In this week’s Google Play Weekly we talk about iOS apps on Android, OEM skin apps anywhere, Portal, Half-Life 2, and some Android apps you shouldn’t miss!
Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices. Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on the Android kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel
Previously iOS-exclusive, the intense and addictive action game Impossible Road has finally arrived on Android. The game hit the Google Play Store last Monday and can be bought for $1.99.
Browser bookmarks enable us to save our favorite Web links for access later. If you think of the Web as a supersized digital book, Web bookmarks work like real-life bookmarks by allowing us... to mark a location on the Web that we intend to go back to later. Other browser programs aptly use the term “Favorites” for such collections of links.
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The ridiculously popular game Flappy Bird saw fame come quickly and, apparently, go just as quickly as the game is slated to be taken down completely. That is not the last we’ll hear from the developer, though!
While the outlook for Android in general is positive, there is less impressive news for some handset manufacturers.
Research firm Gartner says there will be over 1.1 billion Android devices shipped this year, of the total 2.5 billion of combined phones, PCs, tablets and ultramobiles.
Android is starting to catch up to iOS in terms of mobile gaming, though it isn’t quite there yet. Read on for more!
In app purchases have drawn a lot of ire from people lately. The bad news is its never going away, but the good news is that it may get better.
Eric Schmidt posted on his Google+ profile a very detailed guide on how to switch from iPhone to Android. Check it out!