Android Apps Reach 20,000

According to AndroLib, there are now more than 20,000 applications for the Android platform and it took just over a year. To compare, the iPhone hit the 100,000 milestone in early November and the 50,000 mark in the first year. Acceleration-wise the iPhone wins, by a mile, but as with most things slow and steady wins. Let’s see if Android can keep up its momentum. I wonder what would happen if Google starts selling its Nexus One ad-subsidized

More than 60% of those are free. That’s significantly more  than the less-than-25% figure for iPhone apps. Free apps are great but the eco-system is based on generating profits and it seems the iPhone platform is where you should be.