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The Droid Pocket Guide: Ginormous knowledge, pocket-sized, Second Edition by Jason D. O’Grady

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9. Android Market

The most fun and powerful feature of the Droid is the Android Market. It’s fun because it offers so many types of apps—something for everyone—and it’s powerful because it contains more than 200,000 apps. Although its catalog may not be as deep as those of other app stores, the Android Market is a formidable challenger in the white-hot apps race.

Check out these Market milestones in the number of apps available for download:

• March 2009: 2,300

• November 2009: 12,000

• December 2009: 20,000

• December 2010: 200,000 (a tenfold increase in one year!)

The Market is a fast-growing treasure chest of goodies for owners of Droids, and it’s getting better all the time, as Android has matured into an enticing platform for developers ...

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