Distimo: More free apps in Android Market than App Store

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Market now offers more free mobile applications than Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) rival App Store, according to new data published by app marketplace analytics firm Distimo. Android Market now touts over 134,000 free apps, compared to almost 122,000 free selections in the App Store. The increase of free Android apps is one facet of Android Market’s overall growth: According to Distimo, at its current pace Android Market is expected to offer more total mobile  applications than any other store approximately five months from now, followed in descending order by the App Store, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone Marketplace, Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry App World and Nokia’s (NYSE:NOK) Ovi Store.

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