Our hats off and hardy congrats to Android! It looks like as of this week, the Android Market will hit 50,000 applications available for download. This is only after a few months back of being at 20,000. Not too shabby for only a few months work.
The Android Market is constantly adding new applications, slowly trying to get to the status of the Apple App Store, which is over 150,000 and climbing.
Will Android ever catch up? Unknown, but its definitely worth a try. With all of the new Android phones coming this year, the Android Market needs to be ready for consumers to find all the apps they need to make using Android as fun and useful as the iPhone.
In order for that to happen, I have to agree with what GigaOm has to say about changing how Android apps are updated (one at a time vs the Update All of the iPhone)and better ways to search the Android Market. Maybe some changes will be announced at the Google I/O conference.