VOTE NOW: Would an Amazon Store be Good or Bad for Android?

The Amazon store for Android apps is practically a certainty at this point.  NDA’s are being sent out, facts and figures are being whispered, and tech blogs are going crazy.  I know I have my own reasons as to whether this app store is good or bad for Android, but I wanted to see what... ...

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We're almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we're not completely sold on the tablet ...

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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn't make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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Developer’s Spotlight: Launcher Pro’s Federico Carnales

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus. Swiping between screens is a real breeze, fast and fluid. Overall, it makes the stock launcher really seem like a joke.   This excellent piece of software fills in the missing holes of the standard Android launcher and ...

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NTT DoCoMo to Begin Testing eBook Service with Android Phones

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced earlier today that they will be conducting trials for their e-book distribution service starting in late October and wrapping in late December.

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Shots of Verizon-Branded HTC Merge Hit Web, Bing Safely in Tow

While this is a news from a couple days ago, it is still important.  Photos of the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z have surfaced again. It appears to be headed to Verizon.  BGR has scored a mega-load of images of what looks to be a more finished device. The model number (ADR6325) is... Read More

Amazon to Release Android Tablet Alongside App Store?

Last week we spoke of an email mobile developers were receiving from Amazon, and speculated the purpose of this email to be regarding the development of an Amazon Android Application store. Although an Android app store powered by Amazon’s intelligent recommendation engine would likely be ...

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Droid 2 FM Radio Revealed

Didn’t know the Droid 2 had an FM Radio? Yeah, neither did we, but thanks to some clever folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now listen to your favorite radio stations at will.  As with most things like this, a bit of hacking and command line work is necessary,  but other than that it ...

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New Android Game “Kamikaze Race” to Integrate Cross-Platform Play

Until recently, cross-platform gaming seemed unthinkable.  However,  thanks to OpenFeint, it’s now possible. A new game is set for release in early October that integrates OpenFeint for cross-platform competition. Not much is known about this new game, apart from what we’re given in ...

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AT&T Training on Galaxy Tab, a La Cart Pricing Revealed

We got a tip earlier this morning from an A&T source of ours who tells us that the carrier has been conducting training for the Galaxy Tab.  According to them, they company aims to be first out of the gate with pricing and availability.  We’re also hearing some preliminary pricing on ...

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Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term. At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying. A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to ...

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Sharp Announces Pair of ‘Galapagos’ Tablets [VIDEO]

Sharp has officially joined the Android tablet party.  The company unveiled a pair of Android-based ‘Galapagos’ devices today at a Tokyo event.  One model features a 10.8-inch LCD display (1366×800) while the smaller version offers a 5.5-inch LCD at 1024×600 resolution. ...

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Android: Open Source or Just an Open Mess?

Those of us who are familiar with the “with Google” stamp on the back of our respective Android phones what does this actually signify?  Is it part of a carrier deal that gives exclusivity to Google premium apps like Gmail and the Android Market, or part of a grander scheme to make ...

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T-Mobile G2 Won’t Support Tethering at Launch

As many of you know, stock Android 2.2 supports tethering out of the box.  However, the folks over at TmoNews have discovered that while this is the case, the T-Mobile G2 will not support tethering at launch.  See T-Mobile’s official comment regarding this below: “T-Mobile does not ...

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Motorola XT720 Released on Wind Mobile

Wind Mobile has released the Motorola XT720, a high-end Android device.  Think of it as the Droid without the keyboard.   This phone has a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480×854, 512MB of on board memory, an 8MP camera.  I am really hoping this device will get upgraded to Android ...

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