EXCLUSIVE: Google’s Android Market is growing at such a fast rate that app analytics company Distimo claims it could boast as many apps as Apple’s App Store for iPhone by the end of this year.
Soundtracking, an app that let’s mobile users share their thoughts about the music they are listening to, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times in the two weeks since it first launched in Apple’s App Store, says Steve Jang, co founder and chief executive of the app’s creator Schematic Labs.
Mozilla has launched a mobile version of its Firefox web browser that is designed for Android-based smartphones.
Reports this week suggest that Google is struggling to stimulate developer support for Android Honeycomb (3.0), despite the fact that high-profile tablets based on the platform – notably Motorola’s new Xoom – are already shipping.
Google has announced the first Android apps that will support in-app billing, a feature that went live on the platform this week.
Telefonica has joined forces with Microsoft to release an SDK that will enable developers who create applications for the latter’s .NET platform to incorporate APIs from the operator’s new BlueVia platform.