Instagram is now what I'd consider an instant hit classic for the world of Android. With over 30 million users on iOS Instagram launched for Android yesterday and has seen huge download numbers. Overnight Instagram managed to get well over 1 million downloads, and possibly as many as 5 million according to the Google Play Store.
Temple Run launched for Android on Tuesday and instantly was a popular hit. It's only been three days and they've reported well over 1 million downloads on Android. With many new games there are bugs, some devices aren't supported, and you get the occasional problem or crash. It's only been out a few days and they've already issued their first update.
Google Play Store, and some were reporting that their paid application lists were completely missing. Some went as far as to say the market was asking them to purchase said apps again. After receiving a few more complaints, and seeing several threads appear at XDA regarding the issue we now have good news.
Temple Run for Android will finally and officially be available for phones and tablets starting tomorrow, March 27th in the Google Play Store, formerly known as the Android Market. As soon as I see it available I'll be sure and shout.
Verizon is poised to win the 4G LTE battle. With the comments made yesterday that Verizon will be passing the 200 mark of available 4G LTE networks across the US, and their plans to reach over 400 by year's end and double their reach, today they've updated everyone and announced 8 new 4G LTE markets will get the green light. Tomorrow March 15th they'll active 8 more, plus be expanding in multiple markets all listed below.
Google Play Store and now we've learned that Eric Chu, Android Team and Market Manager of the past 4 years has stepped away from the Market, and will no longer be in charge of the new Play Store.