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    Facebook’s Nearby Friends announced for mobile
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature that will allow mobile device users to share ...

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    Sony schedules multiple Xperia Z models for 4.4.2 updates
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according ...

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    Google dangles $100k carrot for Project Ara developers
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just ...

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    Looking for the longest lasting battery experience for your smartphone? Here’s the top devices

    A smartphone that doesn’t last a day in the 21st century isn’t a smartphone worth ...

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    Toshiba envisions Project Ara as wearables, too
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    There’s no denying that Project Ara is an exciting project and one that will undoubtedly change ...

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Android Phone as a Navigation Device

Will Android phones become the default automotive navigation device for consumers? Personal navigation device (PND) use has sky-rocketed in the last few years. With the advent of color touch-screens, simple to use interfaces, advanced features–all at lower costs–these devices have ...

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Layar Adds Stunning 3D Objects

Layar’s already impressive augmented reality app takes a big leap forward today by adding support for 3D objects. Game of Pac-Man in the park, anyone? More information is in their press release. Hat tip to TheNextWeb.

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Sprint’s Foray Into Android

Sprint is starting to ramp up their Android community involvement, in preparation for their launch of the HTC Hero and their Open Developer Conference. Learn more in today's episode of 'Building Droids!

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Real World Hyperlinking From GeoVector’s World Surfer

San Francisco-based GeoVector has announced the launch of their directional search and pointing app for Android handsets.   Available today in the Android Market, World Surfer allows for users to simply point their phone towards a place that interests them and learn more about it.  One can ...

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SomaView Helps Users Discover Their Virtual Neighborhood

I’m a big fan of Augmented Reality (AR) apps for Android.  While some might see them as the current fad in mobile apps, I view the concept as just a stepping stone.  Anytime I get a chance to try out a new AR title, I’m game.   Naturally, I was pleased to get an email... Read More

Android, Not Ready for Prime Time. Or Is It?

I need to start this article with a confession of addiction, it is what they tell me helps to handle my problem; Hello, my name is Ray and I am addicted to Technology. That being out of the way; I am like Napoleon Dynamite’s brother Kip, singing, “I love technology” at the end of the... ...

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Larva Labs’ Intelligent Home Screen to Spice up Android

Most of the excitement surrounding the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq isn’t due to revolutionary hardware or form factor.  It comes from the user interface.  Motorola recently announced their MOTOBLUR UI and HTC has Sense for the Hero and upcoming Tattoo.  Proprietary skins on top of stock ...

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Zeta TYPE Looking for Virtual Keyboard Testers

Anyone interested in doing a little testing for a new virtual keyboard designed to run on Android?  Zeta Type is looking for alpha and beta testers willing to help shape their upcoming release.  As of right now, there are 50 spots open for those of you who pre-register.  Not only do you get ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Cyanogen’s ROM Now Features Improved Android Market

If you’re at all involved in Android, chances are pretty good you’ve heard of Cyanogen’s ROM.  If you’ve got a rooted handset, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve come across the ROM at some point.  It has emerged as the premier ROM for Android handsets, ...

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Confessions of an AndroidGuy

Hi, my name is Sam and I am an AndroidGuy. As reported last week, I received a shiny, black HTC myTouch 3G yesterday in the mail and it already has Cyanogen’s 4.0.1. I started with 4.0.4 but for some reason the phone would not fully start so after many, many reboots later I decided to... ...

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Ustream’s Mobile Streaming App Lands on Android

One of the major competitors to Qik, Ustream, has made dropped their Android app on us.  Available by the time you read this, the app allows users to broadcast video and host chat from their handset.  According to TechCrunch, Ustream is said to handle the issue of latency better than ...

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And the Winner Is…

We’re happy to announce our winner for the myTouch 3G giveaway!  Thanks to all of you who entered – we literally had thousands of people submit their name!  As mentioned, there is one Grand Prize award and 10 runner up spots who will end up with a free copy of NitroDesk’s ...

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40 Android Business Models, Part Five

People worry about making money from selling Android apps to individuals. There are other ways of making money off of Android. Learn about 40 Android business models in this fourth part of a five-part series of posts in Building 'Droids!

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Detailed Look at Motorola Cliq

The fine folks at T3 are among the first to really get their hands on the upcoming Motorola CLIQ/DEXT handset.  They’re big fans of the MOTOBLUR interface and the widgets that come with it.  They do compare it to HTC Sense but not in great detail. It’s not all sunshine and glitter ...

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