Google introduces an Optimization Tips page in the Google Play Developer Console. The idea is to let you quickly see how your app is doing against guidelines for tablet app distribution and quality.
Our components editor, David Manners, offers a glimmer of hope for the future of Android tablets, not a particularly thriving sector of the Android domain…
Peel, along with Samsung Electronics, has announced the international expansion of its Peel Smart Remote app. Previously available only in North America, this is the first phase of a global rollout, beginning with Europe and Southeast Asia.
The Indian government is hoping to help spur student learning with a very low-cost Android tablet, reports The Register. It says the Aakash 2, by Datawind, has now been officially launched, and it will – with the help of government subsidies – be available for sub $25 in local currency.
TI has partnered with AllGo Embedded Systems, and the projected BOM cost includes the chip, plastic casing, battery, screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, writes Agam Shah. This applies when the parts are bought in 100,000-unit quantities.
The Samsung-Apple tablet patent dispute has evolved in London, reports the BBC. A Court of Appeal in London has rejected Apple’s claims and upheld an earlier judgment in Samsung’s favour. The South Korean company did not infringe on the registered design of the iPad, it has ruled.
Off the back of Apps World, we covered the AQuA Quality App Directory – a bid to raise the bar on qualifying apps – and here comes a new Google initiative that’s related.
Time Magazine is running an interesting article about Amazon addressing what is perceived as an Android weakness – the lack of Tablet-optimised apps.