A new report done by research2guidance shows the distribution mix between Android application stores available to developers. As you can see above, ‘Handster’ is the number one Android distribution channel with over 23,000 apps available, which accounts for just over 10% of Google’s Android Market itself.
There are over 30 available channels for developers to get their apps noticed and distributed outside the Android Market, thus helping with developer recognition for their applications. The Amazon App Store is a very recent store, and so we’ll likely see them take top spot by the next time this report is updated. These app stores all offer some promo plans for developers to get their apps out to the public and noticed as well, so they may be worth checking out if you’re looking for some extra PR.