01 Feb '11, 6am

On @E27sg: Google staffs up to boost Android Market

On @E27sg: Google staffs up to boost Android Market

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box According to a Wall Street Journal report , Google is hiring developers to create apps for the Android platform. In other words, the online search giant may be looking to become a sort of incubator for application developers and it has shifted a number of its own employees to boost the effort. This is clearly aimed at reaching parity with Apple whose App Store holds more than 350,000 apps, while Google’s Android Market hovers around 100,000 applications. According to research firm Gartner, the worldwide app market revenue is set to top US $15 billion this year, which includes paid apps as well as those supported by advertising. With paid apps on Android Market not pulling their collective weight, it’s expected that the majority of revenue from th...

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