The Average Android User

Android has become an increasingly active platform over the past year or so and 2010 promises to be its best year yet, but who is using the Android platform? Who is the average Android user? I asked the Android community to complete my short survey and they responded. So what has the survey shown?

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Mobile Browsing Explodes in December, Android Big Winner With 54.8% Gain

Mobile browsing now accounts for 1.3% of all web browsing, according to the latest figures released by NetApplications yesterday. A brief post on their web site claims that mobile devices were the biggest usage share winners this past holiday season. All major mobile operating systems ...

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Engadget gets its very own Nexus One

Three full days before Google’s official event, Engadget managed to get their very own Nexus One. Besides the obvious bragging, they don’t mention how they got the device which should probably hint at Google distributing a few actual units to the media, before and probably ...

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T-Mobile Employee Confirms Nexus One?

As many of you many know, going to the mall during the holiday a season is a drag. The crowds, the annoyances, the Nexus One confirmations? After heading to the mall yesterday in Albany, New York to clear up a few problems with my T-Mobile bill, I  asked a T-Mobile store manager about the ...

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Google Executive Hints at Google Voice VOIP in 2010

All of you Google Voice fans better be excited because 2010 is possibly shaping up to be the year Google Voice will become VOIP capable. In an interview with eWeek, Google Executive Bradley Horowitz revealed that Google indeed plans to implement VOIP services in the coming year, thus allowing ...

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Nexus One Rooted Already

Well, the title kind of says it all. The high honor is being claimed by MoDaCo’s founder Paul O’Brien, who reported on a thread back at his site, he had created “Superboot”. Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot The ...

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App Review: Market Suggest

Market Suggest, brought to us by AndroidLib, is a new way to discover great Android apps. It looks and feels similar to the default Market app, but it provides many additional features which make it easier to find the fantastic applications that you may be missing out on. It suggests to you a ...

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Canada Wants 1.6 Really Bad… Do You?

It would appear that on the 20th of December 2009 that a website going by the name of “iwantmyonepointsix.com” appeared on the streets of the world wide web. The website’s aim is described in the About section of the site which I shall reference here and paraphrase below: We ...

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Outstanding Platform Versions

Google is now publishing the barest minimum of Android Market usage statistics. Ponder what the pie chart means in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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ABI Research: iPhone’s App Market Share to Shrink, Android to Benefit

ABI Research, a marketing research firm based in New York, released a study about the future of the mobile app market in the next five years. The firm expects application downloads to reach five billion by 2014, up from an estimated 2.3 billion in 2009. The remarkable part of the study is ...

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App Review: PhoneFlicks

I am a huge movie fan and I am always on the lookout for a title to add to my Netflix queue. I’ve been in many situations with fellow film fans and really needed to add a movie or even just remember the title, but I couldn’t unless I had my laptop handy. With PhoneFlicks... Read More

Mplayit Launches Android App Store

Mplayit, the worlds largest mobile app store has made a better way to view applications in the Android Market. Already selling apps for a number of different platforms such as Apple, Blackberry, Android get the Facebook treatment. Their website, http://mplayit.com is an application hosted on ...

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Brightkite Launches Nation’s First AR Advertising Solution

Social discovery networking mogul, Brightkite, has launched the first augmented reality (AR) advertising solution in the nation. The California based company which has been bringing people together since October of 2005 partnered with AR application developer “Layar” back in August ...

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App Review: Dolphin Browser

Years of surfing the web from Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices have left me pretty bummed about browsing on a handheld. Having recently upgraded to an HTC Hero, and I do mean upgrade, I see how sweet it can be. I have been using the stock browser and find it great. However, in my search... ...

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Rethinking Android App Piracy

Pirating Android applications is, unfortunately, easy. Whether it makes sense for app developers to do much about it, though, is far from clear. Ponder the issue in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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