Apple Pokes Google in the Eye

On the occasion of Google’s new Nexus One mobile phone launch, Apple jabbed Google sharply in the eye, touting the immense popularity of its App Store, which shows no sign of slowing down.

Au contraire, the Apple App Store seems to be gaining momentum.

App Store is a digital media repository for a variety of applications that run on Apple’s iPhone and the ubiquitous iPod.

In just three months, the number of downloads off the App Store is said to have gone up from two billion to three billion.

The App Store applications, of which there are over 100,000,  come in 20 categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.

The applications are a combination of paid and free apps.

Here’s Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ blah blah blah on the latest milestone:

Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months–this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.

4 Responses to "Apple Pokes Google in the Eye"

  1. vjcool   January 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    offtopic: Nice theme for the blog, looks better, sharp contrast.

    Finished reading Viy and felt, WOW, they left nothing to chance in the film, never seen any film that’s been so faithfully translated on screen.. not faithfully, it should have been lovingly.. and not translated.. the film and the text are the same.. for the first time I was not disturbed by the images from the film that creep up while reading a book (I felt it was horrible when I read harrypotter’s chamber of secrets). Can’t control the ‘film didn’t mar my reading pleasure’ feeling. Responds:

    1. You write above: Nice theme for the blog, looks better, sharp contrast.

    Credit SI blog reader Kreacher.

    2. You write: Finished reading Viy

    Will try to read Viy tonight or tomorrow.

    Right now, we’re reading Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

  2. vjcool   January 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Cool … to see the comment posted and awaiting moderation Responds:

    We’re still working through the chinks in the WP upgrade and the move to the new theme.

  3. deepa   January 11, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Hei guys

    New layout? i kinda like the old one better lah. Oh well, needs getting used to Responds:

    (offtopic response):

    We were reading our local newspaper and made a ‘profound’ discovery.

    You see, all these days we never realized Christians called their God Allah. 😉

    Ha ha ha.

    And we thought only our country (India) was weird. Just shows how little we know.

    But then Indians (and the Chinese too) will be Indians (or Chinese) to whichever shores they go. 😉

    • deepa   January 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

      Oh man!!!! It hit the international press…..gosh the shame

      Ok, what happened is about 60 years ago, catholic church has been publishing Herald and in Herald, God is referred to as Allah and 60 years later……….some moron decided why should it be Allah as Allah is known as Muslim God…but these illiterate jakuns don’t know that Allah is God (in general in Arabic) and they fear that if a Muslim reads this he might get astray and come out of his religion.

      The shit we have to go through i tell ya….. Responds:

      Next you know the Muslims and Christians will be praying to or preying upon Rama and Shiva. 😉

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