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Android Market Gains on Apple's App Store

Jan 12, 2011, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad continues to lead the way in total applications available, according to a new report from Dutch mobile app research firm Distimo, but Google's Android Market increased its inventory of apps six-fold in 2010.

"Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), which recently relaxed some of the restrictions it placed on mobile app developers, saw the total number of mobile apps available through its App Store double to more than 300,000 applications last year.

"However, according to Distimo, Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Market now offers more than 130,000 mobile apps, up just over 20,000 in 2009. Research In Motion's BlackBerry App World and Nokia's Ovi Store both enjoyed triple-digit growth in 2010 and now offer more than 18,000 and 25,000 mobile apps, respectively."

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