Android has been called the fastest growing mobile platform ever in the history of the world, and now we have some numbers that pretty much back that up. The last 12 months have been quite an amazing ride for the Google operating system.
When you’re deeply entrenched in a game, sometimes it seems like there is a fine line between the virtual world and reality. And with the advent of virtual currency where gamers can buy virtual goods with real-life money, the line seems that much more blurry.
If a leading analyst group's predictions are correct, the year for mobile apps in 2011 will nearly triple from what we saw in 2010.
There is a whole lot of apps available for download on the Android Market, but when it comes to professional developers, many turn a blind eye to the platform because it's hard to make a commercially successful app for Android. That has Google feeling disappointed in itself.
Google has unceremoniously banned Kongregate from its Android Market after only one day on the virtual shelves.
It seems just yesterday we were talking about Google's mobile operating system boasting about reaching 100,000 apps on the Android Market. Now, according to a new report, there are already more than 200,000.
If you accidentally clicked to buy an app, the app was not as advertised, or you simply didn't like it, you've always had 24 hours to "return" anything you purchased on the Android Market. Not anymore.
It's not just iPhone owners who are becoming addicted to the idea of slinging ball-shaped birds into buildings surrounded by green pigs. Android gamers are also getting in on the action, as the game has now been downloaded 7 million times there.
Google's wildly popular Android market has hit a major milestone: over 100,000 apps and counting!
If the ticker on Androidlib.com is anything to go by, then Google's Android Market mobile app store has just crossed into the world of a billion downloads.
Take a closer look next time you browse through the Android Market: thousands of those apps can do things like make random calls or send texts at will, and they could infect your phone with spyware.
Although Apple's arbitrary and capricious censorship on the iPhone App Store has become legendary, even the most self-proclaimed open app platform on the market has to regulate itself sometimes.