Google said today its Android Market now has more than 20,000 applications.
The company said game apps have proven to be particularly popular with Android users. In fact seven of the ten most popular paid applications on the Android Market are games.
To support this trend Google said it will be presenting a number of Android sessions at the Game Developers Conference on March 9th and 10th in San Francisco.
The Android Developers blog offers more details. “The sessions will be technical and will include everything you need to know about Android game development in Java or C++. Engineers from the Android team will also be available to answer your questions. Whether you are new to the platform or already have games in development, we would love to meet you face-to-face, answer your questions, and see what you’re working on. Be sure to keep checking the GDC site because we’ll be adding more sessions.”
“Google and GDC will also be providing complimentary Android phones to attendees who register for All Access or Tutorials and Summits passes by the Early Bird deadline of February 4, 2010. Qualified attendees will receive either a Nexus One or a Verizon Droid by Motorola, so they can quickly apply what they learn from the various Android sessions.”