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Finding Google's apps in the Market

Google is a software giant, and many of us user their proprietary applications on our Android phone.  With good reason -- apps like Gmail, Androidify, and YouTube absolutely rock on an Android device.  But did you know that Google, Inc. has a veritable laundry list of apps available on the Android...

Angry Birds hits 30 million downloads on Android

 Don't look now, but it would seem that people love them some Angry Birds. A shocker, we know. Rovio announced at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) that the free-with-ads Android version of the popular game had been downloaded an astounding 30 million times. What is even more impressive...

Google Maps updates to 5.2, focuses on Hotpot and Latitude

A new Google Maps update has hit the Android Market, bringing the app to Version 5.2. The latest update from the Google Maps team mostly focuses on the social aspect.For those of you that use Google's Hotpot, you will now be able to tweet your reviews using the integrated rating widget. The reviews...

Google pulls Market apps with root exploit -- one patched in AOSP, but you probably didn't get it

Someone contacted Android Police with a list of applications that contain malicious code to root your device, and this has resulted in Google using the kill-switch and  pulling 21 applications from the Market (and users phones).  Here's the list of affected applications according to Android Police:...

VZ Navigator for the HTC Thunderbolt now in the Android Market, sans phone

Here comes your daily HTC Thunderbolt teaser. (Don't look at us like that -- it's tomorrow in Europe already. Or something like that.) VZ Navigator -- Verizon's own maps powered by NAVTEQ -- will run you $2.99 a day, $4.99 a week or $9.99 a month. But it also has Bing built into it, if you're into...

Chomp aims to make finding Android apps easier

When speaking of Android applications, one thing that always seems to ring true for new and old users is that the Android Market does very little in the way of helping users find new apps. Although some changes have been made recently to the UI and structure of the Android Market, finding the...

Android Market on the web gets a books section

Looks like the Android Market got what some might refer to as a big upgrade, depending on your interest level in books. In what is surely a tie in to the Google Books eReader app, the Android Market now has a full and complete section for books available.No telling if and when the mobile version of...

Minor Gmail update hits the Market, improves labels, copy/paste in Gingerbead

  A minor update to Android's Gmail app has hit the Market that fixes custom labels and improves copy/paste in Gingerbread. If you have custom labels in Gmail with custom colors, they wouldn't properly sync. With this update, that should be fixed. Also updated is the ability to long-press to copy...

Verizon's V CAST Music app updated, adds ringtones and ringback tones

  Verizon has released a new update to its V CAST Music app that finally brings MP3s, ringtones, and ringback tones under the same roof. Notably the MP3s will come without DRM and in high-quality. Other new features added include a wish list for storing songs for later purchase and the ability to...

Flight Control lands in the Android Market

Having sold millions of copies worldwide on those other (lesser) platforms, Flight Control for Android has landed in the Android Market, courtesy of the folks at Namco. If you're unfamiliar with Flight Control, it's a pretty fun game to play if you're looking to get in on some android gaming.The...

Bejeweled 2 sparkles its way into the Android Market

EA Mobile just informed us that Bejeweled 2 is now available in the Android Market for $2.99. Currently the game will only be available in the US, Canada, and Japan.In the past few months, Android has really seen support grow from one of gaming's largest publishers. With recent additions of Need...

App Genome Project Compares the Android Market and iOS App Store in every way imaginable

  Lookout Mobile Security has whipped up quite the report comparing both the Android Market and Apple's App Store in pretty much every way you can imagine -- and probably some you can't. Their "App Genome Project" (lets call it "AGP" from here on out) compared various metrics between Aug. 2010 and...

150,000 apps in Android Market, tripled in 9 months

As Eric Schmidt mentioned in his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, the Android Market now has over 150,000 applications.  The number of apps has tripled over the past nine months, and grown by a full third since last fall.  They're getting better as well -- I think we all have noticed...

Official Blogger for Android app now available in the Android Market

If you're into running your own blog on Blogger then you'll be pleased to know they have just released the first version of their Android application to the Android Market. They've taken their time in releasing the app due to the fact they wanted to ensure a great experience when using it and they'...

Dropcam now available for Android

If you're looking for a cost effective monitoring solution then allow us to introduce you to Dropcam if you've not heard of them before.  Dropcam is a easy to use, easy to set up service that allows for remote monitoring via your device or web browser when using a Dropcam monitoring system.  With...

In-app purchasing comes to Android apps

We heard a lot of news at today's event at Google, and one thing many have been waiting for is in-app purchases.  These will allow for things like buying songs, upgrading to premium versions of apps, add extra levels or content, and provide a way to use virtual currency.Disney Mobile showed off...

Android Market webstore now online!

As we've been tuned into the Google live event, something that many folks have been waiting a long time for has now become reality. Yes, the Android Market is now online for purchases straight from you desktop web browser.  You can check out the Android Market webstore now although it does not...

Android Market having a hiccup

It's not just you -- the Android Market seems to be stalled.  We're getting reports of users unable to download, and it's pretty widespread.  We have no idea if this has something to do with changes surrounding tomorrow's Honeycomb event in San Jose, but we'll know the answer to that one soon...

EA releases Worms for Android

EA Games has released its classic turn-based blaster Worms on the Android Market. The publisher says that Worms' graphics and animations have been optimized for the Android platform, and our initial impressions of the game are that it seems to be up there with recent Worms console titles in terms...

Google 'not happy' with app sales; in-app payments, other billing coming

 Android platform group manager Eric Chu, speaking Tuesday at the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco, said that Google is "not happy" with the number of paid applications being downloaded through the Android Market, especially given that 300,000 devices are being activated every day. He...

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