According to a Tuesday blog post from Google, the company Android Market has surpassed the enviable '10 billion downloads' milestone --- a feat that it accomplished over the past weekend.
The blog post by Eric Chu, director of the Android Developer Ecosystem at Google, revealed that, "thanks to Android users around the world," the Android Market - which was launched in fall 2008 - witnessed a growth rate of one billion app downloads a month, with the figures finally helping it to top the 10billion mark during the weekend.
Noting that Google is eagerly awaiting the new heights which the "accelerating" Android Market will help it achieve next year, Chu said that even though the one billion figure by itself is a "pretty big number" by any standards, it sounds all the more amazing when it reflects the pace at which something is growing.
Against the backdrop of the staggering Android Market growth figures, GigaOm's Ryan Kim has noted that the stacking up of the Google Android Market against the Apple App Store has proved that the app market momentum currently is with Google.
In an elaboration of his standpoint in favor of Google, Kim said that it was in July 2010 that the Android Market crossed the `1 billion downloads' milestone; and added that its growth had been "particularly robust" in 2011, given the fact that the figures soared "from 3 billion in March to 10 billion now."