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APPNATION Interviews: Yapper – App Inventor for the Rest of Us

While at the APPNATION Conference last Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with several people talking about some cool things that are being released for Android.  One

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Latest comScore Report: Android Soars, Others Snore

The latest comScore Report is out and it confirms what we all know: smart phones and Android are taking off like crazy.

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APPNATION Report: Big Company Execs Clueless about Android Fragmentation

This is an article that pains me to have to write, but it is an issue that needs to be looked at, because I think if something is not done,

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The Moron Test Adds Cross-Platform Support with OpenFeint Integration

Popular “game” The Moron Test has just picked up a handful of great new features, thanks to their integration of OpenFeint.  The Android game now features the same great options

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Impressions on the HTC London Event

As you heard by now, HTC has announced in London two new phones, the Desire HD and Desire Z (“z” or “zee”, you can say both apparently).  The sexy handsets

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Samsung Releases Fascinate Source Code into the Wild

It’s becoming increasingly common for a hardware manufacturer to release the source code to their handsets. HTC does it all the time, most recently with their Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Samsung has done exactly that with their new Fascinate handset from Verizon.

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Fused Glass Android Invasion!

Recently, when an email came across our inbox about 3D fused glass Google Androids, I was somewhat surprised. I thought it was a bit odd, but knew how many of

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Alcatel’s Low Cost OT-980 Announced

Starting in October, our friends in the UK can enjoy Alcatel’s first Android phone being available through Carphone Warehouse for £99.95. According to techradar, this new Android phone will be

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The Difference Between AMOLED and SLCD Screens

Remember a few months ago, when HTC decided to  stop using AMOLED screens because of shortages? And how they decided to switch to SLCD screens instead? Well, the guys over

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Peapod Mobile Launches on Android

Peapod users rejoice!  The popular service has now launched a mobile app on Android.  If you’re not familiar with Peapod, it’s basically grocery shopping for people who are either too

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BitBop Client for Android Arrives

The new subscription mobile streaming television service “BitBop” has arrived for Android.  Users with the Sprint Evo 4G, Motorola Droid, Droid X, and Nexus One, as well as other phones,

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On The Ground with APPNATION Part 1

Our own Ray Walters was on the ground in San Fransisco, live at the APPNATION conference.  We have no idea how he worked his way into speaking at APPNATION, but

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Templates, Wireframes, Stencils and Icons: The Big List of Android Developer Resources

Here’s a handy resource for you current and prospective Android developers.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of wireframes, templates, GUI PSD’s, stencils and more to help you

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Sprint Dangles $50,000 and More in ‘4G App Challenge’

Sprint has partnered with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to put up $50,000 and some killer prizes in an effort to spur 4G app development. The contest, called the Sprint 4G App Challenge, pits apps against each other in five categories accepting – entertainment, gaming, productivity, social networking and multimedia. Submissions will be accepted until November 5th and will be judged on four merits – creativity, intuitive navigation, functionality and design.

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MiniSquadron Hits Android Market with OpenFeint Support, Limited Time Pricing

Supermono Studios and Gray Fin Studios have collaborated to bring their popular iPhone title, MiniSquadron, to the Android Market. Dedicated to giving Android users the best experience, the two have done everything they can to ensure this isn’t just a generic port of an existing game.