Comparing Android and Kindle for App Development

The Amazon Kindle is getting an SDK and "app store". Learn a bit more about how these compare to Android in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Why Android “with Google” Makes a Difference for Netbooks and Tablets

“Android” and “open” go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but last year, avid Android followers were reminded that Android might be open, but Google apps for Android? Not so much. Workarounds have allowed use of those applications on phones, but Android’s ...

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gPad – watch out Apple

Here’s something hot: apparently Google is not going to leave Apple alone. Here is article from SMH referencing mockups from Google’s own Glen Murphy. Oh boy, I think I’m seriously in love. How long you think we have to wait? Not too long giving that Steve announced the iPad ...

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Xperia X10 Launching on Vodafone in April

Well Android fans, it seems that we now know when the Xperia X10 will be available to Vodafone customers.  While we still don’t have an exact date, we now know that the handset will be launching sometime in April.  The  Vodafone site is now listing the Xperia X10 as “coming ...

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TripIt Releases Android App to Organize Travel Plans

Following the huge success of their popular application for the IPhone, the travel site TripIt has released an application for Android. The app is free and can be found in the Android Market, but requires users to sign up for a free account on TripIt.com to actually use it.  The app will ...

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Motorola Milestone Confirmed for Telus

Telus has officially announced that they will soon be acquiring the Motorola Milestone(Similar to MotoDroid) into their mobile device line-up. It is exciting news for not only that Canada will be receiving yet another Android device, but that it will be the first HDPI, high density, screen on ...

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Canadian LG Eve to Make the Jump to Android 1.6

According to various sources, including LG Canada themselves, the LG Eve will be receiving an upgrade to Android version 1.6. It is only so long before version 1.5(Cupcake) is no longer on any device which really goes to prove how quickly Android is progressing. Unfortunately this update will ...

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Nexus One OTA Update Enables Pinch-to-Zoom

Looks like Google won’t be having any of that backtalk from Steve Jobs after all. According to the Nexus One News and Updates page, Google will be rolling out an over-the-air update for the Nexus One beginning today. Some may not receive the update until later in the week. The update is ...

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Opinions From an Apple & Google Fanboy

There has been plenty of spilled ink (and pixels) surrounding products released over the past few years by Google and Apple with both putting   out game changers or a iWhatever killers.  A perceived rift may be becoming a reality.  As both an Apple and Google fanboy, I am saddened by a ...

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Nexus One is Coming to Sprint

Rumors of a Sprint enabled Nexus One have been floating around since Google announced that the “superphone” would make it’s way to Verizon in the Spring. Then, Walmart decided to kick the rumors into a higher gear by “accidentally” launching a Nexus One coming soon ...

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One From the Stack: Finding Out How It’s Done

One From the Stack looks at interesting StackOverflow questions, such as today's question on how to replicate the look and feel of something built into Android.

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500 Million Strong, and Growing

Just eight years after the inception of the first 3G/WCDMA from NTT DOCOMO of Japan, it has been confirmed by the UMTS Forum that 500 million users have been reached. In comparison to the fixed telephone network that has taken over a century to reach the same usage amounts this is a startling ...

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OCOSMOS Announces OCS5

South Korean handset manufacturer OCOSMOS has released a new MIP (Mobile Internet Phone, or Multimedia Internet Phone depending who you talk to), that has the ability to make calls over VoIP when connected to WiFi. Of course, it runs the Android OS, has a 3.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen and comes ...

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Firefox Development Underway for Android

It seems that Mozilla has begun work in earnest on building Firefox for the Android platform.  Citing sources from the German Firefox community, Softpedia says that Mozilla is working with developers to make a build available that will at least display webpages in February, with a usable ...

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More Rumblings of 2.0 for the G1

A couple weeks ago, we heard the G1 might see an OTA update to Android 2.0 this month. There’s only a couple days left for that to be strictly true, but we’re hearing more rumblings that the upgrade is not far off. 

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