Packed and with room to grow, the App Store continues to climb with the hopes and prospects of app developers that have not seized to fill it with almost every type of app imaginable – significantly more than any other app marketplace on any platform. With a figure other operating
Though it isn't growing at the rapid pace of its mobile counterpart, yesterday was a fairly large day for the Mac App Store.
The App Store was started just 4 years ago, in July of 2008, and it's already nearing yet another major milestone. As the number of iOS devices owned worldwide continues to surge with every quarter, the App Store is nearing a total of 25 billion cumulative download, and someone somewhere is going to win a $10,000 iTunes giftcard straight from the Cupertino-based company.
The App Store hits another major milestone as there are now over 100,000 fully iPad-optimized apps available for your tapping, swiping, and multi-touching pleasure. It took just around a year and three months, which is an extremely impressive timeframe for any platform to grow so substantially. Yes ladies and gentlemen,
AT&T has announced that they have reached agreements with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson to supply the components to transition AT&T's network from 3G to LTE (4G) technology. LTE would not only be a lot faster (around 140-300Mbps, ie. "crazy fast"), but also a lot more reliable. The back-end updates to their network are also helping to prepare for the network change. They say field testing should start later this year with a rollout sometime in 2011.
Yesterday at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, AT&T announced an official timeline for the rollout of their next-generation 4G network, which will be up and running in 2011. The new LTE network will be capable of more than five times the speed of HSPA+. Speculation is that the announcement of the new network reflects a desire to provide a wider range of services, like VoIP, mobile gaming and video calls. [via Unstrung]