Yahoo has also included a neat integration with Chiebukuro (the Japanese version of its Answers service) which allows curious Android owners to post questions about specific apps directly to the Q&A service. While Yahoo is struggling in North America and Europe, the Internet company enjoys greater success in Asia, where Japan and Taiwan are two of its strongest markets.
According to Yahoo’s most recent data, the company’s websites received a total of 1,762 million page views in Japan during March, of which an impressive 20 percent was via mobile devices. The launch of the new Android pages on Yahoo is likely to help the operating system gain greater awareness in Japan, while the Yahoo app store could see Android and its apps gain greater visibility and access in the country. Crucially, it may encourage local developers by providing them with an alternative route to reaching Japanese Android users other than through Android Market.