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Infographic: The Evolution Of The Android Market/Google Play Store

Eric McBride


What time is it? Why it's infographic time of course! That's right folks...after hours and hours of research, designing, tweaking, editing, and making corrections, the newest AndroidPIT infographic is finally done. Last time around we went into detail about porn apps and the thousands of them that are in existence for Android, despite the fact that they aren't allowed in the Google Play Store. This time around, we take a look at how much the Android Market (aka Play Store) has developed over the years in terms of apps, features, services, numbers, and more. 

SInce the initial launch of the Android Market on October 22nd, 2008, A LOT has happened, and it's more than obvious that Google has been busy (and still is) attempting to make it as accommodating as possible. There's still a lot of work to be done, but it seems to be heading in the right direction. When it first lauched in 2008, only 50 apps were available to download. Fast forward to now – over 450,000 can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store. In December 2011, the 10 BILLIONTH app was downloaded on the Android Market, which is impressive to say the least. But I don't want to write about all the information we put so much time into displaying within this infographic, as it's all included below! So here it is: The Evolution of the Android Market/Google Play Store (credits to Andrei for putting this beautiful infographic together). 



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  • Ti Mo Apr 13, 2012 Link

    You made that graphic? That's amazing! Respect!
    How'd you do it?

  • Eric McBride Apr 13, 2012 Link

    Actually, we have a graphics design guy who does it :-D Our write Kamal compiled the data for it. Was a group effort :-D

  • Ti Mo Apr 13, 2012 Link

    Haha and you get all the fame :P

    What program did you use to do it

  • Eric McBride Apr 13, 2012 Link no...this blog is posted in all languages, so its kind of required we all do it :-) I'm not sure which program he used, but I can find out for you if you wish!

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  • PatPion Apr 16, 2012 Link

    Very nice, thanks!

  • Ti Mo Apr 16, 2012 Link

    @Eric: Yeah that'd be super cool if you could ask him real quick :P

    And i know, I'm actually German and from the German Androidpit Website I just always look at both the German and English Android Pit :D

  • Eric McBride Apr 16, 2012 Link

    Cool! I just found out, and he said he used Photoshop to make it. He didnt tell me exactly how though.

  • Ti Mo Apr 16, 2012 Link

    Ok cool thanks!

  • Eric McBride Apr 17, 2012 Link

    No problemo! :-D

  • Andrei Salaru Apr 28, 2012 Link

    I'm really glad you guys like my work (graphic).

  • Eric McBride Apr 28, 2012 Link

    Really great always :-) Forgot to link the credit I gave you to your profile! I ll do that now.