When I was younger and wanted to play a video game outside the luxury of my living room, there was only one device to grab: the Nintendo GameBoy. I’m talking about the huge gray slab of plastic that featured one tiny 160 x 144 monochromatic display, some of the best music the world has ever ... Read More »
The ever-popular measurement gurus at Nielsen have released a new study today that provides an in-depth look at Android app usage among men and women. By measuring “active reach,” Nielsen was able to pinpoint exactly who uses what on a monthly basis.
Before we go much further, you may be wondering exactly what “active reach” ... Read More »
Gameloft has had a shaky relationship with Android users due to their refusal to simply launch all of their titles in the Android Market and opting instead to sell most of their apps exclusively via their own frequently problematic system.
Now normally people would probably just say forget it and not ... Read More »
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Following 4shared Mobile, the chaps at Russian Internet Solutions (why does that name sound scary?) have also released 4shared Music to the Android Market. The mobile app allows you to:
4shared music for Android let you get an instant access to all music files at 4shared and your account. You can search for ... Read More »
Over the last two weeks, Amazon has launched two different products geared at providing service to Android users who were experiencing what they considered to be a lack in functionality. There’s the Amazon App Store, which has provided users with the ability to shop for apps. This is a particularly unique concept, in that users ... Read More »
As of late last night, Amazon has officially launched their app store for Android devices. Amazon’s app store includes several of the more popular applications on the Android market, many of which are either priced similarly or slightly below the price listed on the Android market. Additionally, Amazon has landed a couple of ... Read More »
On the plane ride back to Minneapolis from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of sitting next to a representative from Logitech, makers of the Revue Google TV set-top box. In a passing comment, this rep mentioned that the Revue would be adding the Android Market around March ... Read More »
Lately it seems like every few days I discover something in the Market (usually through AppAware) that leaves me highly impressed or scratching my head. Instant Heart Rate did both.
Instant Heart Rate uses your phone’s built in camera (and flash, if you’ve got one) to measure the color of the surface of ... Read More »
Though there are many good paid applications in the marketplace, there is a belief on the part of potential Android developers that Android users are much less likely to spend money on applications than their iPhone counterparts. Several weeks ago, Chuck Falzone, a blogger over at Android Guys, launched the Paid ... Read More »
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by the team at ustwo. In an email the other day they said they had a article about shortcomings in the Android Market and asked if we’d like to post it. It sounds like they’ve come up with a creative way to drive downloads in the Market and we thought that was worth sharing.