It’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year already since Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 7
series. During which many apps and phones have been released taking advantage of the new OS. Microsoft has released the 1st years numbers:
- 11,500 apps
- 36,000 developers
- 1.5 million downloads of Windows Phone Developer Tools
- On average Windows Phone 7 users download 12 apps per week
The latest update for the Twitter for iOS removes the QuickBar feature. Introduced a month ago the QuickBar was intended to “help users discover what’s happening in the broader world beyond people they already follow. ” For many this was an unwelcome surprise when introduced, updating to the newest version will remove the Quickbar.
Google is wanting to tighten the clamps on how Android is distributed according to an article from Bloomberg Businessweek. Google wants to be able to approve how Android will used on handsets and wants no more partnerships formed outside of Google.
“Playtime is over in Android Land. Over the last couple of months Google (GOOG) has reached out to the major carriers and device makers backing its mobile operating system with a message: There will be no more willy-nilly tweaks to the software. No more partnerships formed outside of Google’s purview. From now on, companies hoping to receive early access to Google’s most up-to-date software will need approval of their plans. And they will seek that approval from Andy Rubin, the head of Google’s Android group.”
Kansas City has been selected by Google to receive a 1Gbit-per-second network. Google hopes to be able to provide the service sometime in 2012.
In selecting a city, our goal was to find a location where we could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations. We’ve found this in Kansas City. We’ll be working closely with local organizations including the Kauffman Foundation, KCNext and the University of Kansas Medical Center to help develop the gigabit applications of the future.
Pending approval from the city’s Board of Commissioners, we plan to offer service beginning in 2012. We’ll also be looking closely at ways to bring ultra high-speed Internet to other cities across the country.
Chirp, chirp! Rovio the makers of Angry Birds are set to release the Rio edition into the Android Market later this week. Up until now the Rio edition could only be downloaded from the Amazon AppStore. According to Rovio, as soon as some issues are fixed the release will follow.