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Android Market tops 400,000 apps as developers embrace Google

January 4th, 2012

Google’s Android Market reportedly reached a new milestone over New Year’s weekend, surpassing 400,000 available applications for the first time. Mobile app watcher Distimo on Tuesday reported the feat, which it says was accomplished in about the same amount of time that it took Apple’s App Store — both on-device software catalogs reportedly took approximately …

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook tablets now have access to Android apps

January 3rd, 2012

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet became the first BlackBerry device to be rooted this past November, granting users access to the device’s file system and allowing a level of customization that BlackBerry users have not had in the past. As RIM enters into the cat and mouse game Apple knows all too well, PlayBook owners …

Gameloft sale drops price on all Android games to 99¢

December 28th, 2011

When it comes to mobile gaming, no one does it better than Gameloft. The French company is known for its visually stunning and in-depth game-play, having repeatedly raised the bar for mobile gaming throughout the years. Gameloft’s paid games range from $0.99 to $6.99, however, from December 29th through January 5th all of the company’s paid games can be …

Logitech deploys Google TV update to Revue

December 8th, 2011

Logitech on Wednesday announced that it’s rolling out the latest Google TV software to its Revue Google TV product. “Some of the key developments include more entertainment choices such as access to Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player,” Logitech’s vice …

Google Offers for Android now available

November 4th, 2011

Google launched its Google Offers for Android application on Thursday, a new app that allows users to search and find local deals. The application is free and allows you to purchase any deal, such as “$15 for $25 to spend on outdoor gear at REI” (today’s special) right from your smartphone. Users can personalize the …

Android said to have overtaken Apple in global mobile app downloads

October 25th, 2011

Applications downloaded to Android devices in the second quarter surpassed the number apps downloaded from Apple’s iOS App Store. New data from market research and intelligence firm ABI Research shows that Android overtook iOS by a substantial margin in the June quarter, having been responsible for 44% of mobile app downloads around the world compared …

Android Market surpasses 500,000 published apps

October 21st, 2011

The total number of published applications in Google’s Android Market climbed past the half-million mark in September. According to data from mobile app market intelligence firm research2guidance, the Android Market surpassed 500,000 published apps last month, but over 37% of submissions have been removed over time for a variety of reasons. Apple’s App Store has …

Bigger isn’t always better: Nokia Ovi Store apps downloaded 160% more than iOS apps

September 7th, 2011

Apple’s iOS App Store is the world’s most popular on-device mobile app portal by leaps and bounds, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best opportunity for developers according to Berlin, Germany-based market research firm research2guidance. Apple has a wide lead over competitors in terms of overall downloads and the number of applications in its App Store, …