to change as Android app numbers are growing faster than Apple over the last few months. Apple still has roughly 20 to 25% more apps, but with Android devices dominating the market share worldwide, the Apple App Store should be in the rear view mirror sometime this year.
Either way, both platforms will continue to grow and offer a lot to their respective consumers.