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Samsung Apps penetration reaches 109 markets

Samsung has marked the first anniversary of its Samsung Apps store by announcing that it is now available in 109 countries. First launched in September 2009 in “select European and Asian countries”, the company says the store has been growing “at a rapid pace, riding on the successful global launch of the Samsung Wave smartphone.”

Report: Consumers will overcome resistance to in-app ads

Consumer resistance to in-app mobile ads will be overcome in the next few years and create a market worth over US$860 million in North America alone by 2014

Lenovo to develop in-house apps

Chinese laptop giant Lenovo aims to develop smartphone applications in-house as it seeks to win market share from the likes of Apple

Cydia and Rock create jailbreak apps leader

Two so-called ‘jailbreak’ apps stores – Cydia and Rock – have joined forces to create what is thought to be the world’s largest third-party app store for jailbroken devices

Apple unveils major changes for iOS developer community

Apple updated the terms and conditions of its developer agreement, which was seen as opening the way for apps created using Flash and Java to make their way to iOS devices.

Android 2.2 users grow share

Version 2.2 of Android is gaining momentum compared to older, more established versions of the operating system

Qualcomm demos AR apps

Qualcomm demonstrated a raft of augmented reality (AR) apps at its IQ 2010 event in London last week

Apple announces major changes for developer community

Apple has announced two changes in the terms and conditions in place for its iOS developer community, which are likely to significantly impact the way in which developers can work with the platform. The moves also go some way to bringing Adobe’s Flash technology into the fold, although not completely.

Google may limit Android Market access for tablets

Google may not allow makers of tablet computers powered by the Android operating system to include Android Market support on all devices, with Hugo Barra, the company’s mobile product management director, arguing that “we have to make sure that every device meets the criteria for a good experience for Android Market.”

Palm App Catalog offers cheapest apps

The Palm App Catalog offers consumers the lowest priced apps of all the major app stores whilst BlackBerry App World is at the opposite end of the spectrum