If you're an oldie like some of the Redmond Pie team - and we're not pointing any fingers - then you'll probably remember the good old days of MP3s, when Winamp was the biggest and best music player around.
App Store Analytics website Distimo has reported that the Google Android Market has breached the 400,000 applications barrier in a rise that has seen the total number of apps on the Market double since April 2011. In April of last year; the Market rose to have an approximate of 200,000 applications, with that figure rising to 300,000 in August 2011 taking four months to gain an additional 100,000 applications.
Have you ever come across an app on Android Market that you really, really wanted to try but couldn’t since the app in question was incompatible with your Android device? With the fragmentation issues facing the platform, I’m pretty sure you have! Although there are some established ways to getting these apps to work on your device (like using ChainFire 3D for incompatible games), we came across a newer and more effective method today. Check it out after the break!
We saw this happen with the Kindle Fire and HP TouchPad, and we’re seeing it happen with the BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM, just like HP, is struggling to sell their iPad-competing tablet. The PlayBook is now expected to go on a fire sale soon to get rid of excess stock. You may actually want to get yourself a PlayBook now, though, since the modding community recently managed to “jailbreak” it and you can now even install Android Market on it! Check out our step-by-step guide after the break which shows you exactly how you can install Android Market to play around with the wide variety of apps that Android offers.
Google has updated the Market app for Android today which brings some pretty major all-new features like the ability to +1 apps, use custom PIN code for purchasing apps, tapable app permissions and a settings menu for more options.
While other mobile operating systems like iOS, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian are generally free from viruses, Google’s mobile OS Android isn’t so lucky. Today, a new kind of malware for Android has been discovered which records phone calls and can then upload those calls to an online server.
Not a lot has been happening in the Android-sphere lately, but a few moments back, Google has announced a whole new makeover to the Android Market for all Android devices running Android 2.1 Froyo and up.
According to Lookout, an Android anti-malware maker, there's a new threat in the wild that is said to have affected between 30,000 and 120,000 headsets already.
Market Enabler app for rooted Android phones enables access on the US Android Market with paid apps outside United States. Paid apps in Android Market are currently limited to selected countries like US. If you happen to be outside US, you are left out by Google which at the time only allows users from US and UK to access the paid app store.