UPDATED: Some folks downloaded a lot of stuff from the app market for the Google phone, aka the T-Mobile G1, in the first 24 hours after it opened its doors, according to mobile ad and analytics firm Medialets. And yup, that’s about as precise as they’re going to get.
Medialets says there were anywhere from 206,000 to 770,000 (that’s not a typo) app downloads in the first day. And it blames Google’s limited metrics data for the gaping range.
The firm also offered the following cloudy info: nine apps reached downloads of between 10,000 and 50,000 each. Two apps were downloaded between 100 and 500 times. And it said that on a normalized basis there are more games apps than anything else in both the iPhone app store and the G1 app market. Slightly more interesting to know: Of the 62 apps offered up that first day, MySpace Mobile was among the top 10 most downloaded. But obviously there isn’t a FaceBook app.
The wide variance in the download data begs the question: What’s the point of this service, this
press release blog post, and for that matter, these Enron-like data sets?
We have updated the headline to reflect that the apps were downloaded, not sold.