September 16th 2009 9:23 pm

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ZDNet says:

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The new Android 1.6 Market could be a game changer for users and developers alike. In 1.5, paid applications were hidden from users behind an obscure menu option. But in 1.6 they will be brought to the forefront. By exposing users to high-quality paid applications, the Market should see a surge in revenue which will encourage developers to produce even more and better content. For months the Android Market has lagged the iPhone app store, but 1.6 could put it on a path to change that. quote


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ZDNet Sep 18, 2009

Google released the much-anticipated 1.6 version of Android to developers this week. Based on the Donut branch of the Android open source project, 1.6 is a minor update to the Android platform that could have a major impact to the bottom line of commercial Android developers.

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8.0
PC World Australia Oct 16, 2009

While a glance at the home screen of Android 1.6 doesn't reflect much of a difference over version 1.5, a look under the hood reveals a wealth of sweet surprises.

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CNET Oct 14, 2009

The new Android Market is a big deal, offering improved categories. It's important to remember that, unlike iPhone users, Android users don't have a PC interface for stuff like this.

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Geek.com Oct 15, 2009

Overall, we found Android 1.6 “Donut” to be just what Android needs. The speed improvements alone give new life to the G1 and are worth the upgrade all by themselves. The playing field is definitely narrowing between Android and iPhone.

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