Thursday Mobile Roundup: Gameloft, TapLynx Acquisition, Malware, & More

Push IO Buys Mobile App Framework TapLynx From NewsGator: The startup, which says it helps developers manage their push notifications and in-app purchases, says it bought TapLynx for an undisclosed amount. The newly-acquired company lets users without programming experience create iPhone and iPad apps.

Order & ChaosGameloft’s MMOG Order & Chaos Hits $1 Million — The World of Warcraft-style iOS MMOG from Gameloft, Order & Chaos Online, has reached a new milestone this week. The company recently announced that the game has made $1 million in its first 20 days. The app runs $6.99 and also monetizes through subscription and virtual currency models.

Mixcloud Comes to iPhone — Mixcloud, a London-based startup that connects users to an on-demand library of radio (radio shows, podcasts, DJ mix sets – all referred to as “Cloudcasts”), has brought its service to iPhone. Currently a free beta version, users can now access Mixcloud’s collection of Cloudcasts at any time.

Angry Birds Coming to Television Via Roku — Roku, creator of streaming video television boxes, has announced a new partnership with Rovio Mobile. Through the pairing, the company will bring Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio to one of their web-streaming content Channels where users will not only be able to play the games, but view animated shorts, and buy Angry Birds merchandise.

PrototypeECS & ICE Computer Display iPhone 4/Tablet Hybrid — ASUS announced its Padfone at Computex Monday which allows users to dock an Android device to a tablet in order to make it work like one, but shortly thereafter, ECS and ICE Computer also displayed a similar prototype with the iPhone 4. According Gotta Be Mobile, it creates, essetinally, an iPad. The curent price for this unnamed prototype is noted that it will be $200, though a launch date is unknown.

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Android 3.1 Available for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer — Owners of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet have good news today, as the Android 3.1 OS update is now available for the device across the United States.

HTC Sensation 4G Coming to T-Mobile — According to Mashable, the Android 2.3 smartphone, the HTC Sensation 4G will becoming to T-Mobile, exclusively, no later than June 15th. The device will run users $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement.

PortalariumPortalarium Raises New Funding — Richard Garriott’s new social gaming company, Portalarium, has raised a new round of funding to be used to further their development of social and mobile games. Though the amount raised remains undisclosed, the round was led by m8 Capital with the San Francisco-based Founders Fund.

Apple Pre-Announces WWDC Keynote Address — Apple has pre-announced its lineup of announcements at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference. Amongst the highlights will be the unveiling of the Lion Mac OS X, iOS 5, and iCloud. The keynote address is Monday, June 6, and will be kicked off by CEO Steve Jobs and other Apple executives.

Malware Spreads Over Android Devices — The Android Market has been hit with another wave of malware-infected apps with over 34 “suspicious applications” being removed or suspended over the past four days. In reports from F-Secure and AVG, most were containing a variant of the DroidDream trojan, with an estimated 15,000 Android devices infected. Additionally, The Register is noting further malware distribution via a malicious link for a fake Android security update.

34% of U.S. Users Use Mobile Devices for Music — According to, a new report from market intelligence firm Parks Associates shows that music usage on mobile devices is growing significantly. In 2010, 34 percent of U.S. broadband users were using their mobile handset as a music player. This number was noted as 9 percent back in 2007.