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Google announces ‘Google Play’ to replace Android Market [video]

March 6th, 2012

Google on Tuesday announced “Google Play,” a cloud-based multimedia service for distributing and syncing apps and data across Android devices. The announcement comes on the heels of reports that numerous Google services haven’t performed up to expectations. With Google Play, users can store up to 20,000 songs for free, download more than 450,000 Android apps, browse Google’s …

OnLive Desktop App now available for Android tablets

March 1st, 2012

The OnLive Desktop App is now available for free in the Android Market. OnLive is known for its cloud-based gaming service, which delivers console-quality games that are synchronized, rendered, and stored on remote servers and then streamed over the Internet to compatible devices. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the company announced the “OnLive …

Like iOS apps, Android apps can secretly access photos thanks to loophole

March 1st, 2012

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that due to a permission loophole, third party app developers could access an iPhone’s photo gallery app. The paper is now reporting that Google’s Android operating system suffers from a similar security hole. Unlike the iPhone however, which requires an app to have permission to access location data, …

New app stats available for developers in the Android Market

February 29th, 2012

Google on Tuesday announced on the company’s developer blog that it has updated its Android Application Statistics tool in an effort to provide more detailed information to developers. The tool originally provided apps’ performance throughout various countries, system versions and device models, among other data. The update brings a new way to analyze data as …

Google: 850,000 Android devices activated each day, 450,000 apps in Market

February 27th, 2012

Andy Rubin on Monday announced that the Google’s Android partners are currently activating an average of 850,000 each each. The activation rate continues to increase rapidly, and it is now up a whopping 250% year-over-year. In December it was reported that 700,000 devices were activated each day. Google also announced that the Android Market is …

Canalys: Android apps are too expensive

February 23rd, 2012

iPhone users may be more inclined to pay for apps than their Android-toting counterparts because apps in the Android Market are usually priced much higher, according to market research firm Canalys.The company on Thursday released the results of a survey that found Android apps to cost two and a half times more than iPhone apps …

Cross-platform voice assistant Evi looks to compete with Siri

January 24th, 2012

Since the launch of the iPhone 4S, we have seen numerous Siri clones come and go. While Siri does have its flaws, the feature is unique, smart, user-friendly and at times, hilarious. Most alternatives promise these same features, unfortunately they never seem to deliver. Enter Evi, a Siri alternative that promises to bring users even more …

Imangi Studios bringing hit iOS game ‘Temple Run’ to the Android Market

January 18th, 2012

Imangi Studios, the makers of the hit iOS game Temple Run, announced via the company’s Facebook page that the game will be coming to Android. Temple Run is a Indiana Jones-esque “runner” game that has users sprint through obstacles and escape the dangers of the jungle. To control the character, users perform gestures to make him …