Christmas marks record high for Android and iOS activiations, app downloads

Smartphones and tablets have surpassed the luxury phase, and are proliferating the market as every day household items. Though they still haven’t taken over feature phones, which own around 60 percent of the market, smartphones are widely adopted. Because of that adoption, they are being given as gifts left and right, with 2011 being the biggest year for Android and iOS devices as of yet.

Rockstar announces release date and price for iPad version of Grand Theft Auto III

Rockstar games posted the release date and price point for the 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto III, soon to be available for “select new generation iOS and Android devices.” This new mobile edition of GTA III for mobile devices will be on the App Store and the Android Marketplace starting on December 15th, and will be released at a price of $4.99.

Android Market gets movie rentals

Google is launching a movie rental store within its Android Marketplace, the company said today at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. The store will basically be a carbon copy of the movie rental store that’s available through Apple’s App Store. Users pay around $2 to rent movies and stream them over the Internet in high-definition.