European HTC Hero Skipping 1.6 Update

File Under: Good News/Bad News We just had an interesting email come across our inbox pertaining to the European version of the HTC Hero.  One of our readers reached out to HTC to ask about whether or not their Hero would be seeing an update to Android 1.6.  Here’s the email they ...

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Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, we have added ...

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Gaming the “New” Android Market

One of the more well-known features of Android 1.6 (Donut) is the improved Android Market.  One of the enhancements to the content portal is the ability to sort apps by titles consideredt be “Just In”.  This is designed to bring up only the most recent apps available to users.  ...

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Android Around the World: UK Edition

We tend to spend a lot of our time focusing on US news, but we’re seeing a growing interest coming from our international readership.  As Android grows, so will the news from abroad.  Some of what comes across our desk doesn’t necessarily merit an entire post but is still worth ...

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Yum-Yum

9:15 P.M. PST. I’m tracing familiar pattern on the smooth surface  of my beloved MyTouch. Time to switch on the silent mode and call it quits. But wait – there’s few notifications in the toolbar! Sliding it down and whoopee! My Donut was just delivered fresh from the oven! ...

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Are We on Eve of Donut Rollout?

You smell that?  We’re beginning to detect a hint of donut essence.  We get the feeling that we’re going to be seeing the 1.6 rollout any day now. We received an email from one of our readers pointing out a recent update to the T-Mobile MyAccount application.  He noticed that the ...

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The Donut Has Landed

The Android 1.6 SDK is now available. Learn one developer's initial take on the release in today's extra-special bonus edition of Building 'Droids!

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Preview of Android Market Changes for 1.6 [VIDEO]

Wanna see what the Android Market will look like for Android 1.6?  Check out the video below.  Eric Chu of the Android Developers Blog just dropped a quick update on us to say that a few improvements are on there way.  Not only does it get a visual refresh with lots of color, but ...

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