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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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Pebble Smartwatch should see plenty of apps thanks to API so easy an app can be built in an hour [VIDEO]

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Pebble. By now, that name alone should trigger an involuntary reaction of facts and opinions. It’s the biggest Kickstarter project ever, the ultimate Android companion, and the most overrated/long-…

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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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Android apps

An intro to on{X} – a new community powered app for coding how you want your phone to behave

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on{X} is a new app for Android that exposes your phones different hardware capabilities – its GPS, accelerometer, compass, gyro, mic and speaker, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and for the newer phones, NFC. It e…

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Samsung puts up $4 million to encourage Galaxy Tab and Note app development

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Google may have slacked on its Android Developer’s Challenge, but Samsung isn’t messing around with encouraging developers to design high-quality Android apps. The company already held an S P…

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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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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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Is Google right to say farewell to the Menu button? [POLL]

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The menu button has lost its space among the elite conventions of Android UI design. What once was Menu, Back, Home, Search has become Back, Home, App Tray, and Google wants Android developers to get used to it. B…

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Lenovo and NAF partner to teach Android app development to teens

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Mobile apps are already a huge industry, but there’s still plenty of room for growth. That means companies will have a need of skilled programmers and designers to develop those apps in the future. Lenov…

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Google launches Android Design guidelines so developers make better looking Ice Cream Sandwich apps

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Google is taking more steps to make Android have a more consistent look and feel. Following recent announcements that all manufacturers Google-certified devices must have the Holo theme present in their dev…

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Google Android Training gives development lessons for making better apps

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Google is providing extra resources to developers looking to create or improve Android apps. Announced last night via a Reto Meiers post on the Android Developers Blog, Android Training is a new set of classes…

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Google I/O 2012 extended to 3 days, moved to June 27

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Google I/O is Google’s biggest developer event, and has become the launchpad for some big announcements relevant to consumers each year. I/O has grown beyond what Google can contain in two-days, so the…

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Android for Dummies: Win a free book on amazing apps or how to build apps [Contests]

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UPDATE: This contest has concluded! Thank you for entering, but we are no longer accepting entries. Congrats to all of the winners! —————————&#…

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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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Nuance bringing Dragon Dictate to mobile devs

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Nuance knows that voice input is the future, which is why it has always put so much into its Dragon Dictate software. But, Nuance is not going to let the mobile space be taken by Google. The Dragon Dictate software…

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