Beautiful Widgets becomes the first paid app on the Android Market to reach 1 million downloads

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I hope there’s a lot of celebrating going on over at LevelUp Studio. Today, the France based small company reached a monumental milestone yet to be achieved by any other paid app in the Android Market. Thanks to their ‘beautiful widgets’ and a nice push by the $.10 app of the ...

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Google digs deeper into the 10 billion Android downloads (Infographic)

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If there's one thing we learned it's that people love to smack Talking Tom around. If there's another thing it's that we love download arcade games on Sunday night.

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Web-based Android Market quietly adds new features for reviews

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The web-based version of the Android Market has been found to include at least two new features centered around reviews.  Most notably, and perhaps helpful, is a notification as to which version of of the application or game was downloaded and used for review as well as the model of device. ...

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Google celebrates 10 billion Android downloads with 10 days of 10¢ apps!

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The number of apps and games being downloaded in the Android Market continues to shoot skyward, growing at a rate of more than 1 billion per month.  Google, in celebrating ten billion Android downloads to date, have announced that they will be offering 10 apps per day at only 10¢ a piece. ...

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Android Web Market now recognizes those rooted devices of yours

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Up until recently, users who have rooted devices such as the Kindle Fire or Nook Color have been unable to take advantage of the Android Web Market’s ability to push apps. This was due to the fact that the Android Web Market would not recognize any device that didn’t originally ship ...

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Signs of Paypal found inside new Android Market

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Will the Android Market soon begin accepting payments via Paypal?

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Google TV 3.1 and Android Market rolling out to Sony Internet TV

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Last week we received an official blog post from Google about the new and revamped Google TV 3.1 and now it’s rolling out to Sony Internet TV’s as we speak. It’s not completely vanilla Google TV running on Sony Internet TV, they’ve added a few apps of their own, included ...

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Google TV 3.1 is coming next week!

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Google TV was, well… kind of a failure. It wasn’t mature, it wasn’t finished, and it didn’t have what Android is famous for: Openness and apps from the Android Market. The concept was great, the execution just wasn’t what it should have been. Today, the Google TV ...

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Music coming to the Android Market soon?

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A Google Music store has been in the works for a long time and the only thing that prevented it from launching with Google Music Beta were the major music labels. Google has since worked hard on gaining the trust and approval of said companies and is in tow to release Google Music within the... ...

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Movies come to UK Android Market

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We received a number of emails this morning from excited Android users in the UK, advising that the Android Market now allows for movie rental. The move comes roughly one month after our friends up north started seeing rentals on phones and tablets. According to one email we received the ...

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Android Market cuts active installs

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Yesterday I was unpleasantly surprised when I saw active counters on my seemingly ever rising HireAdroid drop a whopping 30 percent. This morning I visited the Android Market forums to find out if I was the only unlucky developer experiencing this drop, and low and behold, there was a bunch of ...

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Is Google Finally Ready to Fully Compete in Music Space?

The lines are getting blurred more by the day as Silicon Valley’s tech titans continue to offer new and expanded services.  No longer strictly operating as an online retail outlet, Amazon now provides music, movies, digital books, and more.  Apple, for their part, offer hardware in the ...

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Android Market App Reviews Finally Become Sortable [About Time]

Well it’s about damn time! One of the biggest complaints I’ve had about Android Market user reviews has been the fact that they aren’t in chronological order. I hate when I check out an app and the first review is months old while the second is two days old. It’s ...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to World Domination

Google purchased the Android, Inc. company back in 2005, then announced the Open Handset Alliance in, 2007.  Then in the Fall of 2008, the lowly T-Mobile G1 was open to the public.  But the initial business model that Google put forth may have gone awry in the time since up to now. In the ...

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Android Market 3.1.3 Adds PIN Security, Google +1

A new version of the Android Market has found its way online, leaking ahead of any formal announcement out of the Google team. This latest release, v3.1.3, adds two key components to the build in support for Google+1 and the ability to protect accidental or unwanted purchases with PIN security. ...

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