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Android Market listings will soon be able to display demo videos

It's hard to convey what some applications actually do through the use of static screenshots. Take apps like Dropbox, Fiabee, or Awesome Drop, for example. It's just not that easy to explain in two images how files get from your desktop to the cloud and then down to your phone. A video demo, however, could be a lot more useful -- and soon apps in the Android Market will be able to display them. ...

Android Market now supports carrier billing on AT&T

Carrier billing is now available for the Android Market in the US for AT&T customers. Previously, only T-Mobile customers had the possibility of having the items they bought on the Android Market show up on their phone bill, thus not being forced to use Google Checkout to pay for any app or game purchases. Carrier billing makes impulse buying decisions much easier, and as such may have a...

Android Market update begins roll out to Android 1.6+ devices

We've seen an updated version of the Android Market first announced and then leaked on the interwebs for 1.6 'Donut' and above. But now Google's let slip that the updated Android Market, which features two new categories among many other refinements, will be rolling out to all Android 1.6 or later devices within the next two weeks. Checking the comments shows that a few lucky souls have already...

Hands-on with the new Android Market app, and where you can get it

It's only been a day since the Android team announced the rollout for the Android Market update, which would bring new app categories, new developer options, and a sleeker interface -- but leave it to the Android community to get ahold of the updated package early. The APK was posted in a thread at the XDA Developers forum, and was promptly put to the test by dozens of devs and users alike....

Android Market getting a much-needed update with two new categories and more to come

The Android Market client will be getting a very much-needed update over the next couple of weeks, as it rolls out to all Android devices running any version of the OS from 1.6 to current. The update will immediately add two new categories for widgets and live wallpapers, which will help alleviate some of the clogging that's been going on in other categories (due to the excessive amounts of...

Android 2.2 Market now shows apps similar to the one you're viewing

The Android Market has seemingly received a 'silent' update overnight. 'Silent' in this case means that you don't have to do any updating of your own, as its being pushed by Google from their end. The update brings a new 'Similar' tab that becomes available while you're viewing any app's information. And, as you'd expect, if you tap on this new tab it will show you a list of apps that Google's...

StumbleUpon for Android, now with 'app stumbling'

StumbleUpon for Android first appeared back in August. Its debut didn't bring much to the table: in effect, it was just a miniaturised version of the desktop browser toolbar. Today, however, with the release of version 1.3 for Android, StumbleUpon lets you stumble the Android Market. Don't get too excited just yet, though. App stumbling definitely works, but it's not an excellent experience by...

Eclair and Froyo claim over 75 percent of Android market share

Fragmentation is one of the biggest problems, or advantages depending on how you look at it, facing Android today. With phones, tablets, and smartbooks, all running differing versions of Google's mobile OS, getting an app to run well on them all is certainly a challenge. All is not lost, however, as the latest Android Market analytics from big G show devices running Android 2.1, Eclair,...

Google's Gmail app hits the Android Market, with quoted text and Priority Inbox

Google has updated the Gmail app for Android, adding the ability to reveal more quoted text in your email threads and introducing limited support for Priority Inbox. Instead of taking up a bunch of space on your small mobile screen with quotes from previous emails, the Gmail app now has a "show quoted text" button, so you can reveal older parts of a conversation as needed. Actions like reply,...

PayPal rushes in to save Android Market

In news that plays like heavenly, August music upon the ears of disenfranchised Android users throughout the world, a PayPal checkout option may soon appear on the Android Market. It seems Bloomberg is running with an anonymous tip, and the story goes on to say that the deal is by no means confirmed -- but it sure would make a lot of sense if it's true! Currently you can only buy Android Market...

Zoomappy searches iPhone App Store, Android Market and Windows Marketplace

Zoomappy -- it's Zoom Appy, not Zoo Mappy -- is a quick way to search the three main mobile app stores: iPhone, Android Market and Windows Marketplace, all on one site. App icons are laid out in a zoomable grid format, and you can filter apps by publisher, price, sales rankings, whether an app requires Wi-Fi, and more. There are also genre collections available: "games" might be of particular...

NESoid lets you play classic NES games on your Android device

About ten years ago, I remember installing a PlayStation emulator on my PC. With marvel, wonder and awe, I played through Final Fantasy VII yet again. It was awesome! Both the MIDI orchestration and jaggy polygons were faithfully preserved and everything! I also remember that it was slow. My PC had a 600MHz processor, yet it struggled to emulate the 33MHz processor in the PlayStation 1. Fast...

Android Market apps now have to check in with licensing servers to confirm legitimacy

The Android Market is doing away with its current copy protection scheme for apps, because breaking protection to pirate the apps is a little bit too easy for the comfort of the developers who sell their software in the market. To protect its relationship with the all-important dev community, Google has launched a "licensing service" that verifies whether an app was legitimately purchased. This...

App Inventor lets you build your own Android app (well, soon: it's in closed beta)

Aimed at educators and the unwashed masses, here comes the Android App Inventor. It's been in development for a year and testing has already been carried out on "sixth graders, high school girls and nursing students," and, according to the New York Times it has been a resounding success. Just take a look at what Google has crafted! Read through the tutorials, or watch the video after the...

Got an Android phone? Check out AppBrain's new 'push' installer

One of the most impressive features of Android 2.2 Froyo shown off at Google I/O was its 'push' functionality. If you missed the keynote, it's worth watching -- but in short: you can push things from your desktop computer to your phone. Reading some news, but have to head off to work? Just click a button and it pops up on your phone. The same goes for apps: browse the Android Market on your...