28 Feb '12, 3pm

Google eyes bigger slice of region's mobile apps market - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: World famous search engine provider Google is eyeing to capture a bigger slice of the mobile applications market in the region. This as more advertising revenue is expected to flow into the mobile apps market. Google said its priority in Singapore and Southeast Asia is to build more localised mobile applications for its Android platform. The phenomenal growth in the use of smartphones in the region has opened up more growth opportunity for Google's mobile application business. The company said over 11 billion applications were downloaded from its Android market place to date. Now, it sees new growth potential in developing mobile apps that cater to the local needs of the user. These include applications that cater to the different cultures and languages in the region. Google's Southeast Asia managing director Julian Persaud, said: "If you look at Singapore as an...

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