Android Market milestone

Android phones10 billion (10,000,000,000)

Two days ago Google announced that the Android Market had reached a historic, albeit largely symbolic and almost entirely irrelevant, milestone – 10 billion downloads.  From the time the platform was released in mid-2008 until July, 2010 approximately 1 billion apps were downloaded.  During the one year period stretching from July, 2010 until July of this year an additional 5 billion apps were downloaded and it only took another six months for another 4 billion downloads.  From a platform validation and user acceptance perspective, there’s a lot to be happy about if you’re Google.  To be fair, Apple announced their 15 billionth download back in July (more than twice Google’s number at the time).

Android app downloads infographic

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