Google Maps updated to support NFC for Android Beam

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Google Maps was recently updated with a seemingly inconsequential addition: “Reduced app storage size with downloads for different screen resolutions.” It isn’t until actually updating that we find the real reason for the update. Once you hit update, you will be prompted that ...

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DroidconNL is only 32 days away, and we’ll be there!

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We´re only one month away from a congress in Amsterdam that will feature many important speakers. As a mediapartner of Droidcon, we have a free ticket that will allow me to do some inside reporting. Some of the amazing speakers that will be participating are: The Cyanogenmod core team Two ...

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Appbackr seeks to help developers with new distribution formula

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Why waste time worrying about which app store is right for you when someone else will figure it out?

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Android Market cuts active installs

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Yesterday I was unpleasantly surprised when I saw active counters on my seemingly ever rising HireAdroid drop a whopping 30 percent. This morning I visited the Android Market forums to find out if I was the only unlucky developer experiencing this drop, and low and behold, there was a bunch of ...

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WSJ: Samsung wrestles top spot from Apple in smartphone shipments

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According to an article posted on the Wall Street Journal today, Samsung has taken the lead as the company which shipped more smartphones than anyone else.  Selling more than 20 million handsets in third quarter of 2011, it’s up five times over the 3 million sold in Q2 of 2010. The ...

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Sony Music Unlimited now available for Android tablets

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Sony Tablet S owners rejoice! After being gifted the Playstation Store last week, you can now enjoy music using Sony’s Spotify competitor: Sony Music Unlimited. The major difference between these two services is that you’ve got to pay for Music Unlimited. Don’t worry, pricing ...

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Popular Facebook game Top Eleven comes to Android

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Facebook's most played sports game features 3 million monthly players.

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Google Wallet expands to additional merchants

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With all the hype around Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus, we overlooked a handful of other relevant newsworthy items.  Take for instance Google Wallet, which expanded to a number of new merchants.  According to the official Google blog, the list of merchants has grown to include ...

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Griffin Technology debuts new Android accessories for fall

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Griffin Technology has announced a number of new accessories for Android smartphones and tablets, putting them on sale for the fall 2011 season.  The new products include tablet covers, holsters, smartphone cases, micro-HDMI to HDMI cables, and more.  While some of the accessories are designed ...

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Sprint announces $99 Motorola Admiral for October 23

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Features include military ruggedness and Direct Connect.

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Asus’ Transformer Prime may launch with Ice Cream Sandwich

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The tablet is expected to debut November 9th and will feature a quad-core processor.

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Weddar’s crowd-sourced weather comes to Android

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Because 90-degrees doesn't feel the same everywhere you go.

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Cosmonauts brings turn-based space combat to Android

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Superplay Games, an independent team up of seasoned gaming developers and gamers, have released their first title this week.  Called Cosmonauts, it’s a free download for Android 2.0 or higher (most tablets) which lets players take turns against one another up in the stars. Featuring both ...

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Netflix app for Android updated, Honeycomb devices now supported

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The Netflix app has been around for some time now and has worked “unofficially” on just about every device. Every few weeks Netflix drops an update to give “official” support to these devices and today they updated the app to officially support Honeycomb devices. Before ...

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Galaxy Nexus signup page goes live with seven U.S. carriers listed

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With all the major carriers listed, we wonder just how long Verizon's exclusivity will last.

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