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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

Android Market surpasses 400,000 apps, sees strong development

The Android Market is slowly improving its ability to sell developers’ apps and make them easy to find, with the app store for Google’s mobile platform surpassing 400,000 available apps. That’s double the number of apps available to Android device owners just eight months ago, GigaOM reports, ... Full Article »

January 4, 2012 2:14pm

Record-setting Android app downloads kick start a new year

It was a wonderfully happy new year’s celebration for Android, as the platform attracted millions of new device activations and app downloads over the holiday break. Flurry Analytics released another report this week outlining the mobile industry’s success between Christmas Day and New Year’s ... Full Article »

January 3, 2012 9:37am

Nielsen data runs down app popularity by age, Facebook leads list

No matter the age of the Android device user, chances are really good that his or her most-used app is Facebook. That’s according to new data from Nielsen, the market research firm, which conducted a survey of “thousands” of Android users who have agreed to take part in the firm’s studies. ... Full Article »

December 13, 2011 12:27pm

Google apps resonate with Android users of all ages

Google will be happy to know that its apps, like Gmail, Maps and YouTube, are amongst the most used on its own Android-powered devices. According to the latest Nielsen report, Google and Facebook apps are the most popular smartphone apps for Android owners 18-years and older in the U.S. The report b ... Full Article »

December 13, 2011 9:42am


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