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Android sales double in two months; now activating 200,000 a day

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Multiple research groups recently crowned Android as the top mobile OS in Q2 2010, and it’s easy to see why. There are 200,000 new Android activations each day. That’s 1 million per work week. Abou…

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Android 3.0 “Install app from web” feature arrives early thanks to AppBrain update

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Google VP Vic Gundotra had the crowd in his hand when he gave a demo of Android’s upcoming web-to-phone feature to install apps wirelessly. Sorry, Vic, but it looks like AppBrain beat you to it. AppBrain.…

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Rumor: Android Gingerbread coming this fall to high-end devices only

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RUMOR ALERT! Take this with a grain – or spoon – of salt, but supposed details of the next major revision of Android, Gingerbread, have emerged. According to Unwired View, the bells and whistles of…

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Official OTA Android 2.2 Froyo update for Nexus One starts to roll out

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Looks like last night and the wee hours of the morning some AT&T and T-Mobile Nexus One owners got a little Froyo update treat. This time Android 2.2 Froyo is official as Google themselves have acknowledged…

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Google open-sources Froyo to the delight of Android hackers and root users

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Though the Motorola Droid X took centerstage at Verizon’s press event today, Google took the time to announce that it has open-sourced Froyo, the newest version of Android. Google partners/phone make…

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HTC Aria heading to AT&T for $129 after rebate

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AT&T has decided to take the veil off the HTC-built Android device that briefly appeared in a YouTube video released last week. Today, AT&T confirmed that the HTC Aria is a $129.99 device that will be re…

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iPhone vs. Android isn’t about numbers; it’s about time [Opinion]

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Some interesting statistics were released the other day about smart phone market share that left some Android fanboys in a bit of denial. According to Nielson research, the iPhone has taken a healthy 28% of the…

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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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Tips: Froyo can send links from desktop to Android browser

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Tips: Froyo can send links from desktop to Android browser

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Google’s Cloud to Device Messaging for Android 2.2 seemed like a no-brainer when demo’d at Google I/O. A feature that allows you to discover content on the web and then send it to your phone; how did anyone…

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Android Market website will be searchable, browseable, syncable

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Android Market website will be searchable, browseable, syncable

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Google today announced that the Android Market website will undergo a massive overhaul. No, we aren’t talking about the minor update that appeared on Monday; Google is making the Android Market browse…

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Android Market website redesigned as an app “showcase”

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Android Market website redesigned as an app “showcase”

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The Android Market website has been given a light makeover today. While the previous website featured a gallery set-up that let people browse by category, the new website focuses strictly on three categories…

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Dear, Google: Please adopt a more traditional method to sell phones

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Dear, Google: Please adopt a more traditional method to sell phones

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Next week, Google will host thousands of Android developers and enthusiasts at its annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. In anticipation of this, Androinica.com hopes to give some totally unauthor…

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FTC likely to block Google-AdMob deal, developer says it’s “unsophisticated”

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FTC likely to block Google-AdMob deal, developer says it’s “unsophisticated”

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Wertago has been in contact with the FTC regarding the Google-AdMob acquisition that still requires FTC approval, but based on conversations it had with the commission, Wertago asserts that the FTC has no bus…

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Parents want Android to be more kid friendly, and they are half-right [OPINION]

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Parents want Android to be more kid friendly, and they are half-right [OPINION]

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Hey, baby, come over here and get some of this Android loving. And do it quick before the Parents Television Council gets in the way because it has Android in sight for some old-fashioned American censorship. Ac…

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