“Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Play store for Android has seen 25 billion downloads to date, and a total of 675,000 applications are now available,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“The announcement, made on the company’s official Android blog, comes a few weeks after Apple provided its own update on the success of the iOS App Store. At the iPhone 5 media event, Apple revealed that the App Store had more than 700,000 applications, with 250,000 of those written specifically for the iPad,” Oliver reports. “As for the total number of application downloads, Apple’s App Store reached the 25 billion mark in early March, or nearly 7 months before Google gave its own update on Wednesday. Apple’s App Store launched three months before Google Play, then known as the Android Market, in 2008.”

Oliver reports, “Estimates have shown that Apple’s App Store dominates in terms of paid applications. One study released last year found that Apple’s iOS platform took in about 90 percent of all dollars spent on applications for mobile devices.”

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