Anyone who knows anything about mobile knows that it all boils down to the apps. Gaming is great, e-readers are nice, but the saying isn’t “There’s an app for that” for nothing. People want (and demand) quality, usable apps for their mobile devices. Apple leads the way in this area, but according to Google, as of this week, the Play Store isn’t far behind. As of December 2010, Google Play noted that they had over 200,000 apps, which means that significant growth has come in Android apps in a relatively short period of time.
Now again, quality and usability come into play here, but with that many apps, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something good. With quality crossovers from iOS to Android such as Flipboard, Instagram (now owned by Facebook) and the ever popular Angry Birds franchise, one has to search pretty hard to find something on an iPhone that doesn’t have an equally as good counterpart on Android. Google also announced a deal with Warner Music Group (see details here) to bring even more content to their Play Store. Things are looking up for Google this week for sure.