It was pretty inevitable really, wasn't it? More apps are now downloaded for Android devices than iOS ones. Fact.
That's not cos we're biased in any way - just simple mathematics. More Android devices are sold than Apple ones anyway (dozens of handsets and tablets run variants of Google's OS compared to just a handful of Apple devices which are powered by iOS). And there are more free apps around too on Android. Simples.
Anyway, the numbers don't lie - just ask Bloomberg. It's pointing out that in the second quarter of 2011, Android accounted for 44% of all mobile app downloads. Apple came in at only 31%.
The average Android user downloads fewer apps than the average Apple fan and the Market has fewer available than the App Store (200,000 in Cupertino's inventory though Android is expected to surpass that by mid 2012) but its reach is spread wider so that waters the numbers down slightly. By the end of the year, 29m apps will have been downloaded, it's estimated.
No doubt Apple is feverishly preparing a court case to claim that apps are not allowed on anything other than iDevices right now. Bet Samsung are quaking in their Super AMOLED Plus boots.