Although 30% or so of the Android Market appears to be spam and themes for launcher applications, there are now over 200,000 applications for you to choose from. Slowly we’re closing in on the 300,000+ apps available in the Apple App Store. With the addition of carrier-payments being trialed in the US, getting all you favourite apps, themes & crap is only going to get easier.

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    Martin Hill

    Whether there are 100,000, 200,000 or 1 million apps is meaningless while Google lets any junk, spam, malware, “hello world” or test app etc into the Android Marketplace. Also, “apps” in the Android Marketplace include wallpapers, widgets, soundboards and ringtones making the total of actual apps far less. Recently, AppBrain posted that 45,000 of the 100,000 apps in the Android Marketplace were spam apps. That makes almost half of Android’s “app” total spam! John “DVD ” Lech Johansen, the author of DoubleTwist the popular iTunes replacement for Android has this to say about the Android Marketplace: “Google does far too… Read more »


    Or Rage HD, that’s supposed to be good too I hear.
    Does Google check any of the apps on their market ?


    Well when I see games like infinity blade come to the market, I’ll rejoice. Still good to hear though.