The number of applications in the Android Market has exceeded 100,000 . This is a big number, but it’s still far from the App Store. There, the number of applications is estimated at 280,000 .
Om Malik counted how many days it took each of the two directories to reach the 100k milestone. The App Store opened on July 10, 2008 and accumulated 100k in 482 days. Android Market opened on October 22, 2008 , and it took him 733 days.
Android Market is clearly slower started, but recently the situation is beginning to change. For example, Computerworld lists five reasons why Android will surely overtake Apple in the mobile application market (lack of censorship, etc., in fact, these reasons are known to all Android developers).