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BigAndroidBBQ Gathers Steam as Verizon, Swappa, Adobe and Orbotix Join Sponsors

The BigAndroidBBQ is now just three weeks away but that doesn’t mean big companies aren’t still trying to get in on the action. Today sees four highly reputable names join

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Barnes & Noble Steps Up Push for Android Developer

Barnes & Noble, growing increasingly serious about their Android efforts, has begun touting the benefits of their NOOK App Developer program.  I recently spent some time speaking with Claudia Romanini, Director

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Google Maps Gets a Minor Update

Google pushed out a minor update (v5.10) to their massively popular (100,000,000 – 500,000,000 installs!) Google Maps application yesterday, adding in a pair of new features. Users will find that

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Tripit App Gets a Facelift

TripIt pushed out an update to their traveling companion application earlier this week, hoping to spur even more usage among Android users. The facelift is designed to make it easier

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NFL 2011 Releases Bundle of New Apps Just in Time for Kickoff

The National Football League has released an official app for Android tablets today, just hours before the season kicks off.  Called NFL ’11, the app is a free download and

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Sony Ericsson Nozomi to Feature Ice Cream Sandwich, Launch Next Year

The Sony Ericsson Xperia series consists of some good Android handsets, not to forget the beautiful and stylish Xperia ARC. Last month, we first heard about the SE Nozomi which

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NVIDIA Kal-El Tablets Coming This Year, Smartphones Due Next Year

NVIDIA is a world renowned technology brand with many fans in the mobile world. Just about everyone is familiar with Tegra 2, the first dual-core mobile processor which was introduced

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Norton 2012 Product Line Includes Trio of Android Apps

Norton announced their 2012 product line this week and, sensing the growing mobile trend, unveiled a couple of new mobile-focused titles. Android users will be most concerned with a trio

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VLC Media Player for Android Finally Enters Private Beta After Months of Push Backs

If you’ve been waiting for the VLC Media Player to hit Android, chances are you’ve given up by now. We reported about it coming “within weeks” back in December and

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Create the Next Droid Bionic Ad and Win Cash in $25,000 Contest

Think you have what it takes to come up with a great television spot for the Droid Bionic.  Prove it!  Sign up for the new $25,000 contest kicking off today

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Alarm.com App Updated to Include Push Notifications

The Alarm.com app for Android was recently updated to include push notifications.  This is a pretty big deal considering you’re talking about home security and monitoring.  The latest release (v1.3.4)

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Create Your Own Live Wallpapers with DroidAppGen

Who needs the Google App Inventor?  Wanna-be Android developers looking to spruce up their home screen can take matters into their own hands and create  a personalized Live Wallpaper.  With

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Doodle Grub Update Adds 11 Levels, New Enemies

Doodle Grub, a game we highlighted back in June, has been updated with eleven new levels.  What’s more, each level gets its own unique enemies, apples and dangers, freshening the game

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Droid Bionic Available from Amazon Wireless for $199

Today’s the long-anticipated day that the Motorola Droid Bionic hit Verizon shelves around the country.  Officially announced just yesterday, the new hotness will set you back a cool $300 with

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Sony Ericsson Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich Support for 2011 Xperia Line [UPDATE: Maybe Not]

Sony Ericsson has taken a bit of a proactive approach for their 2011 Xperia handsets, pledging support for an unannounced Android platform.  A representative recently spoke with SoMobile confirming that