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Google

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 News

The9 launches new game channel to combat Android Market shutdowns in China

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When the Android Market goes down in most places, people freak out for a couple of hours and then go back to their business until the next failure happens weeks or months later. In China, Market failures are more f…

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Android News

Amazon seeking Android developers again – perhaps in anticipation of an Android tablet?

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Amazon really wants to attract Android developers in order to increase the choices available in its Amazon Appstore. As a result, the company is providing a $50 credit for its web services to any developer who u…

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Android OS

Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a devel…

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Android Apps

OpenHome and Better Keyboard developer banned from Android Market…again

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Better Android has been banned from the Android Market, seemingly for good this time. After first being booted from the Android Market last week without explanation, and then creating a new account a few days a…

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Android

Android stats show Gingerbread and Honeycomb on the rise

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The latest round of stats from the Android Platform Versions charts are predictable but encouraging. While this month’s data shows that only a small portion of the Android community has the latest soft…

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Android

Is the Amazon Appstore Free App of the Day a bum deal for developers?

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Since the Amazon Appstore launched in March, many have asked how anyone makes money from giving away premium apps. The prevailing thought was that Amazon paid developers 20 percent of their normal sale price a…

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Android

Why are Android Market ratings vanishing? Google’s on the case.

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Remember how we took a look at the crazy habits of people adding ratings and reviews to the Android Market? Well, a lot of those ratings are disappearing and no one seems to know why. Over the weekend, we received w…

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Google

Android Market “bug” leads to questionable search results, major decline in some app sales

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Something is seriously wrong with the Android Market, says a group of developers upset that a recent change has dropped their apps in search result rankings on Android phones. These complaints are not the rumb…

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Tablets

Android Honeycomb tablets to get special zoom and stretch modes

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Love your Android Honeycomb tablet but hate that not all of your apps resize appropriaetly on-screen? Google knows. In a post on the Google Developer blog, technical writer Scott Main says that the next releas…

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Android Apps

Android Market will soon allow developers to upload different app versions for different Android devices

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Android fragmentation problems? Poppycock! Google has just confirmed that it is releasing new developer tools that should give developers – and consumers – a way to alleviate some of the stress…

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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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Google I/O will have livestream to make it feel like you’re there

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Yes, we were just as disappointed to find out that Google I/O 2011 ticket sales ended in just under an hour. Google wisely realized that’s sort of a problem when the entire aim of a developer conference is t…

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HTC Tablets

HTC stylus API will be open to 3rd-party developers

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The HTC Scribe (aka Flyer, aka EVO View) is an interesting testing ground in this new wave of tablets, simply because it includes a stylus. Many are wary of the stylus, thinking that it’s an antiquated too…

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Android News

Amazon App Store has Angry Birds, but can it succeed?

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Almost five months ago, when we first got wind of the Amazon AppStore, I wrote that Amazon could become the default option for any devices that didn’t comply with Google’s requisite standards for…

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