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A Sign that the Android Market Will Finally Make it’s Way to Google TV

Gear Live is reporting today that the Vice President for Logitech’s Digital Home Group, Ashish Arora, confirmed today during an interview that a version of the Android Market is coming, on a “very short term” time frame. Exciting news for sure as people have been commenting that when Google TV gets the Market it will be a must have device. Here is the quote from the Gear Live article:

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More Details Emerge About Amazon’s Appstore

Though we still don’t know when it might launch, Amazon is continuing to release information about how its alternative Android market, dubbed the Amazon Appstore, will work. Open to developers since last

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AppBrain Fast Web Installer Functional Again

Good news AppBrain fans! The 3rd party market that actually allows you to search Android apps with some kind of filtering system is reporting on their blog that their “fast web installer” utility is now working again after a Market update broke it. There are some limitations however, a quote from their blog outline them:

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Are Sites Like AppBrain in Danger From the New Android Web Market?

Since we have seen the launch of the new web based Android Market, questions have surfaced about 3rd party app markets like our beloved AppBrain. Will they survive? Will they be forced out of relevancy? Can they continue to grow? According to Mathijs Vogelzgang, developer for AppBrain.com, the answer is a resounding “YES!”.

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AndSpot Launches into Public Beta

We have introduced the AndSpot Socially driven app market to you before, talking about how interesting we thought it was upon launch. Today AndSpot is announcing that it has entered into public beta phase, with some new features for it’s users. A quote from their press release sums it up:

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The End Of The Road For Google Buzz?

Since its highly controversial release back in February of 2010, Google Buzz has failed to attract a fair share of positive spotlight. In fact, besides Buzz’s deep Gmail and Maps

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Android Accounts for 54% of Smartphone Sales in the US

Fiercemobilecontent.com is reporting that a mobile market research firm called the “NPD Group” has found that Android had increased it’s market share in the US during the 4th quarter of last year.

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Android Market Tweaked for Google TV Integration

Android developers logging into the market publishing console will find another new option waiting for them. It appears Google has started adjusting the back-end in preparation for releasing the Android Market onto Google TV. A new filter was recently spied, giving devs the ability to target (or not) devices with a touch screen.

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COMMUNITY ALERT: DavinciDevelopers Stealing Apps To Sell As Own Creations

The people over at Android Community are reporting today that a group known as the “DavinciDevelopers” has been doing something pretty lowdown with the Android Market. Namely, taking apps that are in development and in the hands of beta testers and posting them to the Android Market as their own creations. A quote from the Android Community article:

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Amazon’s Android App Store Update (try saying that fast 5 times)

TechCrunch is reporting today that they have gotten some new info on the upcoming Amazon Android App market. It looks like the developer portal for Amazon has been opened, and the article talks about some new details on how Amazon is going to sell apps. Check out the full article linked above for the full skinny, here are the highlights:

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Make an Android app in 10 minutes with Feed.nu

Looking to get an app for your publication into the Android Market, but don’t have the time or money to hire a developer to get the work done for you?

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VidTrim Video Editor

VidTrim is a new app in the Market where you can do some light video editing straight from your Android device.  There are two versions, a free one, and a

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Change in URL Structure is Latest Sign of Web-Based Android Market

The long, grueling wait for a fully functional web-based Android Market may be just about over. We’ve been asking for one since the Market launched back in 2008, but it wasn’t until Vic Gundotra got on stage at 2010’s Google I/O that we saw what was in store for us. Given all the recent changes, it looks as if the new desktop client is upon us.

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The New Android Market in Action (Video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdex2J43Jo[/youtube] There has been lots of buzz about the recent reported revamp of the Android Market, we have been looking for more info to give to you on it, and

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Market Overhaul Rolling Out “Over the Next Two Weeks”

The Android Market team announced a huge overhaul to the Market app tonight that will be rolling out “over the next two weeks.” It features a whole new look, new features, and a big change in the refund policy–but no mention of the long-awaiting web interface to the Market.

Apparently in response to the common critiques of the Market, the new version is aimed at “improving discoverability and merchandising.” New features include: