Posts Tagged: Android Market

Tencent Rolls Out Incremental App Updates For its Android Store

China’s biggest web company, Tencent (HKG:0700), is giving the nation’s Android users even less of a reason to use the official ...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Taobao Android App Store Launches, Might Solve App Payment Situation for China

Chinese Android users now have yet another alternative app store to choose from after the launch of Taobao’s new app market (pictured ...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 5:10 pm
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Applorer Gamebox Sees Growth in Asia, Users Keen for Premium Games

People love mobile games, and many folks want to be nice by paying for them – but a combination of lousy payment options on GoogleR...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Alternative Android App Store AppChina Attracts A-Round Funding

The alternative Android app store AppChina has secured some A-round funding worth 40 million RMB (US$6.35 million). Announced today, though ...

  • February 16, 2012
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For Tourists, Buying an Android Device in China is Best Avoided

There are a lot of nice things a foreign tourist could buy on a trip to mainland China – handicrafts, silk, porcelain – but an A...

  • December 15, 2011
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Debate: Android’s Success in China Rests on Gaming, Tablets

This is a part of our TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 event coverage. This might sound a bit ‘Tao’ but Android is currently having a sup...

  • October 31, 2011
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China’s Unofficial Android App Stores are Malware Minefields

An investigation has found that China’s numerous unofficial Android app stores lack basic security checks on the apps they distribute ...

  • October 27, 2011
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China Cripples Android With Fitful Blocks of Gmail, Market Apps

Google’s chronicle of woes in China has grown even larger, with the apparent Great Firewall block of Android’s Market and Gmail ...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Report Shows China, Japan Have Appetite For Own Apps

A new report from research firm Distimo shows that countries around the world vary greatly in their preference for apps, specifically on how...

  • September 28, 2011
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10 Alternative Android App Stores From China [2012 Edition]

Third-party Android app stores in China are looking stronger and more numerous than ever – and a lot prettier too. Last summer I profi...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 3:35 pm
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Chinese Apps are Bypassing Google’s Play Store, Giving Android Apps Straight to Users

A mobile platform is only as strong as its app line-up, which in turn relies on the co-operation and keenness of app developers. But looking...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 3:02 pm
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360Buy Sees 10 Million Smartphone App Downloads, Aims for 25% of Shoppers Being Mobile

China’s second-biggest B2C e-commerce site, 360Buy, has revealed that its mobile shopping app has been downloaded over 10 million time...

  • March 19, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Applorer Gamebox Wants to Help You Find Android Games, Brings Better Payment Options

From the Singaporean team that brought you MoVend, an in-app mobile payment platform, comes a brand-new app called Applorer Gamebox. Its cre...

  • January 11, 2012
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Study: Chinese Android Users Download Very Few New Apps. Study = Rubbish

A new study by Research2Guidance shows that Swedish Android smartphone users download the most new apps every month, while Chinese Android l...

  • November 17, 2011
  • at 10:15 pm
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The9’s Game Zone Hits 30 Chinese Android App Stores, Half a Million Downloads for Tomb of Qin

Chinese gaming company The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has been pushing its services as an international game distributor this year, first launching its ...

  • October 28, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Google says: Gmail and Android Market Outage is Our Bad, Not a China Block

Google has finally spoken out on the four-day long inaccessibility of Android’s Market and Gmail apps in China by saying that it was Googl...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Capcom’s Brings Social Games to Android Platform, Starting Right Smurfin’ Now

As we pointed out earlier this month, Japanese game developer Capcom feels that its entire smurfing future hinges on its success overseas, &...

  • September 28, 2011
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8 Alternative Android App Stores From China

Just as the entire Android system is largely open, so the method of getting apps onto Google’s mobile OS is also unfettered. In most o...

  • September 5, 2011
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