Android Market Going Strong, Now Has 20,000 Apps

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thegamepro

None of you are expected to download every single app.  The reason why apple and google brag about the number of apps is simply to show who has more options.  Even if, less than .01% of the apps are interesting to you, you will be more likely to find a good app you'll like if there are more to choose from.

Of course, more apps means more BS to shuffle through, but the method of organization will improve and I'm sure that there will be optional quality filters in the future.  I believe that the apps will be the biggest feature that phone companies will brag about.  If there are 1 million apps for these phones, does that mean you have to use every single one?  No, they are just saying that they have more apps for you to choose from. 

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TechJunkie

It's not the actual app count that gets most people. It's the way the carriers brag about how many apps there are for that particular phone. Most of the apps are useless and novelty items at most. Yeah, you have more options with more apps, but most of those apps are redundant conundrums of the same thing. 5000 calc apps, 10000 find a restaurant apps, 5000 games that use an accelerometer but 10000 games that don't, 20000 task apps, 5000 memo apps. The are only a few things that separate them from each other. One is the price, and the other is color of the app itself. So for people to base a phone or carrier on the size of the app list is remarkably stupid. I would check to see if the PHONE works like you want and need it too and how it feels in hand first because what good is it being able to download a potential 100,000 apps when you have crappy service like dropped calls all the time especially in major cities...hint hint...

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kw13tl33tg33k

Having the same argument about the "success" of the Playstation 2 it had over other consoles. People would say it has over 10,000 games or some such nonsense....To which I said possibly but how many of those games are worth PLAYING? I still contend that coming up with even 75 must play games on the ps2 is a stretch.  Only is this country would quality over quantity be considered a bad thing.

/end rant

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I Jedi

You're telling me... This country is so ass-backwards, that it's amazing we're still barely ontop... Well, that will soon change...

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I Jedi

You've got to realize that it's not the quanity of apps, but rather the quality of those apps. I'd throw a ball park figure that only 6,000 apps. total are even good to have on your phone. I have Android on my HTC Hero, and I love Android a lot, but 20,000 apps. just means more shifting through bs to get to the good stuff.

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TechJunkie

Beside 20,000 apps is just like the 100,000 apps for the Iphoney. Who in the world is going to download that many apps and for what reason? Besides, you can only have so many apps installed on your phone and even if you were to install say 50 apps, how many of those are you going to use in a day? Everyday? Maybe what, 5? So if people base buying thier phone for the number of apps in it's app store, they are total morons. More apps doesn't mean better phone, it's what the phone can do with those apps. DUH...let's see how many calculator apps I can install..or wait...let's see how many find a resaurant apps I can use...duh..uh huh...duh....

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