Jelly Bean nears 50% saturation of Android devices

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Roughly a year and a half after making its debut, the Jelly Bean version of Android is nearing the fifty percent mark. New figures showing on the developer blog put the platform at 48.6 percent of all devices. Android 2.3 Gingerbread still accounts for 28.5 percent of the pie and holds strong ...

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OpenKit 1.0 is now available for download

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OpenKit, the open source back-end platform for “truly social” cross platform games, announced today that V1.0 of the back-end service is now live across iOS and Android, with Unity™ plug-in support, and is now available to all developers at http://openkit.io. OpenKit was conceived ...

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Amazon: Developers seeing significant benefits in Amazon Coins

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Mobile app developers love Amazon Coins and the virtual currency system, says a new Amazon blog post. In the few months since the introduction, developers are seeing benefits (read: revenue) in using the Coins. Noteworthy stats: In the last two weeks of May alone, more than 100 million Coins ...

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Android Events: AndroidTO returns to Toronto on October 17

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Listen up Android developers! Android TO returns to Toronto, Canada on October 17 for its fourth go ’round. Tickets are available for the all-day event and sponsors and speakers have already started lining up. We believe that 2013 is the year where Android moves beyond just being an ...

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Samsung schedules first developer conference for October 27

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The hardware maker's first conference takes place in San Francisco over the course of three days.

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Jelly Bean is now (finally) most common version of Android

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More than one year after its debut, Android 4.1/4.2 becomes the most used version of the platform.

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Jelly Bean now more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich; both trail Gingerbread

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Android 4.1+  Jelly Bean has moved ahead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in terms of popularity among versions of the platform. That said, both still trail the Gingerbread build as the two year old Android release still clings to the lead. Overall figures for the last 14 days show that ...

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Full agenda, list of sessions for Google I/O 2013 revealed

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With no less than 16 Android and 4 Glass sessions expected, Google IO 2013 will be amazeballs.

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Amazon Appstore expanding to 200 more countries in coming months

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Amazon this week announced that the Amazon Appstore will be expansion to nearly 200 countries over the next few months. As part of the global growth, developers will be able to take advantage of the tools available today, including 1-click purchasing, in-app purchases, GameCircle, and A/B ...

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Jelly Bean powers one in four Android devices

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Nearly one year after it was announced, Android 4.1+ powers one out of every four Android devices. The monthly developer dashboard figures are out and it shows that while  Jelly Bean accounts for 25% of all devices it trails Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (29.3%) and Gingerbread 2.3 (39.8%). ...

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Google IO 2013 sells out within 45 minutes

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As if you might have expected anything else, Google I/O 2013 has sold out in a matter of minutes. How many minutes this time? Well, so far our unofficial report is that took only 45 minutes. To put that into perspective, let’s frame it against the last few years and the time it took to... ...

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Google IO 2013 registration and pricing details

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Hey developers! Looking to make the annual trek to San Francisco for Google I/O 2013? You’ll want to circle March 13 on your calendar and set aside no less than $900 for registration.  Registration for the three day event will begin at 7AM PST (10 AM EST) where it will likely sell out in ...

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Gingerbread holds top spot as Android 4.0+ closes in

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Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) remains the most popular version of the platform but 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1 (Jelly Bean) are closing the gap. New figures in the Android Developers Dashboard are out and things look to be moving right along with older stuff dying slowly and newer stuff ...

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Amazon Appstore downloads up 500 percent over previous year

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Things are looking pretty good for Android developers considering Amazon’s Appstore for distribution. App downloads are up 500 percent year over year and momentum just keeps building. A new press release going out today tells us that the Kindle Fire HD has proven to be a catalyst for ...

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Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

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Google today announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps.  It will be easier than ever to insert vector-based maps into applications, according to Google. Launching today as part of Google Play ...

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