The exact numbers – according to the release – are 134,342 free Android apps to 121,845 free iPhone apps. It’s a boon for Android but it’s worth noting that this doesn’t take duplicates into account. It’s also worth remembering that, whereas Apple quite stringently vet iOS apps, Android is a veritable free-for-all.
Apple is still edging in front in terms of paid apps. The iPhone boasts 333,124 apps in total (combining free and paid-for), while Android’s total is a less impressive 206,143 – it’s a discrepancy accounted for mainly by the number of premium applications. Android owners need not fear, though; Distimo claims that the Android Market will completely overtake Apple’s App Store in around Q4 2011.
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