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Class Action Lawsuit Heading to Google over Refunds

March 19th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

The industry complaint over and over when Google introduced the 48-hour refund policy in the early years of Android. Since then, the refund period was limited to 15 minutes and this is about to cause a new headache for the company.

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Bye bye Android Market, Hi Google Play

March 7th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution, Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Last night, Google introduced Google Play. Google Play is set to replace the good old Android Market. Google hopes this move to the new identity will improve the discovery of non-app related content.

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Google to Renew Android Market

July 13th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Last night, Google announced yet another make-over for its Android Market. This time, Google will be dropping the curved layout for a tiled one (who else does that!?) to better use the available screen-estate.

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Distimo: Android to surpass iOS App Store in Numbers

May 1st, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Research & Stats | No Comments »

According to Dutch analytics company Distimo, the Android Market will soon be bigger than the iTunes App Store. Currently, the App Store holds 333.000 apps and Android Market holds 206.000.

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Vendors get Their Own Android Market

April 13th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Google has extended Android Market with the possibility for hardware vendors (and potentially operators) to launch their own sections on Android Market. Google follows Bada and WP7 in this move.

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Google and NTTDoCoMo Start Carrier Billing

April 8th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Good news for many developers today as Google and NTTDoCoMo have started to roll out carrier billing on the Android Market. The lack of carrier billing has always been an issue for many.

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Lookout: Android Market Grew 127%

February 17th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Platforms: iOS, Research & Stats | No Comments »

US research bureau Lookout has calculated that Android Market grew 127% over the past six months. Apple’s growth in percentage is significantly lower with ‘just’ 44%.

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Google Launches Android Market Web Frontend

February 3rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

More big news from Google as the giant announced the availability of a web based frontend to the Android Market service. Until now, consumers had to settle with third party frontends to browse apps on their PC’s.

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Google Announces In-App Payments on Android Market

February 3rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

During their press event last night, Google announced the support for in-app payments in Android Market. With the release of in-app payments, developers can trial their iOS strategies on Android.

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Android 2.2 Dominates

January 18th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Research & Stats | No Comments »

Google’s most recent numbers show Android 2.2 is dominating the Android Market. 51.8% of the Android Market users use devices with this Android version. Android 2.1 is second most popular with 35.2% of users on it.

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