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Android has 150k apps, 350k daily activations, and more notes from Eric Schmidt’s MWC keynote

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Android is the biggest thing on the planet, the fastest thing smoking, the hottest thing burning, and whatever other cliche you can think to affix to it. Google CEO-turned-other-executive-guy Eric Schmidt c…

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Most Android phones on Froyo or Eclair, Cupcake on decline

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Eclair is the most widely-used version of Android based on recent stats released by Google. In the past two weeks, 4 out of 10 phones that accessed the Android Market have been running Android 2.1 (Eclair). The n…

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Tweetdeck user stats show the popularity of hacked ROM’s

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Ever wanted to know how diverse are Android users? Take a look at this chart from TweetDeck. After racking up more than 36,000 installs of its beta Android application, TweetDeck has taken a look at the numbers a…

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Verizon confirms V Cast Android App store coming soon to Froyo

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First there were rumors and then there was official word from Verizon that it is indeed going to offer a competing market to deliver Android apps. At the Verizon Developer Community in conference in Las Vegas to…

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Facebook denies it’s building Android-based OS

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If TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington’s sources are to be trusted, Facebook is secretly building a phone that would deeply integrate the social network and its services with the growing mobile market. I…

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Android 2.1 will soon account for half of Android Market users

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Nearly half of active Android users will soon be on a device with Android 2.1 based on recent data from Google. The Android Developer chart shows that 45 percent of devices that accessed the Android Market withi…

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Google reminds devs they can make apps in Market visibile only to compatible phones

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Compatibility is a major issue with Android, so Google has made it easier for developers to manage their app’s visibility to incompatible Android devices. In a post on the Google Dev blog, Compatibilit…

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Android will eventually update once a year, says Rubin. Happy now?

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Want to solve the problem of Android fragmentation, angry users demanding immediate updates to their phones, manufacturers slow to blend their custom OS with new versions of Android, or developers caught of…

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Android fragmentation is here to stay – deal with it. [OPINION]

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Android fragmentation is here to stay – deal with it. [OPINION]

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Android fragmentation is here to stay – deal with it. I had to include that statement twice just to make sure people recognize this predicament. No matter how much we complain or shake our fists at Google and the O…

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Rumor: Google will combat fragmentation by switching to Market updates

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Rumor: Google will combat fragmentation by switching to Market updates

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Android’s got a fragmentation problem, and it’s not going away in the immediate future. But there’s now talk that Google may ease the burden on splintering by moving to a Market-based upda…

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