If you own a Google Android-based smartphone we have some good news for you, recently released figures show that the Android Market has a higher percentage of free apps when compared to all rival app stores.
If you check out IntoMobile’s recent article you can see a chart showing a comparison between the Android Market and all other application stores, the chart shows that the 57% of the apps available from the Android Market are completely free.
Apple’s App Store for iPhone only features just 28% of free apps, however lets not forget that 28% of all of the apps at the App Store is far more than 57% of the apps at the Android Market.
The latest figures show that there are roughly 85,000 apps available today from the Android Market, which means that there are roughly 48,500 free apps to choose from, whereas there are currently around 225,000 apps at Apple’s App Store, which means there are roughly 63,000 free apps to download.
There is no doubt that the Android Market is growing rapidly (apparently by 10,000 apps per month), therefore it will be interesting to see how the Android Market compares to the App Store this time next year. Do you think the Android Market will overtake the App Store?