Apps

BlackBerry partners with Amazon for Android apps

Android apps running on BlackBerry? This isn't a new thing because apps have been running on BlackBerry 10 OS for some time now but the Canadian smartphone pioneer recently teamed up with Amazon. In line with the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic smartphone, this partnership is an effort to bring more Android goodness to the platform. The new smartphone is said to run BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1, Amazon Appstore, and an Android Runtime.

Xiaomi’s App Store marks 10B downloads, set to go international

China-based manufacturer Xiaomi is on a real high these days after the announcement that they have surpassed Samsung as the manufacturer with the third largest shipping volume in Q3 of 2014. To cap that off, Xiaomi’s app market – the Mi App Store – is celebrating its 10 billionth download and the outfit is planning to go international with the store.

Nokia Store to rebrand to Opera Mobile Store

Users of Nokia phones like the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Ahsa, and Nokia X devices that enjoy buying apps and games from the Nokia Store have a change coming they will want to be aware of. During the first half of 2015, the Nokia Store will be replaced with the Opera Mobile Store.

Facebook Groups app introduced

If you haven’t been maximizing your use of Facebook Groups to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues, then the new app may make you use it more this time. The top social network has just introduced a new Facebook Groups app that allows people to share faster with their groups.

Google Chrome hack allows Android apps to run on any desktop

Recently, Google made an interesting addition to Chrome which allows it to run certain Android applications through what it called ARC or “App Runtime for Chrome”. There were limits to what ARC could do – like running only on Chrome OS and only for certain apps – but the good Android developers generally dislike limits, so a developer named “Vladimir” went on a process of taking the limits away.

Google’s App Indexing brings search engine power to locating apps

Remember those heady days of 1998 where a lot of us were so amazed at the way the Google search engine could find virtually anything on the intarwebs? That was a result of ground breaking search indexing algorithms that placed Google on top of the search engine pile. Fast forward to now, and Google is set to apply the same algorithms so that your apps will show up in related searches better. Sounds yummy, right?

Futu Hoki is Air Hockey on steroids

Air Hockey is probably one of those games that would always bring about an air of nostalgia for those who’ve lived in dorms or attended a frat party at least once in their life. But a new Android game is not the air hockey of your childhood. Well it could be, if your table was on steroids and your dorm had psychedelic decoration and if your opponents were wielding laser guns.

Most smartphone users download this many apps per month: zero

In summer of 2008, Apple introduced another game-changer that would affect the way people used smartphones moving forward – the iPhone App Store. This has now contributed to the global consciousness about apps, and Google saw that this was the only way to go to peddle its apps as well through the Android Market, concluding in the current incarnation of the Google Play Store. But why does comScore’s new data point to a staggering truth – that most smartphone users average ZERO app downloads in a month?
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