Facebook’s betting a lot on its Home Android skin — but it looks like users aren’t biting just yet.
Android gamers may get a friends list, in-game chat, and more from Google.
Google Play is quickly catching up to Apple’s App Store, both in download numbers and in revenue.
Maker of Kanzi user interface comes up with a new benchmarking tool for mobile.
Google is rolling out a crisp, clean redesign to Google Play. It’s about time.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
“Most app makers are trustworthy,” the ad says. “However, in the wrong hands, who knows what they’ll do with your info?”
WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play.
Editor’s Pick Mobile monetization is separating the industry into the haves and have-nots.
Mobile search-optimization engine tool maker SearchMan has figured out which store does better with search discovery.
March Madness brackets are being filled out on mobile with increasing frequency
This past month, Google Maps lost its position as the most downloaded app on Apple’s iOS store — to another Google app, YouTube.
Fetch enables users to find games and apps based on personalized preferences.
And what the data shows is that the top apps on Amazon are very, very different than Google Play.
Google could bring its war against Android ad-blocking apps to Chrome, according to AdBlock Plus co-founder Till Faida.
Ad-focused Google is going after ad-blocking AdBlock Plus. Who would’ve thunk it?
Google Play turned one today, and in honor of the birthday, Google is celebrating by giving gifts. Gifts for you, that is, and your Android device.
Google had its first $50 billion year in 2012. With its massive investments in mobile, someday it might make that much just on the little plastic and metal devices we carry in our pockets. Here’s how.
December saw an astounding increase in revenues and downloads for mobile games.
Apple’s app store is still bigger than Google Play and still earns much more revenue. But while Google’s app store grew revenue 200 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple’s iOS app store grew only 20 percent.
Asia loves apps, apparently. Especially if they’re games.
Google actually caught up with Apple in October — or got close enough that the distinction became academic — with 700,000 apps.
Devices launched, Maps killed it, and Mayer left the building! Here are Google’s highlights from 2012.
New Android trojan app will make you think it’s taking you to the Google Play store, but in the background could use you to take down websites.
Whatever device market share numbers are saying, the Apple’s iOS app store is still the king of mobile apps stores, by far. Apple had better not rest on its laurels, however: Google Play is growing twice as fast.
Mobile payment company Bango has integrated Google Play billing with carrier billing, announcing Australian carrier Telestra as its first client.
You know the old story about statistics and liars, right? Statistics lie, and liars use statistics, or so the old saw says. There’s a good reason for that: statistics are so damn easy to lie with. Even when you don’t mean to.
This morning App Annie released a new global index report on app store revenues, which included statements like “iOS revenue contracted 0.7 percent” and “iOS revenue growth has been modest this year at just 12.9 percent.” Apple contacted me this afternoon to call bullshit on those numbers.
Apple’s App Store is still the king of mobile apps stores, with the four times the revenue of Google Play, but Google Play is growing much, much faster than the App Store.
Demand for LG’s Nexus 4 seems to be greater than expected, as Google Play is already sold out of the phone.
The Google Play Store now has 700,000 Android apps, finally catching up to roughly the same number of programs in Apple’s App Store.
Free is the ultimate weapon — for the world’s biggest advertising company.
Today, Google launched a new developer dashboard for Android devs and all their Google Play-bound apps.
As of today, Google is allowing developers to build free trial periods into their subscription apps.
Android tablet apps are notoriously of mixed quality. Google hopes to correct that — and fast, since holiday sales are coming up soon.
Google is rolling out nice update to its Google TV platform today that allows users to buy movies, TV shows, and music through the Google Play store.
That’s billion with a capital B. Here’s why the upgraded Android Market is stronger than ever before.
With almost 740,000 active apps in the Apple ecosystem and similarly huge numbers in Google Play, how is a mobile app developer to stand out?
Boingo is teaming up with Google Play to offer free Wi-Fi in airports and hotels — but iPhone and iPad owners won’t get any love.
MoMinis has modified its PlayScape mega game so it is part of every game in its network, rather than a separate app.