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T-Mobile UK unveils Android Market apps

T-Mobile UK has announced details of the first 50 applications available for free download from Android Market when the G1 device launches in the country on 30 October.

Reports: China Mobile preps proprietary mobile OS

China Mobile is understood to be working on its own proprietary mobile operating system and related mobile phone – known as the ‘Ophone’ – for launch soon, according to reports in the Chinese media.

AT&T pledges multiple mobile OS choice

AT&T has backtracked on comments made by a senior executive last week that suggested the US mobile operator could base all its future mobile devices on just one or two operating systems.

Apple’s Apps Store touts milestone

ITProPortal reports that Apple now offers more than 10,000 iPhone applications in its Apps Store and said users have downloaded more than 300 million applications since the store opened on July 11.

O2 launches app store

Pocket Gamer reports that O2 UK has officially launched its Litmus platform in the UK, providing an application store that allows developers to upload their apps and get feedback directly from users.

Samsung preps first Android phone for 2009

Samsung, the world’s second-largest handset vendor, has confirmed it will launch its first device based on Google’s Android platform this year.

Android offers paid-for apps

The Telegraph reports that  Google will ramp up its battle with Apple’s iPhone this month after confirming plans to allow developers to charge users to download applications to mobiles powered by Google’s ‘Android’ platform.

Report: Microsoft to unveil mobile apps in Barcelona

Microsoft is planning to launch a raft of new mobile products for its new Windows Mobile platform at next month’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, reports Ars Technica.

RIM calls for apps for BlackBerry Storefront

Research In Motion (RIM) has begun accepting submissions from third-party developers for applications for its ‘Storefront’ BlackBerry applications store.

Android Market dominates free apps model

Google’s Android Market is far and away the app store with the largest share of free applications according to the latest report from app store analytic company Distimo.