Android Market hits 100,000 apps and a billion downloads (Update: not so much)

While Google hasn’t confirmed these numbers, an estimate of total downloads and app numbers maintained by Androlib has ticked over to 100,000 apps and games available, and a full billion downloaded. iPhone comparisons? If we must. Apple’s billionth app download occurred 287 days after the App Store’s debut. It took Android… well, let’s just say significantly longer. But Android is also seeing accelerating growth. I’m guessing 2 billion isn’t too far off, at this rate.

Update: Google just contradicted Androlib’s app numbers in their earnings call. There are only 70,000. Ah well. Now I’m wondering about that billion figure, too.

Update 2: looks like everyone pretty much jumped the gun.

[via InformationWeek and Engadget]