Amazon's Appstore is posting massive growth this year. A large reason for this large success is due to the popularity of the its Kindle Fire line of tablets, which do not have access to Google Play, so the Amazon Appstore is their only option. Amazon also has great developer features that are helping to spur the large growth.
Author: Dave LeClair
Samsung's likely Galaxy S IV. We heard that Samsung may have three new devices in development, and the one that most people took notice of is "Project J," which is likely to be the Galaxy S IV. The most recent rumor on the Galaxy S IV did not tell us any details about the device, just stated that Samsung is actually working on it.
MetroPCS is adding a new device to its smartphone lineup. The new device is an upgrade to the Samsung Admire. It adds 4G LTE connectivity to the entry-level Samsung smartphone. Besides 4G connectivity, the device also comes equipped with some other upgrades and improvements, and it maintains an affordable price tag.
Apple and Samsung are going to a place they both should be all too familiar with today; the courtroom. Samsung is hoping to fight off that massive $1bn judgement against them. Apple, on the other hand, is actually hoping to get another $535m tacked on to the judgement. Apple is arguing that because the jury ruled that Samsung's infringement was willful, it should be required to pay an even higher penalty.
Apple and HTC came to an agreement last month that ended a two-year battle between the two companies. At first, we heard that Apple was receiving $6-$8 for every phone HTC sold, but HTC has since shot that down. Shortly after the ruling, Samsung was given access to the agreement since it could affect its own patents and suits.
Nexus 4 is a hot item. Google Play is selling out of them faster than they can make them. T-Mobile sold out of its initial stock in just a matter of hours, and then it restocked and sold out of that almost as quickly. Well now the phone is back in stock again, but something immediately stands out as being different from the previous listings on T-Mobile.
TomTom, one of the leaders in GPS navigation, has just dropped an update for its Android app. The update adds some new features, but the most important part of the update is that it adds support for more than 200 new Android devices. This means a ton of new people will be able to use the app to find their way from one place to another.
Amazon has launched a service called FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire that is a kid-friendly entertainment service designed to keep kids happy and entertained. The subscription-based service pulls in books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows that are specifically designed with young people in mind.
PhoneJoy Play has hit Kickstarter, and it's a controller that supports almost any device you can think of.