Google Retooling the Android Market
Jan 26, 2011, 8:45 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Google group manager for Android platform Eric Chu said that it is working on changes to the Android Market that it hopes will boost developers' interest in the market as well as improve the end user experience. The Android Market has yet to officially support in-app purchases, and though this feature was supposed to debut in 2010, it has yet to appear. Google says this feature is coming soon. Google is also working with more network operators to enable carrier billing. Right now, only AT&T and T-Mobile USA in the U.S. support carrier billing. Sprint and Verizon Android users must use a credit card to purchase apps. Google also said it is hoping to improve app discovery in the Market by refining app classifications, improving search, and adjusting how apps are ranked. Google didn't provide specifics on when these changes might be integrated into the market.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Nov 22, 2019
AT&T is launching 5G for consumers in the coming weeks, and has detailed its launch plans for both sub-6 GHz (low-band) and mmWave launches in the coming year. The company promises "nationwide" 5G in the first half of 2020.
Feb 22, 2021
Clipper Card — the universal transit fare card for all 24 San Francisco Bay Area transit agencies — will be supported in Apple Pay and Google Pay digital wallets "this spring". Residents and visitors will be able to add a stored-value Clipper card to their digital wallet and tap their phones to ride transit, replacing a physical Clipper card.
Jun 22, 2020
Apple has revealed iOS 14, which brings a number of new features to the OS for Apple's iPhones: Widgets : Apple has promoted Widgets to the main home screen. Just as Android has always allowed, you can now mix re-sizable widgets in with your app icons.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
Carrier Billing is a nightmare
Little Billy might be able to accumulate $50 in downloads before Mommy found out about it, but ...