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Android Apps Approach 150,000

By the end of the year, Google's Android mobile software could offer as many as 150,000 applications, according to Flurry, which studies applications and their use. "A lot of developers have come onto the Android platform because of efforts by Verizon Wireless, Motorola Inc. and Google to promote the system," Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf tells Bloomberg. Android currently offers more than 12,000 programs, while over 100,000 are available on Apple's site for its iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The company may have at least 300,000 applications by the end of next year, Khalaf said. Apple sold 7.4 million iPhones and 10.2 million iPods last quarter. More than 125,000 software designers are registered to create programs for the devices, Apple said in September.

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