Google ties Apple with 700,000 Android apps
The search and software giant says it has hit the new milestone for programs available for Android. By comparison, Microsoft has 120,000.
The number of apps available for Android now totals about 700,000, a Google spokesman confirmed to CNET. That's the company said it had a month ago.
And it equals the figure Apple most recently touted. The Cupertino, Calif., company first revealed it had about 700,000 apps available in its store last month, and Apple iPad Mini launch last week.during the
The number of apps offered for an operating system is an important factor for driving user adoption. Apple had long led the rest of the market, but Google had been quickly catch up. By comparison, Microsoft said yesterday that it for it Windows Phone OS. That's a pretty big figure for the company but it significantly lags Android and iOS.
Bloomberg earlier reported Google's milestone.