What started with a few dozen apps had grown so much in 4 years that it now packs 1 Million apps in it’s store, yes you have got it right it’s the Play store. It got launched backed in 2008 and gone through step after step to success. The announcement was made yesterday during Google’s conference by Hugo Barra, Google’s VP of Android Product Development, also stating that it had reached the magical marks way before then others specially mentioning Apple’s App store, which took more than 3-4 years to reach at the top which clearly reveals that Android is an huge market and can achieve more milestones.
Google has also surpassed the 50 Billion Download mark tying the Google Play Store with Apple’s Appstore in terms of sheer number of apps downloaded. Google launched it’s Play store back in October 2008 only after a month of public release of first android device, HTC Dream. Whereas Apple launched it’s app store four months back with a huge amount of apps.
He also stated that they will bring out an special section in the play store for the tablets, that it the tablet optimised apps. Android tablet sales have increased significantly because of moves like this from Google, and now Android tablets represent 1 in 2 tablets sold.