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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New Independent App Store, AndSpot Enters Fray to Take On Google Market

Back when I was a kid, I used to love to watch the WWE Royal Rumble, with every major player in the group going at each other.  It seems that we may have the same sort of situation shaping up in the Android app world, as another independent app store has popped up, this time... Read More

Google Android Smart TV Patent Images Surface

Mobileblab is reporting that something very interesting has been found regarding Google’s Smart TV project while searching the Google Patent data base.   What exactly could be so interesting?  Well, according to the database, the new Smart TV will be Android powered, and come with a ...

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Google Changes Store Approach: “It’s Clear That Many Customers Like a Hands-on Experience”

Andy Rubin just published a post on the Official Google Blog where he announced some sweeping changes in the company’s approach to selling phones.  The company has realized that after a few months, the store needs to be adjusted to reflect the needs and wants of consumers.  It appears ...

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The G1 is Relevant Again… No Thanks to Google

Lately I have been looking with envy on my Android Guy brethren who have some of the cooler Android based handsets out there. I almost jacked my friend’s Nexus One after letting me play with.  I thought about hitting him over the head with it and running. The cause for my madness was the ...

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Samsung’s “S-pad” to Feature 7-Inch SuperAMOLED Display

Korean site Etnews (translated) is reporting that Samsung has a 7-inch SuperAMOLED tablet in the works. Due in late July/early August, the “S-pad” will be supported by SK Telecom and offer both WiFi and 3G connectivity. Other specs include a USB dock, ebooks from Korea’s ...

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Google TV, and Your Android Apps

News broke today regarding Google's TV initiatives, and Android is reportedly part of them. Learn how you can think ahead for your Android apps in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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A Poor Man’s App Store?

A year ago, as awesome as Android 1.0 was, it had a whole lot of warts. Today, with much better hardware running Android 2.0, the wider geek world is coming around to recognize Android’s potential. But in a recent TechCrunch post, Jason Kincaid pointed out a big ol’ wart he still ...

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Was Google’s Hand Too Heavy?

AndroidGuy was formed in the backroom of a T-Mobile retail store in early November 2007. I, along with Scott and a few others were giddy about the prospect of owning a mobile device with little to no restrictions. We would be able to run any flavor of the Android platform that we so desired ...

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Android Market Ruled by the People, Not Google

About 1% of all apps that are uploaded to the Android Market are removed by Google.  Even with such a low percentage, it still begs the question “Does Google play gatekeeper to the Market?”  The answer is both yes and no. Google allows the users of the Android Market to help ...

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TetherGate Continues – Google Responds

It didn’t take long to get a response from Google in the saga involving tethered apps being pulled from the Android Market.  After going pretty much viral two days ago, the search giant updates the situation with the following: We inadvertently unpublished your application for all mobile ...

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Google Launches its Voice-Based Search on iPhone, G1 Must Wait

Google has done it again! They’ve launched a voice based search for the iPhone and the free app is rumoured to be available on the App store, at least some time soon.  Maybe today.   The engineers at Google have added the voice recognition technology to their search algorithm, ...

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Chrome and Android Have Google’s Head in the Clouds

This time last year, the tech community was all abuzz with the rumors that Google was ready to put out a phone of their own.  Nicknamed the gPhone, many expected it to be their answer to Apple’s iPhone.  How surprised were we once we saw Google had bigger ambitions. Rather than focusing ...

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Google’s (Not So) Secret Strategy

Let’s say you’re an average 20 billion dollar company, with a sparse webpage and a search box. And since you’re swimming in money and ideas, you like dreaming up different ways to revolutionize the Internet. For instance, maybe one day you got tired of typing “Mapquest”, so you ...

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Lenovo A8 and A10 Review

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There are numerous choices when it comes to Android tablets for those on a budget. Among those available to consumers are two from Lenovo that offer the same specs but in two different form factors, the A8 and A10. If you’re curious whether these tablets are worth purchasing, then please ...

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