Android reaches 700,000 applications in Google Play Store

It wasn’t too long ago when Apple took the stage and announced that it had reached the 700,000 mark in the App Store, which lead Google in its Play Store by 50,000 apps. Fast forward a little more than a month ahead, and we’re hearing that Google has reached this milestone in its own Play Store.

While achieving 700,000 applications in the Google Play Store is nothing short of pretty amazing, the search giant’s portal for applications has no approval process, which brought to some rather awful applications into the store. Some of these apps are just mobile sites that have been packaged as applications. Then again, you can find the same thing on iOS as well. Still, one of Google’s main issues with its application selection surrounds tablet-optimized applications. There just aren’t enough, as most apps are designed for much smaller displays.

Alongside the Nexus 4, Google also announced the Nexus 10, a 10 inch tablet with a super high-resolution display of 2560 x 1600. This type of resolution would essentially require devs to optimize applications for the screen, as existing phone applications would look much worse than what we see on current tablets today. If an application was  made with the Nexus 10 in mind, it would be able to scale to just about any Android tablet beautifully.

This news comes from Bloomberg, and we’ve yet to hear an official announcement from the search giant itself. The announcement was likely to come out of the canceled event in New York due to hurricane Sandy. With the updated Nexus line already announced via press release, it seems to only be a matter of time before we see a press release about Google Play’s application milestone.

[Via: Bloomberg, Phandroid]


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