Google returned success thanks to "free application store", the Android Market. Providers of applications supporting the Android operating system has a record download up to 10 billion times.
"This weekend, there are 10 billion downloaded applications in the Android Market with a growth of one billion apps downloaded per month. Thank you, thanks to Android users around the world," said Eric Chu, Director of the Android Developer Ecosystem, Tuesday (12/6/2011). "We are looking forward to the growth of this figure in 2012."
Google's announcement was made just five months after Apple announced that they have managed to achieve 15 billion downloaded apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod from their App Store. Not only from the application side, sales of Android-based smartphones and tablets are also increasing.
The latest data from Gartner research institute revealed that the number of Android smartphones sold in the third quarter of 2011 was 60.5 million. Android's market share also increased from 25.3 percent to 52.5 percent.
After Android, Nokia successfully sold 19.5 million smartphones based on Symbian. Apple's own success only 17.3 units sold the iPhone for the same period. Both Nokia and Apple's market share has decreased from last year with the percentage of each, 16.9 percent and 16.6 percent.