The Signal: Google Revamps Android Marketplace

Marketplace Makeover: Google is revamping its Android Marketplace to make it easier for users to navigate the app market’s 200,000 plus apps. New features include lists of popular downloads and recommendations based on a user’s current app downloads. These organizational changes have already been made on the website and will come to smartphones by this summer.  WSJ

 

Protect Yourself: Looks like Android isn’t so secure. Researchers from the University of Ulm in Germany found that there is a platform vulnerability that allows hackers to find and use digital tokens saved on phones after users enter information, like passwords for protected services. MobileCrunch

 

T-Mobile Recycles: T-Mobile is now buying back your old phones so you can use some of that cash back for a newer, cooler one! And guess what? This trade-in program is open to all, not just T-Mobile subscribers. Gizmodo

 

Intel Going Mobile: IntelCEO Paul Otellini said that Intel is moving to focus on mobile and power-efficient devices. CNET

 

iPad Sales Slow: While iPad sales went down from 7.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 to 4.7 million in the second (apparently because of product planning issues), Apple reported higher iPhone sales than expected. Overall Apple is still going strong (duh) with iPad2 sales expected to double next quarter. Forbes

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