Data: Android On Track To Out-App Apple

Google's Android is on track to surpass all mobile operating systems -- including Apple's iOS -- in total application offerings. "If all application stores maintain their current growth pace, approximately five months from now Google Android Market will be the largest store in terms of number of applications, followed by the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store," according to market research firm Distimo.

"The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will also be larger than the Nokia Ovi Store and BlackBerry App World prior to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace being available for even a full year." As CNet points out, Apple is prone to touting the number of apps available to iOS users, which now exceeds 350,000. However, if Distimo's data is accurate -- and growth rates remain consistent -- Apple with soon have to find something else to brag about.

According to Distimo, Google has already pushed past the App Store with 134,342 free applications versus the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch's 121,845 free applications.

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