On Google’s (GOOG) Q4 earnings call, the company said that 800 apps are now available for its Android mobile operating system.
That’s minuscule compared to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone/iPod touch App Store, which has more than 15,000 apps available.
We know quantity and quality are different things. And Apple is about a year ahead of Google — and more than 15 million phones ahead — in install base.
We expect Android to get a major boost when more phones running the platform go on sale this year and when developers are allowed to charge for their software.
But for now, it’s still a decent indication of how much more time and money software companies have spent investing so far in Apple’s platform versus Google’s.
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