The iTunes App Store may have well over 150,000 apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but Google’s Android Market is playing catchup at a pretty amazing pace. Google hasn’t released official numbers lately, but third party App search engine AndroLib says as of this month, there are just over 50,000 apps in the Android Market.

Just a few weeks ago, Google said there were 38,000 apps in the Android Market, but it’s likely that Google was using a conservative number that may already have been a bit outdated. According to AndroLib, more than 8,000 apps have been added in April so far.

Of course, there’s still a question of quantity versus quality. While the Android Market is certainly gaining on the App Store in terms of quantity, there’s a whole lot less curation going on in the Android space. In other words, it’s a lot easier to get your app into the Android Market, and there are a lot of apps that are little more than pictures of scantily clad women at this point. Of course, you could make the case that the App Store is likewise full of fart apps…

via Engadget

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...