Android Market: Over 1 billion served

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

If the ticker on Androidlib.com is anything to go by, then Google's Android Market mobile app store has just crossed into the world of a billion downloads.

Android has been growing at a fast clip since it debuted in 2008 and has been on a significant upswing since last December, with the launch of the Motorola Droid.
There are currently 60 mobile phones that have Google's mobile operating system, ranging from entry-level smartphones to the country's only 4G phone from Sprint, the Evo.

According to Google, there are now around 93,000 apps on the Android Market, and although Google has not officially said how many downloads have been logged, Androidlib's numbers would indicate that every Android owner has, on average, downloaded more than a few apps to their phone.

Of course, it still has a long way to go to even be close to Apple's iPhone numbers. The iPhone App Store has more than 225,000 applications and has logged 5 billion downloads.