Android market articles

Google Bouncer boots malicious apps from Android Market

Google's relaxed stance on app screening on its Marketplace has been known to let a quite few malicious apps slip under the radar. Whether security concerns surrounding its Android platform are accurate or exaggerated, the company is taking them seriously…

App downloads surged to 1.2 billion during Christmas week

According to Flurry Analytics, during the final week of December over 1.2 billion apps were downloaded onto mobile devices, worldwide. This number bests the previous record set for most apps downloaded in a single week by nearly 70%. Records for…

Google adds five app-finding features to Android Market

One of the biggest problems with app stores is being able to find the app you want amongst the hundreds of thousands available. This poor experience hurts both consumers wanting to use great apps and developers wanting to make money…

Google TV getting Android Market access via Android 3.1 update

Google officially launched Android 3.1 (codenamed Honeycomb) yesterday. The minor update to Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) is being made available to various tablets, starting with the first tablet that launched with the tablet-optimized version of Android: the Motorola Xoom. At…

Android Market officially hits 100,000 apps

Nearly two years since it formally opened for business, the Android Market has hit the 100,000 apps mark, passing a significant milestone for Google's Android mobile operating system. The search giant made the announcement via a simple message on its…