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  • Google promises big changes to spur Android app sales

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    To spur Android app purchases and help application developers, Google will introduce a range of new features around its online Android Market, including an in-app payment option and expanded carrier billing.
  • Android market unofficially hits 200,000 apps

    Posted December 29, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Google's Android Market now has more than 200,000 apps, according to the third-party app tracking service AndroLib. This marks another big milestone in the breakneck race to the top with Apple's App Store but Google has not confirmed this achievement yet.
  • Android Market's huge overhaul: Is it enough?

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Google is overhauling its Android App Market in an effort to improve the experience for both users and developers. The updates, which are due before the end of 2010, will be applicable to all devices running Android 1.6 or higher. But with the Market's running tally of drawbacks -- mainly its developers' dissatisfaction with the process -- the renovation may not be enough to amend relations or compete with Apple's robust App Store.
  • Google defends Android Market license server, despite reported hack

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    Android Market license server still a "significant step forward" against software piracy, Google maintains
  • Phishing app hits Android market...3 weeks ago

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Several weeks ago a phishing app was released to the Android Market. The good news is that it was detected and removed from the Market. The bad news is that no one noticed the event until almost three weeks later.
  • Google bans tethering app from Android Market

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    A developer is reporting that Google has banned his tethering application from the Android Market, one of the first hints that the store may not be as open as Google has promised.
  • Android Market needs more filters, T-Mobile says

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    The average user of an Android-based G1 phone at T-Mobile USA has downloaded more than 40 applications from the Android Market, but the carrier's CTO thinks he can help them find more.
  • New Android apps a mixed bag, should improve

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Some of the new applications loaded to the Android Market since it opened on Monday don't work very well, crash the phone, aren't particularly elegant and in one case, uses commands written in Chinese. But analysts say the good will start to outweigh the bad.
  • Android Market to open to any app Monday

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 5:01 pm

    The Android Market currently has about 50 applications, but that number should go up next week when Google opens the market to developers.

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