Android Market

  • Amazon Appstore gets Angry Birds Rio exclusive

    Android Market's new competition will get a big name game at its opening.

    Rovio has distributed an incredible 30 million copies of ad-supported Angry Birds in the Android Market to date.  But Rovio is turning to the Amazon (AMZN) Appstore for their new paid application, Amazon Rio.  The decision is an interesting one and should also serve as a wake up call for Google's Android Market.

    There have been concerns among paid MORE

    - Mar 14, 2011 10:30 AM ET
  • Google to throw the kill switch on malicious apps

    Google has acknowledged the issue of malware hidden in app files by a developer and is taking the extraordinary step of reaching out to infected handsets and deleting the files.

    Earlier this week, Android Police (a site, not a paramilitary group) posted a story exposing 21 applications from one developer in the Android Market which contained a known Android exploit to gain access to an Android device.  Originally discovered by Reddit user lompolo, the apps MORE

    - Mar 6, 2011 6:15 AM ET
  • What does an Amazon app market mean for Android?

    Rumors say that the store could launch as early as this month.

    Millennial Media is reporting that an Amazon (AMZN) Android app store will launch later this month, which will compete with Google's (GOOG) own Android Market.  First relayed via their @MillennialMedia Twitter account, the new App store will be run by Amazon.

    The Amazon Appstore for Android is coming soon, and we think it's a great opportunity. Mobile developers are able to MORE

    - Mar 1, 2011 3:33 PM ET
  • Piper: Android to become billion dollar business in 2011

    It is all in the accounting.

    When you have two separate internal businesses, mobile and advertising, who do you give credit to when money is made in mobile advertising?  Do you give full credit to the mobile business and take the revenue out of the advertising wing?  Or, do you split it up  between the two with some arbitrary percentage allotted to each? Google (GOOG) and its analysts are stuck in MORE

    - Feb 8, 2011 11:55 AM ET
  • Onto the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Announcement

    Watching the new Honeycomb 3.0 announcements.

    If you are still breathing after that enthralling The Daily announcement, Google's got a tablet announcement of their own in the next few minutes, watch on YouTube.

    Here is a video of Honeycomb via ZDNet:

    Vic Gondotra gave a preview of what we are likely to see today in May of last year (video below the fold).  It will be interesting to see what has transpired over MORE

    - Feb 2, 2011 1:02 PM ET
  • Developers show interest in third party Android markets

    While Google's improving Android Market is still the focal point of developers for selling their Android apps, Amazon and Verizon's Markets are gaining some interest.

    Appcelerator published an extensive report today, which details the changing trends of App developers on all platforms.  Of particular interest was where Google (GOOG) Android developers planned to sell their apps.  According to the 1500 responses, 37% of developers were interested in selling their App on Amazon while another 13% MORE

    - Jan 25, 2011 4:13 PM ET
  • Android Market receives major overhaul

    New features include a new carousel interface, better organization with single page view and better categorization.

    Eric Chu, Google's Mobile Platform Program Manager, posted some screenshots and a description of the upcoming changes to the Android Market on the Google Developer blog this evening.  Android Market is the Google(GOOG) equivalent to Apple's (AAPL) App Store.

    With a focus on improving discoverability and merchandising, we've introduced a new carousel on the home and category screens. Users can MORE

    - Dec 10, 2010 11:23 PM ET
  • Old Android devices get new Android market

    For those disappointed to be left behind in the Android upgrade, the Android market gets a fresh look and  new features.

    The manufacturers and carriers of Google's (GOOG) Android devices have chosen to leave some of the oldest Android phones behind in the race to get new hardware upgraded to the latest Android OS.  Unfortunately, the first Android adopters aren't going to have access to things like Voice Actions, Adobe (ADBE) Flash and MORE

    - Oct 11, 2010 11:54 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: News around the Web

    A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.

    Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.

    Best Buy (BBY), which saw a 61% spike in profit last quarter, is changing up its store layouts this holiday season to make way for more portable MORE

    - Sep 15, 2010 8:15 AM ET
  • Android wallpapers sent information to China?

    Security firm Lookout says that a malicious suspicious app has been downloaded anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times.

    The app in question is called Jackeey Wallpaper and was uploaded to the Android Market where users could download the application for free.  According to Lookout, the application would access the owner's SIM card number, subscriber identification, and voicemail password (as long as it is programmed automatically into your phone) and send it to a MORE

    - Jul 29, 2010 11:55 AM ET
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