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Android Market rebrands itself as Google Play

Go to the usual Android Market web-based URL (market.android.com) and you might be in for a bit of a surprise. From today, it will redirect you to Google’s new home for apps, books, music and movies called Google Play. Expect the same branding to be rolled out to your Android Market app on your ta ... Full Article »

March 6, 2012 2:29pm

Android continues to thrive despite assortment of app stores

The question of Android’s Market has turned to one of profit, as an assortment of app stores pepper the consumer scene. Android’s made a frenemie of Amazon, an app store that’s found the secret to selling paid apps. Ditsimo collected app download data in January 2012, finding that Google’s A ... Full Article »

February 23, 2012 10:17am

The Sims FreePlay expected on Android this month

The Android platform is beginning to really prove itself in the gaming sector, but given our growing world of connected devices, the Android Market is really just the tip of the iceberg. Game publishers recognize that the consumer’s desire for on-demand gaming presents an opportunity for cross-dev ... Full Article »

February 8, 2012 9:26am

Did Instagram hit Android, or was it a spam link?

Android users have been waiting for what seems an eternity for Instagram to hit the Market, and while the app developers haven’t revealed an exact launch date, it may be sooner than we think. According to InFlexWeTrust, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 user saw a message for a Featured App that was none ... Full Article »

February 7, 2012 10:37am

Symantec warns of mutating malware in Android Market

The world of mobile device malware is getting a little more dangerous with the announcement from tech security company Symantec that it has discovered malware programs that mutate every time they’re downloaded. As PCWorld reports, Symantec says it has identified a new breed of the programs known ... Full Article »

February 6, 2012 1:11pm

Android OS rules in U.S., gets a Bouncer to keep malware out the Market

The Android platform expanded its dominance in the U.S. smartphone market during Q4 of 2011, according to the latest ComScore report. Apple may have boosted its share of the mobile handset market with the release of the iPhone 4S, but Android’s still the clear winner in terms of OS use, powering 4 ... Full Article »

February 3, 2012 9:17am

Android app makers can boost revenue with price cuts, promos

It’s tough being an Android developer these days. Not only do you have a variety of devices and OS versions to consider, but there’s also some 500,000 apps you’re competing with in the Android Market. You have to be creative, thinking of new marketing strategies and design implementations to l ... Full Article »

January 27, 2012 9:21am

Android development set to overtake iOS app makers

Android continues to make an impression on developers and consumers alike. According to a new report from Ovum, Android is set to replace Apple’s iOS in terms of importance to developers in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 12 months. Looking at its second annual developer survey, Ovum’s fin ... Full Article »

January 23, 2012 9:30am

Android developer plans alternative app store for banned apps

While Google’s Android Market is more open than, say, Apple’s iTunes App Store, it’s not free of some regulation from its parent company. Apps that infringe on copyright or that mess with features reserved for mobile carriers, as well as those that receive significant public outcry, often get ... Full Article »

January 20, 2012 12:43pm

Illegal books on Android compete with Google’s Market plans

Another string of apps is causing trouble in the Android Market. Dozens of commercial book collections, including the entire Harry Potter series, have been posted to the official Android app store by a developer named UKER, attracting thousands of illegal downloads. UKER’s apps include full e-book ... Full Article »

January 16, 2012 9:40am


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