Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.
Google Play store has outmatched Apple's iOS App Store by as much as 10%. It also showed that Google Play is solidifying it's foothold on emerging markets.
Verizon has its way.
Parrot launched their ASTEROID line of devices back in March. This device lineup consists of the Smart, Tablet and Mini -- all of which have access to the Parrot ASTEROID Market. Before anyone shifts focus thinking this is yet another market to download Android apps, the ASTEROID market does have one unique factor going for it. This market brings a focus on apps that are designed for use while in the car.
Verizon lately. Between launching multiple new 4G LTE devices, including the Galaxy Camera, to updating markets across the US with 4G LTE speeds. Last week we reported many new cities in the northwest were set to receive 4G LTE, but today Verizon has announced another 16 cities to add to their ever growing list.
Analysys International. The data from the report combines data from both device sales and ownership. If this report is true, it seems that no one can touch Android in China.
Verizon said its goal was to launch 400 4G LTE markets by the end of 2012. Due to a sizeable rollout over the last several months, the company will hit its goal two months early on October 18th, when it rolls out another 21 markets, bringing the grand total up to 417. The 4G LTE network was launched just 22 months ago.
Google+ isn't the only one getting new tricks today. Google has just rolled out some new goodies for the Play Store that should help our friendly developers make even more cash money. Google Added in-app billing last year but today we now have in-app subscriptions. As of today developers can offer in-app payments for monthly or annual subscriptions to games, magazines and more.