Google’s Vice President of engineering, Andy Rubin, was quoted in the press release announcing the G2 that the Android Market now boasts 80,000+ applications. The last time we heard about Market Applications was back on July 15th where the number was currently residing around 10,000.

“One of the advantages of an open platform is the opportunity for developers to create rich mobile experiences and seamlessly get those experiences into the hands of consumers,” said Andy Rubin, vice president, engineering, Google. “From new services, such as Voice Actions, to mobile applications, developer-led Android innovation is flourishing. On Android Market alone, the number of applications available to consumers has grown from just 50 applications two years ago to more than 80,000 applications today.”

Android is clearly growing exponentially as it’s market share in the US and around the world grows. Now with this number we do not know how many of these apps are “spam apps”, icon packs and themes but still, this is a very impressive number for the much loved OS.