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Maybe this info is in some file. I can also have it mounted in my computer and run a bunch of linux commands.

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Was about to say the same as Firelord – he missed the "ease" part, by the way, and has you counting lines manually. Rather try adb shell pm list packages -3 |wc -l (when on Windows, better use quotes: adb shell "pm list packages -3 |wc -l"). Takes a few seconds, and then shows the number.

Example, with one of my test devices:

adb shell "pm list packages -3 |wc -l"

Output: 15

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  • It appears that wc is part of BusyBox and doesn't come with Android. You might want to verify and mention that in the answer. :)
    – Firelord
    Jan 26, 2016 at 19:18
  • @Firelord Oh. So what: "if wc is not found, please move the closing double-quotes to right after the 3 (adb shell "pm list packages -3" |wc -l), should work fine in the given example (Linux host ;)
    – Izzy
    Jan 26, 2016 at 21:54

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