Agreegated report on Android news around the globe and China Mar.21-Apr.3

 

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Keywords: Growth, In-app Payment, Amazone App Store, browser, HTML5

 

Growth


Google Android Growth Strengthens With 33 Percent Of Market Share


The latest data is showing that Androids growth continues with 7.0 percentage points since November 2010. This put Google Android at %33 of the market share. Blackberry dropped by 4.6 percent over the same time period landing at 28.9 percent of the market.

IDC: Android, Windows Phone 7 Will Lead 2015 Smartphone Market

According to an IDC report released Tuesday, Google’s Android OS will lead the smartphone market, claiming 39.5 percent of the market by the end of 2011 and 45.4 percent by 2015…


Operating System

2011 Market Share

2015 Market Share

Android

39.5%

45.4%

BlackBerry

14.9%

13.7%

iOS

15.7%

15.3%

Symbian

20.9%

0.2%

Windows Mobile

5.5%

20.9%

Other

3.5%

4.6%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker


 

Android Update


In-app Billing Launched on Android Market on March 29

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Android Market In-app Billing to developers and users. As an Android developer, you will now be able to publish apps that use In-app Billing and your users can make purchases from within your apps.

In-app Billing gives you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other billing models. If you aren’t yet familiar with In-app Billing, we encourage you to learn more about it

Note: You can also find Angry Birds’s approach to In-app payment at here.

Google Delays Open-Sourcing Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”: Do No Evil?



Google Inc. said it will temporarily limit access to the newest version of its Android software, a move that runs counter to the open-source philosophy on which the Internet giant has based its popular mobile operating system…

Android Industry


Amazon Appstore went Live on Marh 22, Features 3,800 Android Apps


Pretty much on track, Amazon launched its Android App Store today as rumors suggested and despite the recent Apple lawsuit for trademark, it’s still wearing the “Appstore” name — given that it’s “Appstore” in one word instead of “App Store” in two.

The address to bookmark is www.amazon.com/appstore and there will also be a dedicated Android application ready for download…


Mobile Firefox Skips Flash In Favor Of HTML5
Techcrunch


A week after launching the official release of Firefox 4, Mozilla is following up today withMobile Firefox for Android and Maemo phones…

China Mobile to Release Its Own Mobile Browser
TechNode

It’s not clear if China Mobile’s OPhone project is doing well or not, but obviously China Mobile continues seeking the way of strengthening its mobile Internet market position. Its target market is the mobile browser, and news says China Mobile’s Android-based mobile browser is in beta test, named Surfing.

This newsletter is created for you as an app developer to grasp key information about Android among all the news noises. We aim to update it on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. If you find this newsletter is not interesting, you can mute us by clicking

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