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[News] Applications for Linux-based Android Cheaper

  • Subject: [News] Applications for Linux-based Android Cheaper
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:14:42 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Report: More than half of Android apps are free

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| Google's Android Market offers the largest 
| share of free apps at 57 percent, while 
| the Windows Mobile Marketplace offers the 
| smallest share at 22 percent, says a 
| report on mobile app stores released last 
| week by Distimo.


iPhone apps pricier than most 

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| Apple wins the battle with Android for 
| hosting the most paid applications, which 
| are also on the whole more expensive than 
| its open source rival's. 
| According to a report by Distimo, the iPad 
| store boasts the largest percentage of 
| paid-for apps, at 80%, with the iPhone 
| commanding 73% of costly applications, in 
| contrast to Google's Android store where 
| the majority of apps are free.


AT&T Says Apps Lock Down Is for Users' Benefit

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| The Android operating system is a free 
| Linux-based open-source platform for 
| mobile devices. It managed to appeal a lot 
| to users around the world, mainly due to 
| the fact that it can take great advantage 
| of the hardware resources packed inside 
| mobile phones. Already adopted by a wide 
| range of manufacturers and carriers around 
| the world, Android has all chances to lead 
| the smartphone market in the near future. 



Watching Netflix on Android is Only a Matter of Time

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| A job listing for an "Android Video Playback
| Expert" under Partner Product Development
| has been spotted on the Netflix job listing
| page (via BGR > Nerdcast).
| Under the description of the position,
| Netflix says it's looking for "a great
| engineer to help us build Instant Streaming
| client implementations on Android devices."

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