After the single busiest week in terms of new device activations and app downloads in Android history, we study the size of Google Play's app directory and predict when it's likely to reach the magical one million app milestone.
1,435 days - that's how long it took Google Play to reach 25 billion downloads. In the week that saw the Android platform reach this momentous milestone - 101 days longer than it took Apple to - we've collated our five favourite Android apps of the moment (out of a possible 675,000).
Controversial music streaming service Grooveshark is available as an Android app once more as it returns to Google Play. The app was removed from the Android Market in April 2011 following complaints from the music industry.
Android's app store, the Android Market, has exceeded 10 billion app downloads and to celebrate has kicked-off a generous 10-day sale. The sale, which started yesterday, will feature a new selection of apps available each day for just 10 cents each for the duration of the sale.
NASA has released an official free app for Google Android devices. The app has been generally well received by Android users although many, including ourselves, have been complaining that the app is slow and buggy on some Android devices
Some Android users are finding it difficult to connect to the Android app store today. New and old Android users are finding it difficult to connected to the market, probably as result of the number of Android devices gifted during the Christmas period. The downtime seems to be intermittent but users who can connect are finding apps slow to download.