Steve Jobs grossly exaggerated the number of Android tablet apps

“While introducing iPad 2 last month, Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs described the competitive market for tablet apps on Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb as having ‘at most 100 apps,'” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “The actual Android catalog appears to be closer to 17.”

“Jobs noted that the iOS App Store now has over 350,000 titles, of which 65,000 ‘take full advantage of the iPad,'” Dilger reports. “‘That compares to our competitors, who are trying to launch these days with at most 100 apps. And I think we’re being a little generous here. This is a huge advantage we have,’ Jobs added.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Tablet assemblers who’ve shackled themselves to Android should hire the suddenly-available Gilbert Gottfried for their marketing campaigns wherein he can scream, AppLack!™

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]


    1. Meanwhile, the “rest of the world” is wondering what’s up with the “duck” comments… 🙂

      (And I’m impressed that MDN knows Gilbert Gottfried provided the duck’s “voice.” Or that he was recently fired from that job. Nice trivia…)

  1. There are only 17 Android tablet apps because there is no standard Android tablet, or even a standard version of Android for tablets. With so few Android tablets actually being sold, the situation is already more “fragmented” than Android on smartphone. It’s all over the place. There is absolutely no market for developers. Why bother…?

    In contrast, Apple smartly resisted the urge change the screen and other key specification. The new iPad is mostly just like the old iPad, except much faster, thinner, lighter, and with cameras. One version of a developer’s app has a potential audience of 20 million or more users (and the audience grows by millions every month).

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