Research firm Ovum expects Android (GOOG) app downloads to leap to 8.1B this year (1.4B in...

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Research firm Ovum expects Android (GOOG) app downloads to leap to 8.1B this year (1.4B in 2010), surpassing Apple's 6B (2.7B in 2010). It will mark Android's first time in the #1 spot. Ovum sees Apple (AAPL) remaining dominant in the market for paid apps even as Android continues to widen its overall lead.