According to the “Android Market Insights September 2011
” report from research2guidance, the Android
Market reached 500,000 applications for the first time. Tempering that number and any associated excitement, however, is the fact that 37% of all the apps submitted to the Market have been deactivated over time, leaving 370,000 apps left. So it goes.
However, a record 42,000 apps were submitted to the Android Market this September alone, which is a good sign for Android users.
Some other interesting stats from the report include the following: Over a third (34%) of all active apps were paid, at an average price of $3.18. However, of newly-submitted apps, just 26% require your hard-earned dollars, which points to a possible trend of more free apps in the Market.