The developer of the Easy Root application, which allowed owners of the Motorola Droid, Droid X, and Motorola Milestone (your handset must be running Froyo) to easily root their handsets, has announced that his application has been removed from the Android Market. While this is …
Update: A kindly developer who remembers the details of the previous version of the agreement has corrected us on several points. See below. As we reported on Saturday, Android developers have been notified of an updated version of the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement. We …
When we reported on AppBrain’s claim that 6,000 spam apps from three developers had disappeared from the Market, we naturally wanted to confirm whether Google had in fact removed them, or if the developers had done so themselves. We haven’t heard anything from Google, but …
We mentioned in an article last week that an Android developer going by the name of For-side.com Co. Ltd had over 4,000 applications pulled from the Market. It’s still unknown whether they decided to do this themselves or if perhaps Google was behind the sudden …
In a short post on the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Tim Bray mentions that the Android team is working on “introducing new payment options” for the Android Market. Based on the portions of the Developer Agreement that are changing, it sounds like the change will involve …
The team behind AppBrain has put together a very insightful look into the Android Market and the current state of its apps. There are some truly interesting facts to glean from their research, some of which I’ll quickly outline.
One BILLION downloads! You can almost hear our favorite Dr. Evil saying it with his maniacal laugh. No matter how you say it, a billion downloads is a big number and a major milestone to hit. AndroLib‘s Lead Developer, Nicolas Sorel told TechCrunch in an …
The graph speaks for itself. According to Android Market web interface AndroLib.com, the Android Market now offers users more than 90,000 apps, and is on pace to end the month in six figures. It will reach this milestone several months shy of its second birthday. …
Last month at Google I/O we got a early glimpse into some of features that will hit Android in the future. Not quite ready for Froyo, many expect to see these goodies land with Gingerbread late this year or early next year. Among the standout …
Speaking earlier today at the Droid X launch, Andy Rubin (Google VP of engineering) said that Android phones are being activated at a rate of 160,000 per day. Yes, that’s almost two activations for every second of the day, every day. What’s even more is …
Gosh darnit AT&T. Just when we thought you were starting to get Android you had to go and pull this stuff again. Like the Motorola Backflip, the just-announced HTC Aria will not allow for users to download apps from outside of the Android Market. Say …
We were just talking this morning about Android Market issues, missing apps, and missing comments. It turns out Google was all over this one but simply didn’t do a good enough job communicating it with developers.
I’m thinking that something is brewing on Android market. Yesterday afternoon I noticed that order of many apps in the “Productivity” category had changed drastically. The last I checked, at least one of my apps – Hire*A*Droid is missing comments entirely (it had about 350). …
Android Police reports that they received a tip about upcoming changes in the Android Market, giving some exciting details about some possibilities that could be in the works. According to their source, Google flew in a focus group from around the country, and asked them …
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