Google Android Market Goes Live With 50+ Apps

We took a sneak peek at some of the apps launching for Google Android earlier this week, like imeem and MySpace. Today, with Google G1 going on sale at T-Mobile, the Android Market has officially opened up, offering more than 50 mobile applications for download.

Some notable applications in the Market include iSkoot for Skype, which allows you to make calls over WiFi, and Shazam, which lets you place your phone near audible music to identify unknown songs and artists. Another app – which comes pre-loaded on the G1 – is of course Amazon’s MP3 store. It’s worth noting that the imeem application takes advantage of this, offering integration that allows users to click-thru from the imeem app to buy music on Amazon.

Overall, the selection at launch is considerably smaller than that offered by Apple when it launched the iPhone App Store earlier this year with around 500 applications. However, starting next week, developers will be able to start uploading their own applications to Android Market, so expect the number of available apps to grow quickly.

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