Android Market to Hit 50,000 Apps in Time for Google I/O

With all the recent talk about Android growth and trying to sway developers to the platform, we thought we’d stroll by Androlib to get a feel for where the number of apps sits today.  Now, we know that Androlib is in no way the official word on actual figures.  We realize that until ...

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Oprah Mobile: You Get an App, You Get an App!

Harpo Studios has announced the release of the brand new Oprah Mobile app aimed at hardcore fans of the daytime giant.  For a one-time $1.99 charge users can keep up with just about every aspect of Oprah, from the talk show to her magazine and twitter account. Users can enjoy video clips, vote ...

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SIRIUS XM Radio App Due in May

SIRIUS XM Radio has announced that an official application will be available next month, providing over 120 channels of sports, news, and commercial-free music to customers.  We get the feeling this will require Android 2.1 as the press release continually refers to the app being designed for ...

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Nook Firmware Update Adds Android Apps, Browser

Barnes & Noble recently rolled out a firmware update to their nook e-book reader and it features some nice changes. This latest version (v1.3) now features a  pair of Android games – Chess and Sudoku, as well as a beta web browser.  The browser comes as a result of may users asking to ...

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Automatic App Updating Coming in Android 2.2

One Android feature that our readers have been asking for is the ability to update all applications and games to the latest release.   It’s not uncommon for the average user to see 15 or more notifications a day indicating new versions of downloaded apps.  As phones get bigger and allow ...

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Update to HTC Legend Brings Missing Apps Back

We reported earlier this week that HTC Desire customers were frustrated after finding many popular apps were not available to them in the Android Market.  Apparently, Legend owners have the same gripe.  For the Desire, it was quickly found that the reason behind this was that Google had yet to ...

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Dell’s “Non-Conforming” Smoke Aims For Corporate Sector

The worst part about leaking handsets to the internet is the seemingly endless waiting period until actual launch.  Take for instance the Dell Smoke.  Not due until second quarter of 2011, we’re now forced to sit on our hands for a year.  A year!?  Thanks for nothing Engadget!

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Dell to Offer 800MHz of Froyo Sexiness with ‘Flash’

That picture you are staring above this paragraph… it’s a Dell phone. Yep, that sleek beauty is called the Flash and it’s yet another Android phone to begin pining over. Engadget has scored what appears to be an entire handset roadmap for the PC giant tonight and this marks ...

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Dell Calls Down the 4.1-inch ‘Thunder’ with Android 2.1, Flash 10.1, and Hulu!

Okay Dell, we get it.  You do have some rather serious plans for Android.  Engadget has scored a doozy of an exclusive this evening by leaking a new Android-based handset from Dell.  Called the Thunder, it’s a counterpart to the forthcoming Windows-Mobile based Lightning.  You’ll ...

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Heathrow Celebrates Resumed Flights with Android App

Heathrow Airport is celebrating their resumed flights this week with the announcement of Heathrow Airport Guide for Android handsets.  As the official app for the United Kingdom’s largest airport, this title comes in both free and paid flavors.  Using Heathrow Mobile travelers can check ...

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Select Droid Incredibles Arriving Days Ahead of Schedule (Incredibly Early)

A handful of lucky Verizon customers are finding that the Droid Incredible they just ordered on Monday have started arriving.  Such is the case with user SoSmarmy of AndroidForums.  After mentioning in a thread that he received his phone a day after ordering it, a handful of envious members ...

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Progressive Releases Car Insurance App for Android

After seeing tremendous interest in their mobile site from Android users, Progressive has released a full-on application to the market.  Aimed to simplify the online experience, the free app provides many of the same features as the their full website including getting quotes, making payments, ...

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T-Mobile USA to Offer Garminfone in Exclusive Deal

T-Mobile USA, Inc has officially announced another Android handset exclusive today with the upcoming Garminfone.  Touted as the “first Android-powered smart phone fully integrated with Garmin’s premium navigation experience”, it features a 3.5-inch screen and a 3-megapixel camera ...

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Ford’s SYNC AppLink to Allow Hands-Free Voice with Android Apps

Automaker Ford has announced their new SYNC AppLink software to allow for hands-free voice control of a select Android (and BlackBerry) applications. Coming in the form of a downloadable updgrade, SYNC AppLink, will be released for 2011 Ford Fiesta owners with the “award-winning SYNC ...

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Protected Apps Missing for HTC Desire Owners

Some HTC Desire owners are starting to run into aggravation over the inability to download select apps from the Android Market.  Apparently, Google yet to “sign off” the new HTC Desire ROM and it’s hiding copy protected applications from users when browsing the Android ...

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