In news that may interest wireless communication device users, research has confirmed that the number of published applications in Google's Android Market soared past the half-million mark in September.
The market intelligence firm research2guidance said that the Android Market surpassed 500,000 published apps last month.
Over the time, however, as many as 37 per cent of submissions have been removed for a range of reasons.
"Although Apple regularly cleans up its store from inappropriate or outdated content, its active application share still exceeds that of Android," research2guidance said.
"It is likely that the more rigid application submission requirements prevent developers from publishing multiple trial or low quality applications whereas publishers in the Android Market place a lot of market testing, trials, demo and malware content."
In other news, the mobile phone giant Nokia recently reported a loss in the third quarter of 2011.
Indeed, Nokia announced a net loss of 151 million euros (£132 million) in the three months to September.
Posted by Andre Dixon