Google's Android surpasses 50,000 applications

Google's Android mobile operating system now boasts more than 50,000 applications, up from about 40,000 roughly a month ago, android marketaccording to tracking service AndroLib. The AndroLib numbers span inventories across close to a dozen different app download portals worldwide, not only Google's Android Market storefront, according to Android Police--given current development trends, Android is poised to reach the 100,000 app milestone sometime in September.

Earlier this month, Google announced that Android Market offers about 38,000 apps, a 70 percent quarter-over-quarter increase. Speaking during the firm's Q1 earnings call in mid-April, vice president of engineering Jeff Huber also said Google is now selling and activating more than 60,000 new Android devices each day, with the OS powering 34 total devices from a dozen different OEM partners.

Developer interest in Android continues to rise: According to a recent survey conducted by mobile advertising network AdMob, more than 70 percent of existing iPhone developers said they plan to extend their efforts to Android, compared to 48 percent of Android developers planning iPhone projects. Thirty-five percent of existing Android developers consider their app's release "very successful," with 29 percent deeming it "somewhat successful." Perhaps most notable, 40 percent label themselves "very satisfied" with the Android platform, another 40 percent are "somewhat satisfied" and only 2 percent express dissatisfaction.

For more on Android's app milestone:
- read this Android Police article

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