Google Play Library Catches up to iOS App Store

As an Android user, I prefer Google’s OS to Apple’s, but there is one area in which I’ve always been jealous of iOS users – the apps. Apple has always boasted about, and justifiably so, the number of applications available for their mobile operating system and how they put others to shame. It was a strong selling point, “was” being the key word.

The Google Play Store now offers 700,000 apps for Android, the same number offered by Apple’s App Store. How do you like them apples, Apple? In September, Google announced they had reached 25 billion downloads and the Play Store was at 675,000 apps. Last week during the unveiling of the iPad Mini, Apple claimed to have 700,00 apps in their app store. That gap has now closed.

Android still trails in number of downloads, but they’ve caught up to iOS in number of downloadable applications. With all of the new Nexus stuff on the horizon, could we see Android actually surpass Apple in the app arena?

via Complex

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