ADWLauncher EX, one of the most popular launcher replacements on the Market, has received a major update just in time for the app's birthday, and Google's 10 Billion app download celebration, which is set to bring 10 apps a day to the Market for just $0.10 each over the next 10 days. ADWLauncher EX is one of the promoted apps today.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Google has announced that 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market, which is currently growing at 1 billion downloads every month.
If you were to choose a name of an important, new mobile operating system upon which you were pinning the future hopes of your beleaguered company, you would probably make sure you chose one that wouldn't become the target of a lawsuit that could require you to change the name. You also wouldn't be RIM, as its official @BlackBerryDev Twitter account has announced that the "BBX" name has been replaced by "BlackBerry 10."
Google has made a small but important improvement to the Android Market website, listing the handset model and version of the app next to a reviewer’s name when they leave a comment or review on an application.
Amazon's remained silent thus far about the Kindle Fire's international availability, but Know Your Mobile is reporting that the 7-inch Android tablet will be arriving in the UK sometime in January 2012.
The Android team is rolling out a new version of Google+ for the platform, and it includes a few features to keep it in line with its iOS counterpart.
We are not quite sure what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is eating or drinking lately, but whatever it is, it seems to be influencing him to make some rather "out there" predictions. For proof, consider his remarks today at the Le Web tech conference in Paris. As reported by Paid Content UK, Schmidt said, "By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded in it."