Nokia claims that its Ovi Store is experiencing around 1 million application downloads every day, although the Finnish company appears to have bowed to pressure and is set to launch a major revamp of the store next Spring.
Consumer spending on mobile application stores will reach US$6.2 billion this year, according to new Gartner figures.
Google has postponed the launch of two new Android phones that were scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow by China’s second-largest operator, China Unicom. The two handsets had been developed in partnership with vendors Samsung and Motorola, which – according to sources – have been notified by Google to eliminate all Google-related elements from the devices.
Nokia claims that its decision last month to make its Ovi Maps navigation service available for free has seen the service attract over 1.4 million downloads to date.