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Yes there are 100,000 or so apps for the iPhone, but thanks to Apple policy if it's porn you are after there's not an app for that. The construction of an Adult App Store for Android devices, however, could soon swing this particular market segment towards the iPhone competitor.

The MiKandi App Store is strictly an adults only affair, and claims to be the world's first fully mobile adult app store. Although currently only available for Android users, the developers are already talking about supporting other platforms in the future. Given the tight control that Apple has over the iPhone, don't expect it to be amongst them unless the developers target users of Jailbroken handsets that is.

MiKandi downloads a widget to the Android handset which acts in the same way as the App Store does on the iPhone, becoming a portal to content which in this case is anything legal according to the company behind it.

I'm not convinced it will be any kind of killer app for Android devices, and certainly doubt it will impact upon sales of the iPhone or the apps its users love so much. After all, if iPhone users want porn they already have an app that can do that. It's called Safari and it is quite happy to go and load whatever video and still image content you point it at, including that which is for the over 18 crowd only.

One area it could make a difference though is in bandwidth usage. Currently the Android only consumes about 11% of mobile bandwidth compared to 50% for the iPhone. Start throwing porn into the mix and the Android could soon start eating up the bandwidth like it is going out of fashion.

Oh, and before I forget, it should come as no great surprise given the apparent coin toss that is the App Store approval process, that Apple has already delved into the pornstar arena with the iPhone. CNET News reports that Apple has approved a couple of apps that enable fans to follow the careers of adult movie star Sunny Leone and Penthouse Pet Aria Giovanni. The content is, I am led to believe, pretty tame and certainly not explicit in any way, but it does show once again that those app approval goalposts are pretty movable things.

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Porn has been available on the droid for a long time with sites like <snip>

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