Verizon Wireless Launches Mobile Web Games and Apps Store
Today Verizon Wireless announced a new way for its subscribers to reach content from their handsets. The Mobile Web Games and Apps Store lets customers preview, sample and order games and applications directly from their phone's browser. The new apps store is available to Get It Now-capable phones with either WAP browsers or full HTML browsers. It also has a search function that allows users to seek out applications and games directly, rather than navigating through the store's menus. The Mobile Web Games and Apps Store is free to use as long as customers are already subscribed to a data plan. Applications and games are priced individually.
Google Play Store Update Hitting Android Devices
Google has redesigned the Play Store and is pushing the new version to Android devices this week. The refreshed content store is significantly altered and makes locating apps, games, movies, TV, and music easier on the eyes thanks to new tabs.
Google Adds Actual Games to Mobile Search
Google today made several simple games available to play directly in search results. Performing a search for solitaire will bring up a playable version of the card game.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.
Google Play Games Adds Gameplay Recording
Google today updated the Play Games app with the ability to record and share gameplay. The app supports the user-facing camera for recording commentary, and simple editing tools for trimming clips.
welcome to 2009
App stores are typically run by the manufacturer...not the carrier (atleast on smartphones).
Get It Now?