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iOS 8 beta 4 can't come soon enough for some developers

Maybe it will be "fourth time the charm" for app developers if Apple launches the next iteration of its iOS 8 beta.

Report: Android accounts for almost 50% of mobile ad traffic

With Android now accounting for almost 50 percent of all mobile impressions served, it is catching up to iOS on the monetization front, according to Opera Mediaworks. 

Nielsen: Consumers are spending 65% more time in apps than two years ago

Consumers are spending 65 percent more time using mobile apps than they were two years ago, according to data recently released by Nielsen. The company's report was based on data gathered through its on-device software, Mobile NetView 3.0, from more than 5,000 panelists using iOS and Android who were 18 years old or older.

App Annie: Freemium makes up 98% of Google Play revenue

Freemium apps contributed almost half of Google Play downloads in May and revenue from freemium apps grew to around 98 percent of total worldwide Google Play revenue in the same month, according to App Annie.

Android L's design: Do developers love it or loathe it?

There were at least a few Google I/O watchers on social media who liked what they saw with Android L.

Samsung Z launch may not be enough to sway developers on Tizen

The Samsung Z smartphone launch was supposed to be a sign that the Tizen operating system was finally ready for prime time, but mobile app developers may need more proof it can offer the advantages they've gained with Android.

WWDC 2014: Apple's iOS 8 plans have app developers applauding

Developers were practically high-fiving each other via Twitter on Monday following Apple's WWDC announcements regarding TestFlight beta-testing, extensibility features and the more than 4,000 new APIs in iOS 8.

Swrve: Android users spend 17% more time in app sessions a month than iOS users

Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month, according to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve. The company released its first App Monetization and Engagement Report, which examines the relative rates of retention across platforms.

Google's Silver should set the gold standard for Android

For something called Jelly Bean, an older version of Android takes up a lot of space in terms of smartphone adoption.  According to research firm IDC's lead mobility analyst, Kevin Restivo, the much more recent KitKat 4.4.2 is running on "a measly 8.5% of Android devices in circulation."

Devs have little sympathy for fate of former Samsung mobile design chief

Some stories say he was fired. Some say he was merely replaced. Either way, developers are not sorry to say goodbye to Chang Dong-hoon, who led Samsung's mobile design team.