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iPhone Doesn't Have More Apps than Android

Updated on August 4, 2010

Think Twice

That is right. Think twice before you believe that there is more apps for iPhone than for Android smartphones.

It is true that the App Store has more apps than the Android market. No argument there. (at least for now)

But, do you know that most of the apps on the app store are games? So, let's say each game you can play on your iPhone is an Application and needs to be downloaded to your iPhone.

Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone and I own one. But for you to be able to choose you should know the facts, and this fact helped me decide to purchase a Nexus One (Android) instead of another iPhone.

With the Android 2.2 Operating System you have full Flash player. This means you can open any flash page or application. This means that the whole world of flash on the web is open to you. (in oposition to the iPhone)

Think of websites like MiniClip. How many flash games are there? How many websites like MiniClip are there? Can you have an idea of how many free flash games are available online? I would say more than there are applications for the iPhone.

What is even better is that you don't have to download can just play them as you do on your computer. You can just keep on your mobile what is more important and go online to play a game everytime you feel like it.

So, if we count each flash game that is available online as one Application...Who has more Apps? iPhone or Android?

Please, do not choose a mobile phone based only on this. Just use this as an answer to the argument that the Android Market is smaller than the App Store.


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      Miguel Gigante 6 years ago from Born in Portugal/Living in UK

      Thanks to all for your great comments. To note that I'm not saying that Android is better than iPhone or anything similar...both are great OS and both can make their users happy. :) I'm just stating the fact that the number of Apps shouldn't be the reason to go for iPhone instead of Android. I decided for Android this time but I don't know what will be next, if Apple steps up I might go back...who knows. :)

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      Armani 6 years ago

      I agree! I consider all this already, thats why I choose Google g2! but i think this android story should make apple move faster to come up with some new options with Iphone! they was the only one till now but now, they feel some push!

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      Lymond 7 years ago from UK

      Ah, the joys of getting the choice out there! There's also room for debate if you removed every app that does exactly the same as the next one! I wonder how many apps there'd be then.

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      irclay 7 years ago from Barbados, Canada

      Very agree!! I think not having flash is a big mistake for Apple! I have a couple of hubs on that too.

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      Miguel Gigante 7 years ago from Born in Portugal/Living in UK

      Hi xnotion. Thanks for your comment. That's true. And I didn't even talk about widgets. :)

      I do like the iPhone, but saying that there is more applications for the iPhone is something that is not entirely true. :)

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      xnotion 7 years ago

      I'm glad that someone finally wrote about this. I'm tired of people arguing that the reason they want an iPhone is because it has more apps, yet they'll never use more than 30 or 40 of them.

      Great article!