Facebook is seeing a trend in Europe of app developers going "Android-first."
That's significant because for years, Apple's iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad has been the preferred first stop for any company launching an app.
It may have been pulled from app stores by its creator at the weekend, but those needing to fill the gap in their game playing lives — who don't already have a copy of the now infamous Flappy Bird — can seek alternatives.
The official Wimbledon 2012 app is one of the "must-have" apps for the summer, guaranteed to delight even the most casual tennis fan. It's an app that provides up-to-date live scores as well as interviews, commentaries, photos and video.
Tech bloggers and reporters spread word that Flipboard for Android, a magazine-style news reader officially only available with the new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, was leaked out and linked up for download by XDA-Dev forum user Valcho on Wednesday.
Smartphone and computer tablet applications built for Apple's iOS crash more often than those built for Google's Android operating system, according to research conducted by Crittercism, a mobile application monitoring company, AppAdvice reported.
Over 50 different Android apps were pulled out by Google from the official Android App Market after they were discovered to contain malware, highlighting the vulnerability of the mobile app's openness.