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Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than 50,000 apps

More than 50,000 apps now feature on the Windows Phone Marketplace

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 28, 2011 at 02:26 am CST - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

The Windows Phone Marketplace has just hit another milestone: 50,000 apps. It actually hit that mark over a month ago on November 17. At the moment, Microsoft gives an official count of "more than 35,000" apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than 50,000 apps | TweakTown.com

Microsoft have previously siad that they don't count extremely simple apps such as wallpapers or multiple versions (as in a paid version of the game, as well as the lite/demo version) as individual apps, which explains the big discrepancy between the official number and the estimate.

50,000 may sound like a lot, but compared to Microsoft's competition, Apple and Google, it's really nothing. Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market house 600,000 and 500,000 apps, respectively. Microsoft reached 50,000 apps quicker than any other market bar Apple's App Store, in just 14 months. For comparison sake, Android took 19 months to reach 50,000 apps.

The number of apps growing at a rate of 265 items per day.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

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