More Free Apps for Android than iPhone

Distimo, an app store analyst, has recently published a report based on their findings on various mobile applications. The results were a bit different than what I had anticipated…

What they found was that the Google Android market currently has 134,342 applications available for free downloading, while Apple’s App Store only offers 121,845 free applications. I was expecting Apple to have a greater number since they were more visible since the start, and Google’s Android only followed after. Looking at the numbers, that is obviously not the case.

However, the numbers in the paid application category tell a different story. The Android Market is about only 1/3 of the total number of paid applications that are being sold in the Apple App Store for the iPhone. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess it’s a good thing for Apple, but not so good for those who want to get free stuff.

What’s bad news for Apple however is that according to Distimo’s findings, the App Store for iPhone may still be the largest store in terms of the number of all applications that are available, but it is the most slow in terms of growth when compared to other mobile application stores.

Now that there are more free apps for the Android, do you think this is enough to convert iPhone users?

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