applications

Android Market app size limit pushed to 4GB from 50MB

Prior to now, Android applications have been limited to 50MB, and developers have had to trim down their work to fit that criteria. The new maximum application size of 4GB doesn't necessarily mean the size of the APK will be increased, but rather the Android Market will host the application's expansion files. This will help the Google keep a closer eye on when a user completely finishes the download of a large application to properly start the refund period.

Yahoo unveils new app search option for Android

Yahoo, that search engine you used sometime back in the 90's is apparently staying with the times and have just added an entirely new option to their search results. Updating and trying to stay relevant they've added an "Apps" tab right to their front page for search results. If you had a hard time finding apps before, this could be your solution.

Google Docs receives update, Brings offline access and better tablet support

Google has just issued another update for their popular Google Docs for Android app. While many of Google's apps are awesome they seem to release a few that don't have that great of tablet support -- something that just doesn't make sense to us. Today they've updated Docs with not only offline support, but they've also improved the tablet look and experience.

Sony “Dot Switch” video teases universal remote control app

Sony Japan has recently released a teaser video showing what they are calling "Dot Switch". The video is just a simple tease and shows us what appears to be some sort of home automation application or universal remote control. It is weird, and a little confusing so hopefully we'll learn more before the unveiling in February.

CES 2012 App for Android available this week

The CES 2012 Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the largest electronics show of its kind, is only a week away. Attendance is always huge, as much of the new and upcoming 2012 product is introduced at this show. There are demos and education, keynote speeches by the most major names in the industry, and vendor booths galore. The show has become so large that there is a CES app you can download to your Android phone, newly available this week.

Happy Holidays: Top apps for your new Android Smartphone

It's the holiday season and everyone should be full of good food and surrounded with friends or family. You might be having hot cocoa this Christmas morning, or maybe even some Mimosa -- either way we hope you enjoy it. Here at Android Community we decided to round up a small list of our must have top apps for that new smartphone anyone may have received for Christmas. Below are just a few of many we thought were worth mentioning. Hit that little white and green icon shaped like a shopping bag titled "Market" and get started.
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