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The Droid Pocket Guide by Jason D. O’Grady

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8. Android Market

The most powerful and fun application on the Droid is the Android Market. It’s fun because it has so many types of applications available for the Droid. There’s something for everyone.

Part of the strength of the Market is its catalog of more than 20,000 applications. Although that catalog isn’t as deep as Apple’s App Store, the Android Market is starting to challenge Apple’s dominance in mobile-app distribution. Check out these Market milestones:

• March 2009: 2,300 applications available for download

• November 2009: 12,000

• December 2009: 20,000

It may have gotten off to a slow start, but the Market is a fast-growing treasure chest of goodies for owners of Droids, and it’s getting better all the time as it matures into ...

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