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Facebook launches App Center to highlight Android apps using Facebook connections

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Facebook announced today that it is launching App Center, a new app discovery tool that highlights “social apps” – in other words, apps that use Facebook. The App Center, launching tonigh…

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Android surpasses iOS in app downloads in the UK, Germany, and Russia

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Android continues to dominate in the smartphone market with the latest study showing the popular OS grabbing majority of downloads in the UK, Germany and Russia, according to analytics firm Xyologic. The res…

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Capcom’s Smurfs’ Village comes to select Android devices tomorrow

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Finally, the popular Smurfs’ Village game is set to come to Android tomorrow, but on select devices only. This is an awesome addition to Android, especially since Smurfs’ Village for iOS has cons…

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Is the Amazon Appstore Free App of the Day a bum deal for developers?

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Since the Amazon Appstore launched in March, many have asked how anyone makes money from giving away premium apps. The prevailing thought was that Amazon paid developers 20 percent of their normal sale price a…

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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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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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Google: We’re not threatened by alternative Android Markets

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With the growing number of players entering the Android app store game, one would think that Google would be a bit perturbed with companies treading on its turf. Not so according to executives from Google. Duri…

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Best Buy may build an Android app store; is it for a tablet?

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The Android Market is not enough. Neither is the AndAppStore, SlideMe, Mykandi, or the stores being developed by Amazon and Verizon. So, Best Buy has opted throw its hat in the ring and build an Android Market al…

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Verizon

Google doesn’t make money from the Android Market, so why is Verizon building a store?

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Verizon is reportedly building its own Android Market alternative to be featured in its V Cast content system. While some have suggested that Big Red have opted to build its own market to get a cut of app revenues…

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Vodafone will launch its own Android App Shop

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Vodafone will launch its own Android App Shop

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You know what Android needs? Yet another app store for distributing Android apps. As if the official Android Market, AndAppStore, SlideMe, Storeoid, Mykandi, Handmark, et al, weren’t enough, Vodafo…

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General Mobile to release its own app store with new phone

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General Mobile to release its own app store with new phone

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It seems like every couple of months, I’m hearing about another Android store seeking to be an alternative to the Android Market. I learned about SlideMe several months ago, followed by the AndAppStore…

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China Mobile opens app store to nearly 500 million people

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China Mobile opens app store to nearly 500 million people

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China Mobile has partially opened up its Mobile Market app store that sells to 480 million subscribers. Yes, the world’s largest phone company has nearly half a billion customers who could download fre…

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