Marquee Apps Flood Marketplace for Windows Phone 7
Today marked the official launch of the Marketplace for Windows Phone, as WP7 handsets go on sale in other markets around the world. With the launch, a number of big-name applications have been added to the Marketplace, and should offer most users what they need to make up for functionality not provided by WP7 itself. Some social networking apps available include Facebook, Foursquare, Seesmic and other Twitter clients. Games available include Bejeweled, Frogger, Monopoly, Tetris, and The Sims. Entertainment apps include Netflix, IMDb, Fandango, Flixster, Ustream, and U-verse. Music and video apps include Youtube, iheartradio, Last.fm, Slacker, Shazam, and Local Concerts. Other assorted apps include eBay, Craigslist, Photobucket, BBC News, WeatherChannel, Huffington Post, Travelocity, Yelp, Where, Adobe Reader, and Wikipedia. Windows Phone 7 devices will launch on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks in early November, and will have access to these apps and more.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Facebook's New Marketplace Is Your Online Garage Sale
Facebook today announced Marketplace, a dedicated place for people to sell and buy goods in their local community. Marketplace is an evolution of swap-and-sell services that have sprung up within Facebook Groups over the last few years.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
Google Brings In-App Search to Android Phones
Google this week announced a new tool for searching the content on devices. The search mode, called In Apps, allows people to find content that's buried inside apps installed on the phone.