Android stats

AppBrain, which is a well-known curator and recommendation engine for Android apps, has launched a new service dedicated to providing the community with useful statistics. Simply called AppBrain Android Stats, it will allow users to view intriguing statistics about the number of apps in the Market, how many are available by category, which device is used most often and much more. 

As you can see from the graphic above, the Android Market currently offers about 150,000 applications and has grown immensely since last year. AppBrain also has a filter that will detect what they deem as "low-quality" apps, which puts the current total at right around 60,000. 

The most popular device used to access AppBrain is the Samsung Galaxy S at 14.5 percent, followed by the HTC EVO with 9.7 percent. 

Many wondered what AppBrain would do after the web-based Android Market was announced, but a collection of statistics such as these are wildly useful and will only be more so with continued growth. [AppBrain]

 

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AppBrain launches AppBrain Android Stats

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This is pretty interesting. I personally have little to no use for it, but I know it'll be great for a lot of devs and market analytics.

I just wish they didn't clump all the Galaxy S phones together.

"Many wondered what AppBrain would do after the web-based Android Market was announced, but a collection of statistics such as these are wildly useful and will only be more so with continued growth."

It's also still quite useful for re-installing your free apps after a phone reset or wipe... At least for those that don't wanna bother with local backups.

Kinda cool, That means EVO has the biggest phone base considering Galaxy S is multiple phones :) I wonder if that drop in the end is all those apps that google took out and others leaving the scene due to being "low quality scams"

"wildly useful"? Seriously? It might be wildly useful for AppBrain itself, and somewhat useful for app developers and people who track the app ecosystem, but it's only mildly interesting for a very small subset of the overall Android user base, and irrelevant for the rest.

Appbrain in my opinion is better than Google's online Android Market. Wish we could still do the fast installs but Google disabled the feature. Oh well.

I wonder why Google hasn't updated the official Android Platform Versions page this month? It's usually updated in the first few days of each month, but we're halfway through March with no update.

Also, have folks seen AppGenome's report on paid-vs-free apps in the Android Market - https://www.mylookout.com/appgenome. I saw similar information in App Brain's report.

150000 apps , hm
I think after you subtract all the "Low qualtiy" & the duplicated apps you will end up with a little less than 1000 apps that might be actually useful

I'm not going to research this. Mostly because I don't care. but, even if this were true, 1000 useful apps is more than I or anyone else will ever use. I think I have somewhere around 30 apps on my phone right now.