The news of the Android Market reaching the milestone of 100,000 apps may have been great news for Android – but perhaps it came a bit too soon.
Those numbers come from AndroLib, but Google has announced the official numbers, with the Android Market having just over 70,000 apps. So, why the big difference in numbers? Google’s numbers come only from the official Android Market, the one pre-loaded on just about every Android phone, and the one you are probably most familiar with.
But AndroLib calculates its own numbers quite differently. In addition to counting several additional markets, AndroLib counts the number of apps that have appeared in the Market, and does not account for deleted apps; oftentimes, this can lead to multiple duplicated apps in their count.