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Android Market website ratings: a week of rants, reviews, and reality checks

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Read the average comment on apps in the Android Market, and it may seem as though Android users are in a perpetual state of anger. With the overflow of profane rants and trivial gripes, it can appear as though ever…

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Android could reach 1 million daily activations in 2011

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Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin revealed yesterday that more than 500,000 Android devices are activated each day. That’s a 30 percent increase from the 350,000 activation total that Google Chairm…

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Hey, Android Developers: pay more attention to people outside the United States [Opinion]

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Remember those eye-popping stats from Google I/O day 1? The stats about how billions of Android apps have been downloaded, millions of phones have been activated, and that thousands of apps are in the market? T…

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Amazon AppStore Review: good for new users, but lots of missing features

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I’m sure that much like many of you, when I saw the story about the Amazon AppStore launch, I quickly installed the app to give it a whirl. My first impression was that Amazon did an amazing job gathering a qu…

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Amazon App Store has Angry Birds, but can it succeed?

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Almost five months ago, when we first got wind of the Amazon AppStore, I wrote that Amazon could become the default option for any devices that didn’t comply with Google’s requisite standards for…

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Behind the Motorola Xoom pricing: Too many cooks in the kitchen?

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The Xoom is a fantastic piece of hardware, and Honeycomb is a great OS. I don’t think there are many out there who would argue with either of those statements. The reviews of the Xoom and Honeycomb are all fa…

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App Genome projects Android Market will have more apps than Apple by mid-2012, no word on parity in quality

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The App Genome project from Lookout Mobile Security is quite an interesting service with some good stats on the app ecosystem with Android and iOS. The latest report shines a light not only on the explosive grow…

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Android ads could bring in $1B in 2012

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Regardless of all the amazing technology and products that Google pushes out, at heart they are still primarily a display ad business. Most of their products are ways to get more people to the Internet, so there…

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