Can Apple's App Store maintain its lead over Google Play?
Google's store is just 25,000 apps away, putting it within striking distance of overtaking Apple's App Store in sheer number of apps offered.
Apple's App Store has always offered the most apps to users. But that could change.
Google announced yesterday that its Google Play store now offers 675,000 applications. Apple announced earlier this month that its store had 700,000 applications available.
Both Google and Apple's apps stores launched in 2008. However, as Inside Mobile Apps pointed out yesterday, Apple's option has historically been the leader by a wide margin. In 2010, for example, Apple announced it had reached 250,000 apps. Google's store -- then known as the Android Market -- didn't hit that tally until July 2011.
Meanwhile, Google also announced yesterday that-- a figure Apple reached six months ago.