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Android News

Amazon GameCircle enables games with leaderboards, achievements, and progress sync

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Amazon has launched a new initiative for Android developers looking to make games for the Kindle Fire that are a little more social and powerful. The new GameCircle makes it possible to compete with other playe…

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Qualcomm launches Android SDK to open up more Snapdragon S4 features for developers

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Just in case you didn’t know, Google I/O isn’t the only developer conference happening in the Golden State this week. A few hundred miles south in San Diego, Qualcomm is making news at its annual Up…

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Google Play now lets Android developers respond to user reviews publicly

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Android developers can finally respond to comments left by users in the Google Play store. Until today, user reviews on Google Play were just a stream of comments that couldn’t be challenged unless anot…

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Google TV

Need a Google I/O 2012 ticket? Shine at the Google TV hackathon in California and you might get one.

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Google I/O 2012 sold out faster than it ever has (28 minutes) and tickets were in such high demand that even Google – King of Data Center Optimization – couldn’t handle all the requests. That…

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Android Apps

Amazon Appstore generates almost 4x as much in-app revenue as Google Play

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Amazon Appstore has not been the most attractive market place for developers. We’ve heard complaints about the store still being limited only to the U.S., unfair payment practices, and not providing t…

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CDMA Galaxy Nexus dev support downgraded, but updates still come from Google

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A kerfuffle erupted a short while ago when folks first noticed that the Android developer page had removed the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE from its list of supported devices. That immediately led people to wonder if Goo…

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Videos

VectorNav VPE delivers more accurate Android sensor technology, better gaming experience

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In the midst of all the talk about multi-core processors and different screen types, people often forget about the importance of sensors. The rarely-considered gyroscope, orientation, and other sensors pl…

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Google releases Ice Cream Sandwich source code. Developers can download now.

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Google originally said that Ice Cream Sandwich would be open-sourced shortly after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but the code has actually been made public prior to the release of Google’s la…

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Android OS

Adobe launches dev tools for Android interaction with Photoshop, Flash, and Flex

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Adobe has announced a few new tools that could enhance the power of Android phones and tablets. The most immediate announcement is that the company will soon be releasing Adobe Flash Builder 4.5, a development…

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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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Android Devices

Barnes & Noble opens Nook Developer program: we’re not building app store, just enhancing book store

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Nook Color is more of an Android ereader with “extras” than it is an Android tablet. Barnes & Noble makes it clear that this is a reading device first and foremost. Naturally, they want apps that will enhance…

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Adobe bringing AIR 2.5 to Android, launch multi-app-store distribution service

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Adobe AIR has been on Android for less than a month, but an update is already in the pipeline. Adobe announced today that AIR 2.5 will be coming tablet, television, and smartphone products shipping at the end of t…

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Nexus One dev phone stock already depleted; how many developers are there?

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Google announced that it would stop selling the Nexus One directly, then revealed that it would continue to make the device available as a dev phone for people interested in building Android apps. It was a smart…

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More Android App Inventor invites going out to users

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I’ve been monitoring my Gmail accounts hoping that one of them would receive an invitation to Google App Inventor. Nothing has come my way so far, but I’m happy to report that a few of you are faring b…

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Google Developer Advocate defends Android Market’s lack of pre-screening

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The Android Market has things it’s not supposed to have. There are sex apps, work that violates the intellectual property of dozens of right holders, and apps that are technically illegal. Sadly, it als…

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