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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

Amazon still fighting off Apple over ‘app store’ trademark

Despite protests from just about everybody else in the mobile sphere, Apple has trademarked the term “App Store” for its iTunes App Store. And since Amazon calls its Android app sales portal the “Amazon Appstore,” Apple has been trying to fight it in court since March. According to a new st ... Full Article »

November 18, 2011 2:41pm

Android Market surpasses iTunes App Store in app sales for the first time

It had to happen eventually, what with 500,000 Android devices being activated every day around the world. The Android Market has finally surpassed the iTunes App Store in app sales, generating 44 percent of all app downloads for Q2 2011. The numbers come from ABI Research, as reported by Pocket Ga ... Full Article »

October 25, 2011 1:37pm

Android beats App Store on freebies, soon will overtake in paid apps

Google’s (GOOG) Android Market store has aced Apple’s (AAPL) App Store for iPhone in sheer number of free apps for downloads, researcher Distimo is reporting. And there’s more on the horizon. The Android Market is poised in the next few months to overtake the App Store for iPhone in total app ... Full Article »

May 2, 2011 9:33am

Android surpasses iOS in free apps

Google’s (GOOG) hard at work to meet Apple’s (AAPL) iOS operating system on even ground, quickly working to match Apple’s best features while maintaining the various strengths Android has to offer, like choice and variety. Now it appears that at in least one respect, the oft-venerated and heav ... Full Article »

April 27, 2011 1:11pm

Angry Birds Rio & Angry Apple: Amazon Appstore opens with a bang

Amazon’s (AMZN) Appstore launched today. And it’s starting with a bang, with a freebie of Angry Birds Rio for 24 hours (and counting) and a lawsuit from an angry Apple (AAPL). I got in at around 6:30 a.m. Chicago time…though it appears it may have been open five hours earlier based on the co ... Full Article »

March 22, 2011 7:47am

Amazon Android apps to drive down pricing?

Is Amazon (AMZN) launching an Android app store to compete with Google’s (GOOG) own? The beauty of Android is its diversity, with an open platform enabling manufacturers and publishers to develop custom interfaces and products for consumers. But Amazon, known for its competitive pricing strategy, ... Full Article »

March 18, 2011 11:00am

Amazon will undercut Android Market with its app store

A leak over at Amazon.com (AMZN) has made a bit of its upcoming Android app store available to the Internet, and while it wasn’t working to the point that it could allow purchases, a German Android site was able to get a look at 48 apps the store will offer -- and their prices. Android News stumb ... Full Article »

March 17, 2011 6:00pm

Amazon’s Android store gets exclusive Angry Birds Rio

Google (GOOG) may have hit a bump in the road with the discovery of 50 or so infected applications in the Android Market, but apps are still hot commodities in the mobile ecosystem. As Android’s platform becomes a unifying factor for app distribution, third party manufacturers fully intend to buil ... Full Article »

March 14, 2011 10:25am

Amazon app store won't require a device

Amazon’s upcoming Android app store is taking a page from its Kindle business, and won’t require users to actually own an Android device in order to buy apps for one. Engadget has the report, which states that the release of Amazon’s imminent app store will include the feature, leaving users ... Full Article »

February 21, 2011 3:34pm


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