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Alcatel-Lucent to launch apps broker service

Alcatel-Lucent is moving into the high-profile applications space, acting as a mediator between operators and the independent developer community.

Report: Developers struggling to profit from Android apps

A report from Skyhook Wireless claims that Android OS developers are frustrated with low download volumes, poor marketplace design and discovery options, and lack of an effective consumer billing system.

Alcatel-Lucent moves into the apps space

Alcatel-Lucent has moved into the high-profile applications space in an effort to curry favour with operators worldwide examining this new business opportunity.

Orange jumps on apps store bandwagon

France Telecom’s Orange has become the latest mobile operator to move into the apps store space, announcing today the launch of the ‘Orange App Shop.’

Nokia claims 1M daily app downloads, to revamp Ovi Store

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.

Samsung expands app store

Samsung has expanded its application store, Samsung Apps, to Omnia II (I8000) and Omnia LITE users in Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China.

Gartner: Global mobile apps spend to hit US6.2B in 2010

Consumer spending on mobile application stores will reach US$6.2 billion this year, according to new Gartner figures.

Google pulls support for Chinese Android phones

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.

Amazon opens up Kindle to apps

Online retail giant Amazon is planning to open up its Kindle e-reader device for new types of content in an apparent move to stave off competition from Apple’s new tablet, reports Dow Jones Newswires.

Google releases new Google Voice for iPhone

Reuters reports that Google yesterday unveiled a new version of its Internet phone service in its latest effort to bypass Apple’s gatekeepers and make Google Voice a popular service on the iPhone.