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5 Rules of Android Market Comment Etiquette

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The Android Market has several problems that we have begged Google to fix. However, there’s one problem with the market that Google can do very little to curb: user comments. The Android Market, like any other f…

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Apps on Android tablets will look just fine…for the most part [OPINION]

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There has been some talk since the U.S. unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab that Android apps on tablets will not look very good. The “made for a phone” apps will appear pixelated or disturbed when f…

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STFU about Android and “open” [OPINION]

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There are times when discussions become sidetracked because the participating parties fail to understand or misappropriate the definition of key terms that affect the issue. Android is one of those cases be…

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Lack of paid apps in Android Market contributes to app piracy [OPINION]

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Google recently announced a new licensing system to combat app piracy. Developers are pleased to see stronger protection of their creation, but if Google really wants to fight theft, it should expand paid app…

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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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Qik on the HTC EVO: A lesson in poor app launches [OPINION]

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Qik has the world at its finger tips. The personal video streaming service has a dream opportunity that most start-ups would kill for: pre-installation on what could prove to be the year’s best-selling Androi…

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Dear Google, Please buy AppBrain and DoubleTwist

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Dear Google, Please buy AppBrain and DoubleTwist

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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 a series of messages to the Android team, Androinica.com hopes to give some…

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Dear Google: Please let Android developers target their apps for specific devices

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Dear Google: Please let Android developers target their apps for specific devices

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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 a series of totally unauthorized but wholly-constructive criticism, And…

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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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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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Twitter confirms official Android app on the way, but which one will it choose?

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Twitter confirms official Android app on the way, but which one will it choose?

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Give me my $20! Last week, I bet our readers that Twitter would develop an official Android client. My hunch was a loaded assumption based on comments made by a Twitter investor/board member, and the move starte…

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I bet $20 that an official Android Twitter client is coming [OPINION]

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I bet $20 that an official Android Twitter client is coming [OPINION]

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Remember when I said that developers should use NAV4ALL’s demise as a lesson to be careful when your business is dependent on another service? Well, Twitter investor Fred Wilson said the same in a blog po…

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AT&T’s Android lockdown is about money, not the iPhone [OPINION]

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AT&T’s Android lockdown is about money, not the iPhone [OPINION]

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AT&T announced its second Android phone, the Dell Aero, last week at CTIA. Just like its first Android phone, AT&T has opted not to let the Aero install apps from outside the Android Market. A few blog au…

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The Nexus One is not a “flop”, it is an experiment [OPINION]

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The Nexus One is not a “flop”, it is an experiment [OPINION]

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A post today on Silicon Alley Insider says that the Google Nexus One has been on sale for 74 days and has only sold 135,000 units. They make the comparison to the Motorola DROID and iPhone sales of their first 74 day…

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[OPINION] Apple suing HTC is bad for consumers, Android or otherwise

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[OPINION] Apple suing HTC is bad for consumers, Android or otherwise

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I am sure that most if not all of our readers have heard about the recent Apple, Inc. lawsuit against mobile handset maker and Android pundit HTC. The 20 different patents that Apple is protecting can be torn apar…

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