Disturbing Nazi Theme on Android Market (Now Removed)

We ran across this editorial today from Engadget, talking about the existence of some offensive Nazi themes that come up  when you search the keyword “Jewish” in the Android Market.  Make sure you read the authors thoughts on this issue. It seems that Michael Gartenberg, another ...

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Easy Root Removed From Android Market, App Now Available From Developer’s Site

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 extremely ...

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Astrid Takes a Huge Leap Forward

The popular todo list application, Astrid, has had a complete overhaul on its interface, and they’re inviting their loyal users to try out the new version BEFORE it hits the market! Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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(UPDATED) Sorting Out Changes to the Android Developer Agreement

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 based ...

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A Spammer Responds: “We Will Flood the Android Market”

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 one of the ...

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Has Google Begun Cleaning the Android Market? Do You Care if They Are?

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 yank.  Today we’re ...

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More Payment Options for the Android Market

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 a ...

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AppBrain Breaks Down the Current State of Android Apps

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. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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AndroLib Redesigns and Claims One Billion Downloads

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 interview that he calculates ...

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Android Market Will Hit 100,000 Apps This Month

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. A year ago, the number was ...

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AppBrain Launches Push Installation for Apps via Website

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 features was the ability to install applications ...

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160,000 Android Phones Sold Daily, Market Nears 70,000 Applications

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 impressive  is the speed at ...

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AT&T Does it Again, Restricts Non-Market Apps on HTC Aria

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 farewell to beta testing and ...

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Google Acknowledges Market Issues, Says They’re Fixed

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.  Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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Is Something Happening to Your Android Market?

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 ...

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