iPad App Downloads Top 3 Billion

It is surely a no brainier, that Apple‘s iPad got such success in the tablet market with nearly 61.5% share globally, that no other tablet has ever achieved (exempt the Kindle Fire). Uptil now, out of 500,000 apps on the Apps Store, over 140,000 apps are especially developed for the iPad. What about the downloads?

Well, iPad apps on the App Store have finally reached 3 Billion downloads.

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iPad, since it’s introduction back in 2010, has beaten all other tablet sales. The iPad 2, even outclassed its predecessor and by the end of the first day of its launch, Apple had sold nearly 300,000 units. The nearly-unlimited number of apps available in the App Store is one of the main reason behind people opting to buy an iPad.

While the Google’s Honeycomb 3.0 line of tablets are not that bad, but they are only victims of the Android Market. As the Android Market has only a small number of specially optimized apps for a tablet, while the others seem stretched smartphone versions of them when downloaded for a tablet.

According to a report, the number of Android Market app downloads for tablets have only reached a mere 440 million downloads, even with the dozens of different Android tablets out there.

Research Associate Lim Shiyang explained it,

Discounting all those apps that were originally developed for Android smartphones, Android still trails greatly behind the iPad in terms of its tablet app offerings.

Many Android tablets in the market are still using older versions of Android. Which disadvantages users from enjoying the better effects of apps produced from more advanced software development kits.

As reported, iPad app downloads account for 19% of all apps downloaded from the App Store.

So lets hope that Google learns from its mistakes (it usually does that) and encourages developers to make more apps specially optimized for tablets.