Well, the WSJ had suggested it was going to happen this week, and the paper was right.  A few minutes ago Google’s Eric Chu announced on the Android Developers Blog that the US and UK versions... of the Android Market would now allow for non-free apps to be offered up for sale.

Now that developers can expect to make some coin from their work, we think that there will be a big wave of new...

According to a story run on the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Google is set to open up paid applications on the Android Market this week.  The statement is made in a rather matter of fact way that... cites no sources, anonymous or otherwise.

Google, too, hosts an application store, dubbed the Android Market, for phones running its Android mobile operating system, the first of which is the G...

Slashphone has posted a list of the bug fixes and new features that are part of the new RC33 Firmware 1.1 update that started filtering out to T-Mobile G1 users this week.

New features include... the Android Market’s application update check and new comment spam marking function, Google’s Voice Search, and the ability to save photos from MMS messages.

In terms of bugs, the em...

A new site called AndroidStats.com is providing people with a list of the top selling Android games and other apps from the Android Market.  It’s nothing earth shattering, but it does make it... easy to see what apps are moving on the Market

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Google’s Eric Chu sent out an email message to Android Market participants recently that outlines some of the company’s plans for the future of the Android Market.  In particular, Eric... explained that developers will be able to target specific countries with an application, which will allow them to offer, for example, a French version of the app to customers in France and an English...

Zicam Cold & Flu Companion

The makers of cold and flu medication Zicam have released an application for Android that lets users monitor the risk of catching a cold... or the flu in their specific area.  The free application is available from the Android Market and will provide risk information based on the ZIP code that the user enters.

The app tells users...

Eric Chu over at the Android Developer Blog posted some additional details on the workings of the Android Market from the developer’s perspective.

Starting on October 27th, 2008, developers... will be able to register themselves and then upload their applications to the Android Market. The one-time registration fee will cost each developer $25, which covers the cost of Google authenticating th...

Android is sad

We’re not sure what the reasoning is, but of the 50 or so applications that were available on the G1’s Android Market when we first received... the device two weeks back, only 15 remain.

Say what?

A number of good apps and games that we currently have running on one of our G1 phones are no longer available to the general public...

It seems that Apple is not the only player in the mobile world that has implemented a kill switch to disable/remove applications that are discovered to be dangerous. While we don’t know if the... functionality is actually in the Android OS yet, Google mentions it in its terms and conditions.

Computer World has posted a piece on the details.

The important point, I suppose, is that...

Today Google’s Eric Chu provided details on its upcoming Android Market application store – something Andy Rubin had hinted at before. The Android Market will allow developers to offer both... free and for-purchase applications to people with Android based smartphones. Built-in support for the Android Market will be included in the Android OS.

Google will host the application store, wh...