Google tweeted from its @AndroidDev Twitter account that the company’s Android Market has surpassed 100,000 downloadable apps.
As more developers hop on the Android train, the number of apps in the Android Market has grown almost exponentially. It was just seven months ago that the Android Market reported 30,000 downloadable apps.
By comparison, Apple’s App Store currently offers just under 300,000 downloadable apps. It took the App Store just under 800 days to reach the 100,000 mark, while it took the Android Market just under 500 days to reach that same milestone.
Google’s open-source Android operating system has seen tremendous growth over the past year, supplanting even Apple’s iOS in U.S. mobile operating system market share. Android has been helped along by OEMs like Motorola and HTC, both of which have built popular smartphones around Google’s OS.