A recent report by Research2Guidance detailing the size of the Android Market has found that more than 320,000 apps are now available for download from the Android Market.
The researchers estimate that, by the end of September 2011, over 500,000 apps had been initially published on the Android Market but over 37% had been removed for various reasons.
Worldwide revenue from the sale of of mobile applications is projected to surpass $15.1 billion in 2011, up 190 percent from $5.2 billion in 2010, according to research firm Gartner.
The revenue estimates consist of both end users buying applications from Mobile App stores and the advertising revenue generated from the applications themselves.
Google this week launched the Google Apps Marketplace, an online store which offers a collection of business services and applications that work over the net.
Apple is reported to have removed over 5,000 adult themed applications from its iTunes app store after consumers began complaining about the apps containing sexually suggestive material.
The purge, which appears to have begun in the last several days, has led to the removal of apps which feature photos of women in bikinis and lingerie in provocative poses.
It’s only the end of October but PC World has already published its best products of 2009 in which the magazine names its top 100 list of the best products of the year.
Topping the list is a service which was actually released in 2008, the Apple iTunes App store.