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Daily Dose - Android Market Reaches 50k Apps; Development Accelerates

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Stats from androlib.com show that the Android Marketplace has surpassed 50k Apps, and app production has been accelerating.  In December there were around 4,000 new Android apps.  Each of the last two months have seen over 8,000 new apps accepted into the Marketplace.  The only other platform with this much growth is the iPhone, which has had over 85k new apps added to the App Store this year.  

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