Android beats iPhone: this time it’s free apps

The rise and rise of Android continues. After becoming the most popular smartphone OS earlier this year, it would seem that there are more free apps available for Android than the iPhone. Although based on US-figures, data from app research company Distimo shows that whilst iTunes has more apps in total (300,000 vs 200,000 Android apps), over half of the Android Market ones are free.  The forecast also predicts that there will be more apps in The Market than iTunes before the end of the year.

The other interesting bit of data is the trend in iPad apps, which grew by 12%. Whilst app costs have dropped for other (mobile) platforms, the iPad app prices have risen.

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