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Android Market surpasses 50,000 applications

April 24th, 2010

AndroLib, the definitive tracker of Android applications, claims the Android Market has surpassed the 50,000 application milestone. This figure is unofficial as Google has been reticent to disclose actual numbers. During its recent earnings call, Google said it was aware of 38,000 applications, although the accuracy of the figures came into question as they were …

Android Market gained over 9,300 apps in March

April 7th, 2010

If the steady stream of new handsets filling up shops weren’t enough proof that Google’s Android OS is booming like never before, then the fact the Android Market underwent tremendous growth in March surely is. AndroidLib.com, which closely monitors the Android Market, noted that 9,330 free and paid applications appeared within the 31 day period. …

First look: Skyfire for Android

April 2nd, 2010

Mobile browser Skyfire has won over the hearts and minds of many Windows Mobile and Symbian users for several reasons, including that it’s fast and supports all sorts of video formats (yes, even Flash). A BlackBerry version of Skyfire has been floating in and out of alpha for quite some time, and today, for a …

doubleTwist brings Android Market browsing to the desktop

March 31st, 2010

Cross-platform phone synchronization tool doubleTwist is adding some welcomed functionality to its flagship program by including support for Android’s Market. The new feature will allow users of doubleTwist to browse the latest Android Market offerings from within dT right on their desktop. It does, however, come with a “twist.” See what we did just there? …

AT&T won't allow unsigned Android apps on the Dell Aero?

March 28th, 2010

According to a circulating rumor, the Dell Aero will follow in the footsteps of the Motorola BACKFLIP by prohibiting the installation of unsigned applications. If this rumor pans out, applications for the Aero can only be purchased and installed through the Android Market. The reason behind this decision was not disclosed but apparently it is …

Paid apps pop up in the Canadian Android Market

March 16th, 2010

Google finally jumped over whatever hurdles were holding it back from offering paid apps in the Canadian Android Market, as all of a sudden, they just started showing up on some Canadian devices. Sadly, however, it seems the love is not being evenly distributed as the majority of the Bell and TELUS customers we spoke …

Opera Mini 5 hits Android Market

March 11th, 2010

Our friends from Norway have dropped a little present in the Android Market — especially for all you Opera fans — as Opera Mini 5 beta 2 is available for download starting… now. Opera’s next generation mobile web browser packs tabbed browsing, speed dial, Opera Link, a download manager, and a password manager, amongst other …

App Store catalog at 150,000, 75% of which will cost you

February 13th, 2010

The Apple App Store, unsurprisingly and without much fanfare, passed the 150,000 application milestone this week. The world’s largest mobile application store, which contains over 27,000 books and over 28,000 games, has generated well over 3 billion downloads since its inception in July of 2008. Back in December 2008, when O’Reilly examined the App Store …

Qik's video streaming app now out for Android

June 23rd, 2009

We here at BGR have long been fans of Qik, and today we were thrilled to to learn that the Android version of the app has gone live in the Android Market. Qik, for those of you who might not be aware, is a mobile application that lets users stream live video to the internet …