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Android Market

Amazon officially introduces ‘Cloud Drive’ music service

March 29th, 2011

Right on queue, Amazon has announced a new, cloud-based, music storage service dubbed Cloud Drive. The new offering will allow users to store up to 5GB of music in Amazon’s new, online locker and playback uploaded tracks via their Android smartphone, Android tablet, Mac, or PC. Users that purchase a complete album via Amazon’s MP3 …

In-app billing hits Android next week, developer testing starts now

March 25th, 2011

Google announced on Friday that it will launch in-app billing for the Android Market next week. In-app billing will allow users to purchase more content directly within an-app — sort of like when you drop your entire allowance to buy more berries in Smurf’s Village on the iPhone. Google also said that developers can now …

Android 2.2 Froyo powers 61.3% of all Android devices

March 17th, 2011

According to new data released by Android Developers, Android 2.2 (Froyo) currently powers 61.3% of all Android devices that accessed the Android Market during the first two weeks of March. That figure is up just under 10% from January, when the group reported that Froyo powered 51.8% of all devices. Sadly, the stale, older operating systems …

Angry Birds Rio for Android to launch as Amazon exclusive

March 14th, 2011

Rovio, the developer behind the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise, announced on Monday that its forthcoming Android title Angry Birds Rio for Android will launch exclusively in the Amazon Appstore. Amazon announced in January that its app store, which will rival Google’s own Android Market on the Android platform, was open for developer submissions. The exclusive deal …

Google launches Web-based Android Market

February 2nd, 2011

During a press conference on Wednesday, Google announced and subsequently launched a Web-based version of the Android Market. Providing functionality similar to iTunes where apps are concerned, the new Android Market website will allow users to browse Android software from any computer with a Web browser. Previously, users could only browse the Market on Android …

Google readies Android Marketplace for Google TV

January 21st, 2011

Google has stated that the Android Market would become available on Google TV-enabled products some time in early 2011, and it looks as though a launch is now imminent. In an update pushed through this morning, Google has added a new filtering option that checks whether or not the device accessing the Market has a …

Android Market now home to over 200,000 apps according to report

December 28th, 2010

According to independent Android app tracker AndroLib.com, Google’s Android Market is now home to over 200,000 apps. The site also reports that the Market’s apps have been collectively downloaded over 2.5 billion times. The news should hardly come as a surprise, of course, as developers are becoming increasingly focused on Android, which is poised to become the …

Android Market adds AT&T Direct Carrier Billing

December 23rd, 2010

Google announced Wednesday that it is rolling out an important new feature alongside a general update to the Android Market service. AT&T Direct Carrier Billing is now available to AT&T customers with Android devices. The service allows users to link their Android Market accounts with their AT&T service accounts, thus allowing app purchases to be …