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Facebook + Instagram = $1 billion acquisition

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Yup, Facebook has just dropped $1 billion in order to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram. Announced for Android less than a week ago and continuing to rise in popularity, Instagram went from an iP…

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Friendcaster 5.0 is the best Facebook app for Android [App Reviews]

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I’m not a fan of the official Facebook Android app. I hinted at that in my review of the third party client Fast Facebook, and I have a feeling I’m not alone in that regard. If you’re someone  on…

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Plume Twitter app switches to ICS design and adds new features

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Last month in an interview with LevelUp Studio founder Ludovic Vialle, we revealed that his popular Twitter app Plume would be switching to an Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired design. The latest update to the app p…

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Fast Facebook is a beta app that’s already 2x as fast as Facebook for Android

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The Facebook Android app isn’t very good, and speed is one adjective that will seemingly never be applied to the app. Fast Facebook tries to address that problem with an alternative client whose name sum…

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Instagram Android: photo sharing reaches new heights or new hype? [Video App Review]

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FYI: Androinica is hosting a contest that allows users to print their Instagram photos on canvas to decorate their home or office. Get more information on how to enter the contest here. ———…

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Instagram Android app is finally here. Download now on Android 2.2+

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Instagram. Android. Two of the biggest names in mobile have finally decided to stop messing around and hook-up finally. After more than a year of broken promises and teases, the Instagram Android app is here.…

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Seesmic adds Instagram viewing and ads, releases pro version with first premium feature

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Seesmic went ages without a significant update, and it’s been almost a year since that tablet-optimized version of the app we raved about was shown off briefly before being thrown into a digital dungeon…

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Mint Market is akin to Craiglist, but built for buyers and sellers with Android [App Reviews]

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Buying and selling products? You probably want to head to eBay or Craigslist, but you may also want to consider a new free app for Android known as Mint Market. (Android 2.2 or higher required to use.) Mint Market…

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Plume and Beautiful Widgets developer talks Google+, new features, new game, and finding success in Android

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Every Android developer would love to release an app popular enough to become one of the best Android apps. LevelUp Studios has done that twice with Plume, one of the best Android Twitter apps, and Beautiful Wid…

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Boid gives Twitter an Android 4.0 bite of Ice Cream Sandwich [Alpha App Review]

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Google wants Android app developers to follow the Ice Cream Sandwich UI conventions, but even big names like Twitter prefer a consistent look across platforms. If you’d like a Twitter Android app that&…

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TED official Android app delivers TED Talk videos and audio for free

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TED is a series of conferences in which thought leaders, business executives, and other “remarkable people” give speeches focused on solving problems or sharing insight. The official TED Andr…

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Lightbox – Android’s Answer to Instagram [App Review]

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We’ve talked about Lightbox before, but now it’s out of beta and looking to compete for your retro and 8-bit pictures. While Lightbox has a lot of downloads (more than 1 million), it doesn’t…

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Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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Android Apps Alert #88: 16 apps you should download

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Androinica.com recaps new and interesting apps in the Android Market each week. They are selected through developer requests, user tips, and browsing the Android Market. To submit an app for review, send us a…

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Social Art Android-Style with Draw Something [Game Review]

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By now everyone has tried some variation of Words With Friends and the ubiquitous X-Ville games. Draw Something could be the social game for you if farming isn’t your thing, and seven letter vocabulary i…

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