Google has announced that 700,000 Android apps are available right now. This puts it in contention with Apple for software tools, as Apple has announced that the App Store has more than 700,000 apps.
While Google can crow about its competitiveness with Apple, it still has to deal with issues like piracy, fragmentation, and difficulty monetizing the Android platform compared to iOS. Apple recently said that it has paid $6.5 billion to developers since the App Store was introduced in 2008.
Source: Business Week