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Evolution of the Android Market

Following the success of Apple's App Store is no easy task, but the Android Market has proven to be a worthy competitor. Android's open-source nature and selection of phones has attracted developers and consumers alike, with more than 150 million Android devices activated worldwide and over 295,000 apps available in the Android Market as of September 2011. Experts predict that the Android Market will overtake the App Store in both app growth and downloads per year, with an estimated 8.1 billion downloads from the Android Market in 2011.


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4 Popular Location-Based Games

Location-based social media games, often called LBS games, use your real time physical location as a component in the game. Many developers use local marketing as a way to attract players, often allowing players to exchange virtual rewards for real life rewards. If you want to take gaming into the real world, check out these popular games.


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Workout Apps that Actually Work

The market is filled with apps that make empty promises to take your workout to the next level. If you're interested in an Android workout app that actually works as hard as you do, check out these add-ons for your smartphone:

Cardio Trainer
Cost: Free, with extras for $2.99


The free version of the CardioTrainer adds these features to your Android phone:


  • GPS-enabled routing superimposed on a satellite-quality map


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Android Workout Apps that Actually Work

Android Apps to Help You Plan a Better Vacation

No traveler worth their frequent flier miles can be tied to a cumbersome laptop or tablet. Smartphones are much more in line with the philosophy of “packling light.” Plus, with a smartphone you can take advantage of cheap ticket rates and make accommodations on the go.


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Android Apps for Planning a Vacation

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