Android Market and iPhone App Store Compared

Medialets did a study on the first 24 hours of both Android Market and the iPhone App Store and came to the realization that users of both competing smartphones are strikingly similar. To quote:

There are myriad similarities between iPhone and Android users:

  • They like to play games, shop, and know what music they are listening to,
  • They are curious about the weather, and
  • They generally share the same interests as iPhone users 

Only 62 Apps were available upon launch of Android Market. This number is less than 10% of the apps made available on the iPhone App Store's launch. Be sure to take notice that paid applications won't come to the Market until Q1 2009.


Casey Chan