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Google encouraging 18 month update pledge for Android phones – that’s encouraging, not requiring

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Google Android Product Manager Hugo Barra had our hearts a flutter when when he announced that Google is forming a task force to encourage companies to commit to updating their Android phones. “When har…

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Google accosts us with Android stats at Google I/O 2011

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Well, well, well, it’s Google I/O time and with that comes some crazy stats about Google’s growth over the year. Most importantly, Android has grown to be the one of the most dominate smartphone op…

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Android location data is anonymous and held only one week according to Google

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With the current iPhone location data debacle that hit the tech sites and even the mainstream news within the last couple weeks, the US Congress has decided to ask some questions about how the big mobile players…

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The new web-based Android Market is now live

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Google’s big Honeycomb event at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View is going on right now, and you can watch it live at youtube.com/android. It has been speculated that one of the things Google w…

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5 ways to make Google happy about Android app sales

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Google is not satisfied with sales numbers from the Android Market. At the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco yesterday, Android Market lead Eric Chu said his company is “not happy” w…

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Gingerbread update to Android’s NDK increases overall Android app “awesomeness”

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Android’s Native Development Kit was introduced back in July of 2009 and has allowed developers to write shared libraries in C and C++ that Android apps can take advantage of. Chris Pruett, a Googler and…

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Google acknowledges text messaging glitch: a fix is on the way

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Remember that Android text messaging bug that got some users worried late last week? There were two separate issues with the Messaging app, and Google has now acknowledged both of them. The Android developers…

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Updated: SMS bug in Android sends your text messages to unwanted contacts

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There has been an ongoing SMS (text messaging) bug in Android for around 6 months that has some users pretty upset, or maybe even fired from their jobs because of it. It appears that on some handsets (the latest be…

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Here’s to the New Year! Androinica’s 2011 Android Wish List

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Android had a heck of a 2010, but that doesn’t mean 2011 can’t – or won’t – be even better. As the Androinica.com staff took stock of the year, we couldn’t help but also won…

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Hardware issues plague the Google “Nexus Two” causing delay

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You’ve seen and heard the rumors of the upcoming Google “Nexus Two” that Samsung is supposedly in the process of developing. With no date of release in sight, it’s anyone’s gu…

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Android Market has 100,000 apps. What are your favorites?

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The Android Market has more than 100,000 apps that are actively downloaded. While the official count was previously 90,000 apps, the Android developer Twitter account has confirmed that the Market that ther…

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YouTube moves to the Android Market as a standalone app

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Just as Google has done with their infamous Gmail app, they brought YouTube to the Android Market as a standalone application. This means that updates to YouTube in the future will no longer depend on what versi…

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TweetDeck CEO: Android development is not a nightmare

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Just a few minutes after posting about Andy Rubin’s comical dismissal of Steve Jobs’ anti-Android speech yesterday, readers pointed out another affected executive who has taken to Twitter to s…

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Survey shows one in four Americans want Android tablets

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With the coming of the Galaxy Tab and possible releases of a number of Android tablets at the end of the year, the question still remains: do most consumers really want or need a tablet device? We have seen the suc…

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Gmail with some Priority Inbox features out now for Froyo

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Google has updated the official Gmail application in the Android Market, so run on over and load it onto your Android 2.2 device. I’ll wait…. Got it, good? Here’s what’s new. For star…

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