Android Market Updated For Older Android Phones
Oct 11, 2010, 9:34 AM by Philip Berne
Android phones running Android 1.6 or better, but not the newest Android Froyo system, will start seeing an updated Android App Market. The new market brings these older phones in line with the newer App Market features. Phones will be able to update apps in bulk, and apps will be able to update themselves automatically. The new App Market also features a tabbed browsing interface. The update is rolling out without notification to eligible devices.
Hands On with RCA's New Senior Phone
Feature phones with big, traditional buttons are becoming rare, but there's still a market for them among older consumers. RCA has a new phone out to address this market, with a number of senior-friendly features, and it costs just $29.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Google to Drop Support for Android Market in Eclair and Older
Google today said it will no longer support the Android Market application on devices running Android 2.1 Eclair and older after June 30. Once the change takes place, devices running those operating systems will no longer have access to the Android Market, which was the original app store for Android devices.
Android Wear App Gains New Design
Google has updated the Android Wear app for smartphones ahead of the Android Wear system update for smartwatches. The smartphone Android Wear app has a brand new design that more closely matches Google's Material Design concepts.
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Everything else is just the N1 with the manufacturer and carriers crap added to it.
Nonetheless, it's still all in the spirit of Android: an open platform that allows the ma...
It's not 'open' - it's not GPL, it's not some community-driven so...