Android Market hits 30k apps
These days, when measuring the success of a mobile platform, it's not the size of the screen that matters, it's the amount of apps in the market. This past December, Google claimed that the Android Market had reached around 16,000 apps. Now, only three months later, the official number is 30,000; a healthy rate of growth by any account.
When AT&T released the Motorola BACKFLIP in early March, a benchmark was reached that seems to have gone unmentioned: consumer access to Android devices from every major carrier in the US. What's more, over the last few days it has become apparent that consumers will have access to Google's Nexus One from any carrier of their choice - on or off contract (in some cases).
Next week at CTIA, it is expected that several, if not all of the US carriers will announce even more options for their Android-loving customers. As more and more people continue to adopt Android as their mobile platform of choice, businesses will begin (or continue in some cases) to take notice and the offerings of the Android Market will (presumably) continue to increase.
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