Thursday, December 8, 2011

ADWLauncher EX Receives Huge Update To Version Just In Time For Its Birthday (And Google's 10 Billion Download Celebration)

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.

[Updated everyday] Android Market Running "10 Billion Promo"

Google has announced that 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market, which is currently growing at 1 billion downloads every month.

BBX is now BlackBerry 10, likely due to BASIS lawsuit

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 You also wouldn't be RIM, as its official @BlackBerryDev Twitter account has announced that the "BBX" name has been replaced by "BlackBerry 10."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 updates Android Market, reviewer’s handset model & app version now included

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.

Kindle Fire arriving in the UK January 2012?

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. 

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to the Kindle Fire (unofficially)

Sure, installing CyanogenMod 7 on an Amazon Kindle Fire is cool and all. But xda-developers forum member x1011999 decided to skip Android 2.3 Gingerbread and port Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to run on Amazon’s $199 tablet.

Google+ update for Android includes search and fix for instant video uploads

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.

Google Chairman: Most new TVs will get Google TV by mid-2012

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."