Regarding Justin Williams rant…
Yeah, some dude named Williams is claiming that there are only 20 real “tablet” apps in the android market, compared to the 65000 in the apple app store…
you said what??
I found this comment on AppleInsider forums, of all places…
If you all just kindly step over to the Android Market.
You will all see there are (using Apple metrics to count apps).
1. 66 Apps optimized for Honeycomb
2. 638 Featured books (that are not free)
3. 470 Free books
These ARE optimized for tablet experience and it totals over 1174 apps (using Apple’s version of app definition… (148Appbiz currently reports that Iphone has Books – 56409 active Apps).
So clearly all the iPhone community lives in la la land. But thats alright, keep on doing so. It happened with the G1 and look where we are now. Looking at reality through distorted glasses doesn’t change reality, just your perception of it.
Now, unlike Apple. Honeycomb games don’t need any recoding to be optimized for a Tablet. So in reality Android tablets can make full use of all submitted Android apps, which by the way this week crossed 300K mark as per AndroidLib metrics, out of which 187K are active. Android adds 30K apps a month growing at 10% rate, while iPhone ecosystem grows under 5% a month and currently has 450K apps).
This year alone, this is another metric that the iOS ecosystem will surrender to Android.
Sorry to bust the bubble and I do realize most of you will rant against this.
Thats not a problem, its just reality.
so how many apps are there??
Who knows…. Google isn’t giving us any numbers, so anything you hear is probably just a wild guess.
I must however point out that even before honeycomb, android had more than 100 “tablet optimized” apps (just count the stock apps on Galaxy Tab7 , Nook b/W, Nook Color, Dell Streak and Archos 7/10 to see that Steve Jobs is full of it).