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Google+ for Android redesigns and adds ability to start hangouts

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The Google+ Android app has been updated, as promised a few weeks ago. And while the changes in design are not as dramatic as the ones demonstrated in the iOS version, they do add a touch of a style to the ICS guideli…

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Android Apps Alert #97: Everything is Social Edition

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Androinica.com recaps the new and interesting apps in the Google Play Store each week. We select these apps by weeding through the Play Store and trying to find things we think people might be interested in. Thi…

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Google+ UI refresh coming soon to Android with new “surprises,” seen already on iPhone

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Google+ has undergone several changes since the dap debuted last year, and another one is in the pipeline. Google SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra announced today that there would be design changes to the Googl…

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Pair comes to Android so lovebirds and mushy couples can get 1-on-1 socializing

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First there was the free fall of MySpace, then the university-only Facebook, and more recently, the limited social circle concepts of Google+ and Path. Now, there’s Pair, an app built entirely on the co…

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Flipboard for Android leaks and is available for download; here’s what it looks like

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Remember when I said that Flipboard for Android would be a Samsung Galaxy S III exclusive? LOL. I said it with a straight face, even though you and I both knew that it would be leaked within minutes of the device bei…

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Scramble With Friends “Smartmatch” pairs random opponents with similar skill levels, improves chat

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Scramble With Friends players who like to compete against random opponents may have noticed that they are suddenly winning more often or having fewer blowouts over the past few dies. No, you didn’t sudd…

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Facebook + Instagram = $1 billion acquisition

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Yup, Facebook has just dropped $1 billion in order to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram. Announced for Android less than a week ago and continuing to rise in popularity, Instagram went from an iP…

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Friendcaster 5.0 is the best Facebook app for Android [App Reviews]

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I’m not a fan of the official Facebook Android app. I hinted at that in my review of the third party client Fast Facebook, and I have a feeling I’m not alone in that regard. If you’re someone  on…

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Instagram Android app is finally here. Download now on Android 2.2+

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Instagram. Android. Two of the biggest names in mobile have finally decided to stop messing around and hook-up finally. After more than a year of broken promises and teases, the Instagram Android app is here.…

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Seesmic adds Instagram viewing and ads, releases pro version with first premium feature

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Seesmic went ages without a significant update, and it’s been almost a year since that tablet-optimized version of the app we raved about was shown off briefly before being thrown into a digital dungeon…

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SportCaster adds NCAA basketball, MLB, and various soccer/football leagues

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OneLouder’s SportCaster, the news and live community sports app we previously covered, has added several new leagues today. I previously called SportCaster “the ultimate fly-on-the-wall ap…

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Plume and Beautiful Widgets developer talks Google+, new features, new game, and finding success in Android

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Every Android developer would love to release an app popular enough to become one of the best Android apps. LevelUp Studios has done that twice with Plume, one of the best Android Twitter apps, and Beautiful Wid…

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Boid gives Twitter an Android 4.0 bite of Ice Cream Sandwich [Alpha App Review]

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Google wants Android app developers to follow the Ice Cream Sandwich UI conventions, but even big names like Twitter prefer a consistent look across platforms. If you’d like a Twitter Android app that&…

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Twitter says Promoted Tweets coming to Android app

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Twitter will introduce Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts in the Twitter for Android app soon. The company made the announcement today that in the next update to its mobile apps, the paid advertisements kn…

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Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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