Android Reaches 1 Billionth App Download Milestone

by Pedro Hernandez on July 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Here’s another reason Apple’s iPhone may want to watch its back, antenna issues notwithstanding. Android this week reached some pretty big milestones: 100,000 apps and 1 billion app downloads.

Mind you, those figures aren’t an official, Google-certified count. The estimate comes from AndroLib, which tracks Android stats. Nonetheless, the numbers aren’t out of the realm of possibility. As a mobile platform, Android has experienced massive growth this year thanks, in part, to several popular handsets, like HTC’s EVO 4G, which Sprint can’t seem to keep in stock. Google will confirm, however, an Android activation rate of 66,000 per day, which helps explain the EVO drought.

Keep on keeping on, little green guy.

Source: InformationWeek

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