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Google Play now has 700,000 available apps, approaches Apple App Store volume

Published Oct 30th, 2012 5:17PM EDT

Google (GOOG) isn’t about to let Apple (AAPL) get away with having the most apps available on its App Store. Per Bloomberg, Google now says that there are 700,000 apps available on its Google Play store, thus matching the number of apps that Apple last week said it had on its own App Store. Google last month said that it had served up more than 25 billion total app downloads from its Play store and the company has projected that there will be more than 1 billion Android devices active by next year.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.