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Google's Android Market Will Have More Apps Than Apple's App Store By July

Google’s Android Market is set to host more apps than Apple’s iTunes App Store by July, a new study has found.

According to the data released by mobile analytics firm Distimo, in the next two months, Google’s Android Market and Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace will increase the total number of applications faster than Apple's app store, CNET reports.

Apps for Google’s platform are set to increase as developer interest in creating apps for Android remains strong.

“If all application stores maintain their current growth pace, approximately five months from now Google Android Market will be the largest store in terms of number of applications followed by the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store,” the company said in its report.

The report also predicted that the number of apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace will be larger than the apps found on Nokia’s Ovi Store and the BlackBerry App World.

Distimo also revealed that Google’s Android Market had 134,342 free applications compared to the 121,845 free applications offered by Apple on its App Store for iPhone and the iPad. The company also estimated that Android Market will be only 40,000 apps short from beating the App Store by the end of June.