Posts Tagged: Android

Lessons in Monetizing Games in Korea and Japan

Lessons in Monetizing Apps and Games in Smartphone-Mad Korea and Japan [INFOGRAPHIC]

Japan and Korea are at the forefront of Asia’s rush to smartphones, and are also markets where app developers can seriously monetize. ...

  • February 15, 2013
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File Expert, file manager app

China Startup’s ‘File Expert’ App Gets 20 Million Users Organized

I’ve been using File Expert on my Android phone for quite a while as it’s a free file manager app that looks pretty good and doe...

  • February 8, 2013
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Spreadtrum Facebook deal

Chinese Chipset Maker to Embed Facebook in Smartphones, But Obviously Not for China Market

With a view to the “world outside of China,” Chinese chipset maker Spreadtrum (NASDAQ:SPRD) has announced a tie-up today with Facebook (...

  • February 7, 2013
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Lenovo wants to beat Samsung in China

Lenovo CEO: We Want to Beat Samsung, Become China’s Top Smartphone Brand

We reported last year that Chinese-brand smartphones make up 60 percent of sales in China, but Samsung remains the top brand. For now. Lenov...

  • February 1, 2013
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Beijing Government Releases Official Air Quality Monitoring App

Boy, has the government come a long way when it comes to air pollution. Just half a year ago, if you wanted to know how dangerous the air wa...

  • January 26, 2013
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KakaoTalk Releases Vietnamese New Year Stickers

KakaoTalk, South Korea’s number one messaging app, has released new stickers for the Vietnamese market this week. With Vietnamese New ...

  • January 22, 2013
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JazzMyApp for social app recommendations

JazzMyApp Tackles Social App Recommendations, Pinterest Style

Malaysian startup Mobile9 has been trying to solve the app discovery issue for quite a few years. Now it’s launching JazzMyApp as a de...

  • January 18, 2013
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Google's Eric Schmidt in China

Google’s Eric Schmidt Drops in on Beijing, Reminds Chinese Devs that Android is Number One

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Eric Schmidt dropped into the GeekPark conference in Beijing earlier today where, in a panel discussion, he rem...

  • January 14, 2013
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NTT Docomo To Sell New Smartphone Specifically for Pre-Teens

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced today that it will soon be accepting preorders for a new model of smartphone that sp...

  • January 10, 2013
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Canalys, Chinese smartphone brands

Canalys: China’s Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo Now Among Global Top 5 Smartphone Makers

The research firm Canalys has unveiled new data for Android shipments in Q4 2012. With Android now powering a third of all mobile phones shi...

  • February 8, 2013
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mobile ad impressions Asia

Opera: Indonesia Now World’s 2nd Largest Market for Mobile Ad Impressions

Norwegian web browser maker Opera (OSE:OPERA) has just released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which takes data from Opera...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 10:25 pm
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picmix 8 million

Photo App PicMix Goes Viral and Passes 8 Million Users

Indonesian-made photo app PicMix impressively passed eight million users last month in just nine months since the app’s inception, with mo...

  • February 5, 2013
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Couples Messaging App LoveByte Launches for Android, Avoids Clash with Between

LoveByte, a popular mobile messaging app for love couples, is finally available on Android. This news came shortly after its Korea-based com...

  • January 28, 2013
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Viss App Makes it Easier for Fashionistas to Buy

Last fall we told you about Hong Kong-based startup Viss (, which encourages its users to share fashion photos and follow their ...

  • January 23, 2013
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Battle Cats Have Almost Conquered Google Play in Japan

I’ve been raving about Japanese tower defense game Battle Cats ever since it first came out for iOS late last year. Earlier this month...

  • January 21, 2013
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VTV Plus Android App: TV Is Going Mobile in Vietnam

Television is still the dominant medium in Vietnam. 90 percent of all Vietnamese citizens own a television set, and for ad spending, televis...

  • January 15, 2013
  • at 6:02 pm
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What’s Hot, What’s Not: Mobile Advertising Trends in 2013!

Everyday over 1.3 million Android devices are being activated, with most of them being priced for the “mass market.” In 2013 Android wil...

  • January 11, 2013
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MIUI Love theme

Xiaomi’s MIUI Android Skin Celebrates Having 10 Million Users

It’s not just buyers of the China-made Xiaomi phones – of which there were over seven million in 2012 – who get to use its...

  • January 9, 2013
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