Google Android Market vs Apple Market (App Store)
Android Market and Apple Market (or App Store) are the application stores for mobile phones from Google Android and Apple respectively, each having loads of application on education, entertainment, games, books, professional and business. 21st century has seen revolution in communication techniques. Mobile phone revolutionised the world making it a very small place where everyone is just at a push of button away. After the launch of Android by Google in 2005 and iPhone by Apple in 2007 the basic mobile phone has become a thing of past, an antique to be kept in museum. Android is mobile operating system designed by Google and runs on the applications designed for it and can be downloaded from android market store on line. The applications for iPhone developed by Apple are available on the Apple store. Many of these applications are freely available on these two stores. These are amazing applications and the users just can’t resist their temptation to download them.
Android market is an online store that provides latest applications that can be run on mobiles that have Android installed on them. Android has about 200,000 applications available on Android market. These applications range from games to finance to whatever you can think of. About 56% of these applications are available free of cost and rest of them are available after paying a nominal fees. The applications available on Android market are hosted by both Google and third party and can be downloaded easily. Android market has a User Community that can rate a particular application by voting, this allows a person seeking a particular application to decide whether he should go for it or not. As the third party applications are hosted independently on Android market security of the phone is always a major issue.
Apple Market or App Store
Apple Market or known as App Store is one consolidated store that provides applications for all the products it markets. The applications hosted by Apple market are first scrutinized by the Apple Inc. these applications have to be submitted to the store by its writer and are hosted on Apple store only after getting approval by Apple. Apart from applications, Apple store also provides the information about the range of product that is available in the market. These products can be bought online from the Apple market. The Apple market caters to every need of the buyer by providing on line solutions to the particular need of the user, though the Apple market can be tough for the an application writer who wants to put his application on this store.
App Store boasts that by 3rd week of January 2011 it has reached 10 billion downloads.
Difference between Android Market and Apple Market
Android market and Apple market both are providing applications for multimedia mobile phones and can be easily downloaded from the sites online.
Android market allows third party to host his application on the site whereas Apple store decides whether a particular application should be hosted on Apple market or not.
The number of applications that are available on Android market is about 200,000 as compared to 100,000 applications provided by Apple market.
One major difference that is seen in these two markets is that of paid applications. Android market refunds the money if a particular application is uninstalled by its user within 24 hours of its installation, whereas Apple market does not.
Android market hosts about 56% free applications that are far more than about 28% that are hosted by the Apple market.
If you love high tech gadgets like smart phone and iPhone then android market and Apple market should be browsed daily. Both these sites provide the latest applications available so that you are kept informed about the latest application that might be of interest to you. The competition to keep their users hooked to their applications has given the users some wonderful applications and the time is not far off when these two giants in their field will surprise their subscribers with some awesome applications. For Android market subscriber offers may be free Apple market users may have to spend some money to get them.