Posts Tagged ‘Android Market’

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.

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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.

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You’re probably already well aware of what Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition is, especially considering we only told you about the iOS version earlier into the day. Even though owners of iPhones, iPads and even iPod touches have been playing the game for a while already, those affiliated with Android can now also play along after the game went live on the Android Market.

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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!

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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.

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Android Market is not available officially on the newly released Kindle Fire. Since Amazon released the source code for the Fire, however, the device had been rooted making it possible to add it anyway. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you’ll be well on your way to browsing the Market then installing apps and games right on your device!

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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.

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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.

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Two new forms of Android malware are now in the wild. The first one is a new variant of DroidDream Light, which has been spotted on the Android Market by Android anti-malware maker Lookout. The second one, a lot more serious, is known as Zitmo, has the ability to intercept banking data from unsuspecting users. These two threats have caused many to question Google’s policy on allowing all apps to make it to the platform without any previous approval.

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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.

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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.

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Having spent a fair amount of time in it’s beta stage, Dropbox for Android is finally available now for everyone to try on the Android Market. Syncing files from your Android device to the Dropbox cloud space will now be a snap! The whole idea is to enable you to store all types of media on the cloud space so that you can later on view it from anywhere, anytime, from any device. The Dropbox app for Android does this task as smoothly as it’s iPhone counterpart.

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