Apple has finally managed to reach the 10,000th native iPad application, doubling the total number of applications since the past 6 weeks. The milestone itself came just two months after the release of iPad.
On top of it, Apple has extended an open “invitation” to all those developers out there, to develop applications for iPhone OS4.0. To think of it, Apple has recently imposed a set of restrictions against the developer community, I wonder how many applications will be developed for iPhone OS 4.0.
And then again, there’s a small catch to it – 3rd party companies, that haven’t been premium iPhone app developers, are awaiting a longer approval process on all their applications. Elsewhere, there is Google’s Android, which is more open and cushy for all sorts of developers. Even though Google’s own staff deeply analyzes all applications and considers user feedback to be of extreme value before releasing an application, but writing code snippets for Google is still easy.
Apple and various Android manufacturers are roughly shipping the same quantity of handheld devices in different parts of the U.S. and among different international buyers. According to some figures released by Google, the company is activating 100,000 Android based phones on daily basis.
According to NPD data that was released in May, Android takes the second place in terms of smartphone operating systems use. It turned out that it is behind RIM’s OS.
There have been a lot of stats floating around from both sides, market research studies have revealed that Google is gaining a speedy pace over Apple, and maybe, there is a chance that Google might be the next major shareholder in the market, as compared to Apple.