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Facebook App Center good for Android game discovery?

Facebook proved to be a popular portal for games...five years ago. The massive social network has struggled, however, to convert that success to the mobile sector. But a new App Center marketplace for Android and iOS apps may do the trick. This is Facebook’s first formal platform for app and game ... Full Article »

May 10, 2012 9:56am

Instagram hits 50M downloads; Samsung beats iPhone smartphone sales for Q1

It seems 50 million is the magic number for popular mobile apps these days. Instagram reached the 50 million download mark just hours after Angry Birds Space surpassed the same milestone. Google Play has certainly helped Instagram soar in new sign-ups, hitting the 10 million mark over the weekend. ... Full Article »

May 1, 2012 9:12am

Facebook phone rumors resurface, supposedly partnering with HTC

Two years after the rumor originally hit the Internet that Facebook was developing its own branded smartphone with a partner (subsequently quashed by Mark Zuckerberg), the rumor that Facebook is working on an Android device of its own is back. TechCrunch states that rumor has it that Facebook is wo ... Full Article »

April 25, 2012 1:59pm

What apps did you use during the Super Bowl?

NFL Mobile carried by Verizon smartphones and tablets was not the only app used by the masses during the Super Bowl. During the last three minutes of the game, Twitter reported that 10,000 tweets were sent out each second. We will soon have the breakdown of how many were sent via mobile devices or ... Full Article »

February 6, 2012 7:17am

Facebook mobile for Android draws ahead of app for iPhone

Launched in September 2009, the Android mobile app for Facebook got a late start, more than a year after the iPhone version. But while tied briefly this week, the Android version of Facebook is starting to pull away from the iPhone from Apple, following the growth of the Google operating system. A ... Full Article »

December 18, 2011 11:00am

Facebook for Android gets new Timeline feature

This week, Facebook started rolling out a new feature for profiles on its website. It’s called Timeline, and it presents your Facebook activity over time in a new way. The feature is now available for all Facebook users, just visit Facebook's Introducing Timeline page to find out more, but Facebo ... Full Article »

December 16, 2011 2:52pm

Android takes developers to school with new courses

Google continues to fight off Microsoft on a few different fronts, the most recent being an all-out Android bash session where Microsoft rewarded the “most compelling” tale of Android woes with a brand new Windows Phone device. Microsoft’s been after Android developers for several months, and ... Full Article »

December 16, 2011 9:45am

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

Black Friday spurs Android growth with record Kindle sales

Black Friday is known for boosting retail through the remainder of the year, and the new tradition has certainly helped the Android smartphone market. IBM projected that 15 percent of Black Friday sales this year would transact via mobile, and it turns out their expectations were right on track. On ... Full Article »

November 28, 2011 9:36am

Android App Tablet Review: AndroidSocial for Facebook

AndroidSocial for Facebook is a new way to use Facebook, designed specifically for Android Honeycomb tablets. The app blows things up, but doesn't utilize the bigger screen in the way it should. Things are a bit messy, and several features are missing. There is no way to use the messaging or chat f ... Full Article »

October 13, 2011 11:00pm

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