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Google's Android Market reaches 10 billion downloads

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Google's Android Market reaches 10 billion downloads - read the full textGoogle announced an impressive achievement for its mobile OS today - the ten billionth app download in its Android Market. While the milestone is impressive enough on its own, it is the rate of growth which is truly staggering - four billion of the downloads have taken place in the last six ...


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> In reply to hardbass @ 2011-12-07 04:29 from 3bm$ - click to readAre you comparing OS or phones? Coz the lag is highly dependent on the spec of the phone. All kinds of modern software has minimum & recommended requirements. You CAN'T compare OS by using different phones, and don't forget that iPhone & iOS are built under one company so they are highly optimized to work together--if you don't have an IT background you probably wouldn't understand what it means.
Did you take an iPhone 4S and compare it with some mid-end Android phone and say "woohoo iOS don't lag"?
To accurately compare OS you would need one generic phone that can interchangeably run Android, iOS, & WP7. THEN you can have your talk; "Only iOS and wp7 dont lag , I have testet all OS".

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  • 2011-12-12 04:33
  • wrve

> In reply to TruthSeekr @ 2011-12-07 04:04 from tRnj - click to readand what exactly would the problems be? Market Pollution? Global Market Warming? App shortage? Jobless devs?

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  • 2011-12-12 04:15
  • wrve

Going on its way too far..........leaving all behind...
That the way World is gonna Androidify......

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  • 2011-12-08 07:29
  • veFS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-07 01:35 from Jx25 - click to readFrom the point of view from developer, what is there to celebrate if you are unable to install and run the Apps/Games smoothly after you download. Downloading and able to utiltise are two separate issue.

How about a static figure to show the number of failure rate for the Apps in the Android market.

This apply to all Android power platform HTC,SE,LG,Samsung, i need to go down detail into respective individual model

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  • 2011-12-07 22:19
  • b%2X

Thanks for the update, just downloaded reckless racing, swiftkey, asphalt hd, Flick golf... x

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  • 2011-12-07 17:33
  • 3AxW

> In reply to hardbass @ 2011-12-07 04:29 from 3bm$ - click to readAll phones lag at some point, but spend 5x times for a placebo, cuz it runs 5ms faster... Its not the features of the phone... it is the lag...

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  • 2011-12-07 15:09
  • mB7n

Wow, yesterday when downloading an app i felt like steping on a new milestone: )

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  • 2011-12-07 13:51
  • HC%7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-07 01:31 from Jx25 - click to readYou cared enough to write a reply. And, have you ever heard about Alien Dalvik?

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  • 2011-12-07 11:43
  • pI{B

WOW this is huge...
but thanks, im waiting for my HTC Titan ;)

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  • 2011-12-07 09:57
  • vGnb

We've had the lumia800 in Romania for over 2 weeks by now. I find htc titan better and it has a better & bigger screen.

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  • 2011-12-07 09:56
  • srrb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-06 22:11 from nxEv - click to readTrust me the Lumia has been out for a week or so here in the UK. I would bet the world on it.

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  • 2011-12-07 09:24
  • ixum

iOS doesn't lag. WP7 doesn't lag. Android doesn't lag. Meego doesn't lag. Bada doesn't lag. And so on.. Bah! Everything doesn't lag according to y'all and it's never ending. If lag is your basis on a phone, just get a epic Nokia 1101 from ebay. I freakin' swear it won't lag.
Granny's using it, Ask her if her phone lags and she'll say "what is lag?"

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  • 2011-12-07 07:37
  • HvX$

> In reply to [deleted post]Yeah right, "in some parts of europe.." what about the rest of the world? lol!

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  • 2011-12-07 07:16
  • HvX$

Congratulation Google, HTC , Samsung , Sony Ericsson and the rest :). I hope you keep on improving the android market. The market is awesome now

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  • 2011-12-07 07:14
  • PSd1

> In reply to [deleted post]That's rich, considering that Apple makes most of their money selling iPhones, while Samsung has plenty of other Galaxy products.

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  • 2011-12-07 06:27
  • NB92

> In reply to [deleted post]so in your opinion Apple should be unsustainable too since they make all their profits from iPhones!

Such great logic!

If anything all manufacturers will have to price their hardware cheaper. Just look at the PC industry. You can run a semi-decent laptop for $500. The hardware industry is one of diminishing returns. It will happen.

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  • 2011-12-07 05:58
  • q{g@

> In reply to hi @ 2011-12-07 00:13 from Lh@5 - click to readdude.. unofficially flash your iphone3 with iOS5 and it'll lag. it's sthe same logic.

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  • 2011-12-07 05:31
  • uHVv

somehow i've got the impression that they've had already reached 10 billion downloads years ago~

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  • 2011-12-07 05:29
  • uHVv

> In reply to hardbass @ 2011-12-07 04:29 from 3bm$ - click to readSymbian with Custom Firmware & Android with Custom ROM doesnt lag. problem is not all people know how to do it.

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  • 2011-12-07 05:14
  • PRWV

Good job android

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  • 2011-12-07 04:32
  • ITj7

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