Plugging a Few Android Projects

There are a few projects involving Android right now that we’d like to bring your attention to.  Theses are all off site and not affiliated with us, but we feel some of our readers might be interested in them.  If you get a minute, check ‘em out.  They might skew a little towards ...

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Google I/O to Offer Plenty of Android Tutorials, Surprises

Dan Morrill has been talking up Google I/O quite a bit lately, and for good reason.  It’s shaping up to be the event of the year for Android, in terms of developer help. The annual conference is Google’s largest developer gathering and includes sessions on working with various ...

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Android Dev Phones Get 1.5 Update

If you happen to own one of the Dev Phone 1′s from Google, you’ll be pleased to know that Android 1.5 is now available for your handset.  That’s right, you can flash your handset with the new Cupcake build. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Jeff Sharkey Talks Widgets for Android 1.5

Today, the official Android Developers blog was updated with an article from Jeff Sharkey with information on Android 1.5 and what to expect in the way of widgets.  Written for developers, the piece provides sample code and general assistance in getting widgets for existing apps. One last cool ...

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Microsoft adCenter Within Android Apps: A Cautionary Tale

It’s a tough decision for developers to make – Do you charge for your app or do you embed advertisements instead, hoping for clicks?  If you’re considering writing your own application, you might want to give this story a read. An Android developer going by the name of ...

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First Pics of UI Changes in Android 1.5

While everyone is getting amped up about the new features set to debut in Android 1.5, we’re equally excited about the enhancements to current ones. As promised on Monday, the Android Developers Blog is starting to unveil some of the changes coming in the updated OS.  First up is Romain ...

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Early Look at Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Developers are now able to get their hands on an early look of Android 1.5′s SDK, which is based off of the Cupcake development branch.  New features introduced into this SDK include APIs for soft keyboards, home screen widgets, live folders, speech recognition, and more! The official ...

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Google Keeps Your Secrets Safe on Your Android Phone

Google wants to make it possible for you to carry your most sensitive data with you without compromising its security.  Released yesterday, Secrets for Android, allows users to securely store and manage vital information like passwords, credit card, and login information. Have you seen ...

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7 Steps to Fix The Android Market

There is no mistaking it.  The Android Market needs help.  As more apps are added,  and the Android user base grows, the complaints about its shortcomings are keeping step.  I’ve seen both developers and Android fans alike chime in with ways they feel it could be improved. I’ve ...

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You Tell Us: What is it About Android That You Like Most?

We’re opening the Friday feedback up with a question that should get a whole gamut of answers.  Developers and fans alike can chime in with their opinions on this one, so we expect to see a wide variety of responses.  What is it about Android that you like the best? Leave your comments ...

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Rhetorical Questions

I’ve been thinking a lot about Android lately.  Imagine that!  As I go back and look through some of the things that have happened over the last year, there are a lot of unanswered questions that come to mind. Here’s a handful of questions that I’ve been kicking around my ...

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Google Helps Developers Catch Up, Releases ADP 1.1

There’s good news coming out of the Google camp this week for Android developers.  ADP 1.1 has been released for owners of the Dev Phone.  Designed to address bugs in the alarm clock, device sleep, POP3 email, and email notification, the biggest change is in regards to the paid app ...

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HTC Magic Skin Already Available for Developers Using Android Emulator

If there is one thing we’ve learned here at AndroidGuys over the last year or so, it’s that developers move fast. We’re not even 24 hours removed from Vodafone’s announcement of the HTC Magic and Tea Vui Huang had released a skin for the Android emulator. Billing his ...

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Android Market Now Accepting Priced Applications

Looks like the Wall Street Journal got it right.  The Android Market is now accepting priced applications with availability starting next week. According to the official Android Developers Blog, Google Checkout will act as the payment and billing mechanism for Android Market. Can’t ...

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