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by George Heymann

Android apps to Eclipse iOS by August. Welcome your robot overlords, resistance is futile!

by George Heymann

techeadlines@gmail.com

The two most recent reports analyzing application market trends provided by app research specialist Distimo and research2guidance concur that Android apps should surpass iOS by August.

The research2guidance report concluded that the Android Market will become the biggest mobile content platform in the world by August 2011. Analyzing current trends and the projected growth rate for Android and iOS, they estimate that Android will overtake Apple sometime in August as the Android Marketplace eclipses the 425,000 app mark.

The Google Android Market has already surpassed the Apple App Store in the number of free applications available for download.

The Distimo report also projects a similar time frame; the major findings are:

• If all application stores maintain their current growth pace, approximately five months from now Google Android Market will be the largest store in terms of number of applications followed by the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store. The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will also be larger than the Nokia Ovi Store and BlackBerry App World prior to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace being available for even a full year.

• One year after launching the iPad, Apple will be confronted with its first serious competition as both BlackBerry and Google enter the emerging tablet market. Apple has already seized momentum and grown the App Store for iPad in the first year to 75,755 applications developed by 21,975 publishers. Daily downloads in the Top 100 Overall paid and free applications for iPad combined exceed 500,000, while the daily revenue in the Top 100 paid is approximately $400,000 excluding in-app purchases.

• The Google Android Market eclipsed the Apple App Store for iPhone in terms of free applications and now has 134,342 free applications, while the Apple App Store iPhone has 121,845 free applications.

• Many of the top publishers on the iPad already publish cross-platform. Fifty-eight percent of the 50 most popular publishers have already developed applications for non-Apple platforms.

Copies of the full reports are available online, from both research2guidance and Distimo; registration is required.

Source: research2guidance, Distimo via Androidguys

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One Response

  1. CYMA says:

    Wow, what an informative blog. Keep up the good work!

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