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Google Play Store surpasses 600,000 Android apps milestone

Posted on: June 29, 2012

Announced during yesterday’s Google I/O keynote speech, the search giant confirmed the Google Play Store now hosts 600,000 Android apps

Edging in on fierce rival Apple, Google has confirmed that the Google Play Store now boasts an impressive 600,000 Android apps and games, making the milestone announcement during yesterday’s Google I/O Keynote speech.

Google’s latest figures show the success of the Play store, formerly known as the Android Market, with the search engine behemoth closing in on bitter rival Apple which claimed to have 650,000 apps in its iTunes based iOS App Store during WWDC 2012 earlier this month.

Having crossed off another milestone, the Play Store’s popularity means that Google has surpassed the 20 billion overall downloads marker with 1.5 billion Android apps being installed to devices every month.

With paid for Android apps being sold in 132 countries and their free counterparts available in a further 58 nations, Google’s app figures are expected to continue their rapid rate of growth with Apple now firmly on the horizon.

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1 Response to "Google Play Store surpasses 600,000 Android apps milestone"

This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

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