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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

Kindle Fire takes 54 percent of U.S. Android tablet market

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, the 7-inch, $199 device that set the tablet market alight during the 2011 holiday season, seems to be continuing to command a big part of the tablet market in the U.S. The Kindle Fire makes up 54.4 percent of the Android tablet market, Mashable reports, according to a ... Full Article »

April 27, 2012 1:21pm

Twitter updates Android app; Amazon’s Kindle takes over tablet market

Twitter’s always known the power of its mobile user base, so a recent update to its Android and iPhone apps makes it easier to search. The update addresses the growing number of people tweeting via mobile devices, bringing the familiar website’s “Discover” tab to their mobile app. With this ... Full Article »

April 27, 2012 9:16am

Online help document suggests Amazon could bring Kindle to China

A Chinese online help document related to Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle e-readers has reignited rumors that the retailer could be bringing its Kindle Fire Android tablet and e-reader line to the country. As TechCrunch reports, the document has already been yanked from the Internet, although a screenshot ... Full Article »

April 26, 2012 12:59pm

Amazon now allowing in-app purchases greater than $20

A restriction placed on app developers setting in-app purchase prices for their products in the Amazon Appstore has been lifted, allowing devs to offer IAPs that cost more than $20. According to an email reportedly sent by Amazon to app developers and obtained by TechCrunch, Amazon lifted the ban o ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 12:40pm

Amazon better for generating app revenue than Google, Flurry says

Developers looking to make some money on their Android apps might want to look toward Amazon’s Appstore instead of Google Play, according to new data from Flurry Analytics. The analysis focuses on apps that make their money using in-app purchases and compares apps in the iTunes App Store, the Ama ... Full Article »

April 2, 2012 2:16pm

Amazon Appstore’s first birthday marked by 31,000 available apps, week-long sale

It has been a year since Amazon decided to jump into the Android game with both feet and create its Amazon Appstore. During that time, the online retailer has become a pretty powerful alternative to getting Android apps through Google. In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Amazon Appstore ... Full Article »

March 15, 2012 2:17pm

IDC: Expanding tablet market means Android tabs will overtake iPad by 2015

Apple’s iPad may be the most successful, most popular tablet on the market, but it’s going to keep losing market share to Android as the tablet sphere opens up. At least, that’s according to market research firm IDC, as reported in a story from PCWorld. Though Apple’s share continues to g ... Full Article »

March 14, 2012 1:54pm

Android tablet alternatives to the new iPad

Make no mistake, the newly refreshed iPad that comes out on March 16 is a quality device with its high-definition display, a better camera and 200,000 apps designed for it. But for those who like to think different (sorry, Apple), there are a wide range of quality offerings from other manufacturers ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 12:10pm

Amazon to launch in-app purchases for Appstore ‘soon’

Amazon is preparing the latest salvo in its fight to create an alternative app store to Google’s Android Market, but it’s not quite clear when the online retail giant intends to fire it. That salvo is in-app purchases, a feature that, by all rights, would be a big addition to the features it of ... Full Article »

March 2, 2012 1:26pm


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