Google Play vs Windows Marketplace

Apps, apps, and more apps! It takes more than just a fancy device sporting an incredible HD display, a great camera, and amazing processing capabilities to make a phone... truly “smart”. Honestly, it’s all about the apps. An “app market” is a one-stop shop for getting games and other Internet applications such as Google+, Angry Birds, and more...

Adobe Flash Update Android

Back in May 2010, when Android 2.2 FroYo was released with support for Adobe Flash, the entire Android ecosystem glittered with pride, as Flash support was the one thing that the Apple iPhone... and its iOS lacked, and still lack to the date of this article.

Given that, since then, the web has been slowly moving to HTML 5 (some say smartphone apps will take that path as well in the near...

google-play-front

For people who don’t have credit cards or are uncomfortable using them for digital transactions, buying things on Google Play can be a rather difficult endeavor, if at all possible. The good... news is the Play Store now allows customers to buy things and charge them to their carrier’s bills. While initially the purchase was limited only to apps, Google has expanded the options to include the...

googleplay

Everyone remembers iTunes and the success and impact it had on the music market. It marked one of the first times that people had access to an online library full of almost every song out there.... The best part was that most songs cost just $.99.

Today, we are now faced choice from competitors like Zune, a subscription based network that offers unlimited streaming and downloading for a month...

Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus

When Google senior vice president of mobile and digital content Andy Rubin made the announcement that the company will start selling Galaxy Nexus on Google Play, the whole world erupts in cheers.... That’s a slight exaggeration, we know, but because the flagship device is priced at an OMG-price of $399 unlocked (!!), who wouldn’t get excited and want to snap up the phone with its 4.65-inch display...

the-terminator

When Google rebranded Android Market as the Google Play, it seems it really wanted users to play more rented movies on their Android devices. Upon securing deals with several major movie studios,... the most recent being the deal that saw 500 movies from Paramount Pictures heading to Google Play and YouTube,  the latest licensing deal sees Google and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cozying up together to bring a...

google-paramount

In its bidding to become competitive against content provider/distributor juggernauts like Apple and Amazon, Google has been taking an aggressive stance to make sure that Google Play, the company’s... mobile storefront, has the goods necessary to keep the Android ecosystem attractive. This is true not just in terms of apps availability, but also for books, music, movies, and other entertainment products. Th...

android fragmentation boogie monster

Android fragmentation is a huge problem. Or at least, that’s what we all think after listening to technology experts, web developers, game developers, and simple technology geeks, all talking... about fragmentation as if were a nuclear war or a shattering earthquake.

Pretty much every discussion and debate regarding Android’s strong and weak points right now starts with what most people...

google amazon money

According to a recent study conducted by mobile app analytics firm Flurry, Google Play (it still has an odd ring to it, doesn’t it?) is not only behind the iTunes App Store when talking... about revenues from in-app purchases, but is trumped by Amazon Appstore’s ability of getting users to pay for these kinds of “acquisitions”.

The guys at Flurry conducting the study showed...

temple-run-android

Temple Run, the ridiculously popular iOS game that has been downloaded over 40 million times, is finally making its way to Android platform.  Having been promised for a February release by... the game developer, we don’t mind the one month delay if it means finally experiencing first-hand what people on the dark other side have been raving about. 40 million people can’t be wrong, sure...