The digest of news from the world of mobile development for the last week No. 25 (September 16-22, 2013)

On Wednesday, Apple began distributing iOS 7, and on Friday, selling new iPhones. But perhaps the main news of the week was the receipt by Cyanogen of an investment of $ 7 million and the struggle for third place in the mobile ecosystem.



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CyanogenMod installer will appear on Google Play, developers received $ 7 million investment


What prospects this opens up for business is not worth talking about. Although CyanogenMod will remain free, but with an audience of 50 million people, the company will definitely find a way to monetize. Kirt Macmaster says that they already have a lot of ideas on this subject.

Experience in outputting applications in the Top Russian App Store: numbers, graphs, investigations


We climbed to 3 places in the general Top of the App Store of Russia and Ukraine, 1-2 place in the category. At the moment, we are already 4th day in the Top 5 with more than 60K installations and about 500 reviews / ratings in the App Store.

Sailfish OS has become fully compatible with the ecosystem of Android


Jolla, the maker of Sailfish OS, announced that their operating system has achieved compatibility with the Android ecosystem, both at the application level and the hardware level.

Nokia took first place in the Russian market of phones


According to Euroset, in the summer months of 2013 Nokia overtook Samsung and became a leader in the Russian market of cell phones (not smartphones!). The share of Nokia (in units) reached 29% (in the spring it was 27%), and Samsung - 27% (30%). However, the company conquers the market due to low prices - in terms of money, Nokia’s share is much smaller, in spring and summer it was 15% of
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