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Three Months In, Android Has 5% of US Smartphone Market Share

According to recent figures released by AdMob Mobile Metrics, Android has grabbed 5% of the US smart phone market.  This is up from 3% in January.  Not too shabby for

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AlchemySnap: OCR & Photo Search for Android Handsets

We just received a tip from the makers of a forthcoming app called AlchemySnap.  With not much more than a paragraph and a 2-minute video to go by, we’re already

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Palringo Launches its Multi-Service IM Application on Android Market

Another cool app has arrived in the Android Market in the form of  Palringo.  This application ties together many of the popular messaging and social networking services such as Google

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Ask Not What Android Can Do For You…

In a sea of “desired features, improvements, and upgrades you would desire to see in a future Android release”, we have lots of people asking what Android can do for them. What we need are more people asking what they can do for Android.

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App Review: Google Finance

Even though I’ve lost a good sum of money in the stocks I still like to know how they’re doing. Especially when to get back in with the money I’ve been keeping in my mattress. This is where Google Finance comes in to play. It allows you track your Google Finance portfolios as they bear and bull throughout the day. Also, along with tracking your portfolios, it allows you to track the markets and catch up on the market news.

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Acer’s “A1” to Arrive in Fall

You gotta love rumors that come across like “This comes from a guy, who knows a guy…“  Such is the case with the Acer Android-based handset rumor. This one comes

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NitroDesk Releases TouchDown with Push Email Support in the Android Market

NitroDesk Inc. announced that they have released the next generation of their TouchDown product as a priced application in the Android Market. The new version adds Push Email support for

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Piecing Together Android Handset Rumors

We got an email from a reader yesterday, directing us to a post made originally on the TmoNews Forums*.  It’s from a guy who purports that he may or may

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Android Around the World: Italy Gets G1

Next stop on the G1 world tour – Italy!  Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) is the latest carrier to offer the Android handset commonly referred to as the G1.  Since that

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Preliminary News on ADC II

The first Android Developer Competition (ADC) was running a year ago. Get an initial glimpse into the second ADC in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Podcast 004 – Interview with 1Cast

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony Bontrager, CEO of 1Cast. I was able to snag him for a half hour and discuss the company, their app, and

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Samsung’s Omnia to Become an Entire Line of Phones, Include Android

For the time being, we need to file this under rumor.  A fun rumor, nonetheless. According to msmobiles, Samsung is not going to simply release one Omnia handset.  They have

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You Tell Us: What is it About Android That You Like Most?

We’re opening the Friday feedback up with a question that should get a whole gamut of answers.  Developers and fans alike can chime in with their opinions on this one,

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Rich Miner, Venture Capitalist?

If you’re familiar at all with the history of Android, you’ll recognize the name Rich Miner.  If you’re not, he’s one of the co-founders of Android, the company that was

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Tether Your G1 and Share That 3G Speed!

Alright, so admittedly, this article isn’t for everyone.  It’s for the select few out there with G1’s who live in a T-Mobile 3G market. Your day of harnessing that 3G