Samsung Opens Galaxy Tab Developer Forum

Samsung wants Android developers to start writing for their new Galaxy Tab so they are making things easier. To help create the best user experience for games and applications, Samsung has set up a new developer forum.

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Android Market – New Countries

After allowing developers from more countries to sell apps, Google said that they would give access to paid apps to users from more countries. Well, it happened yesterday, now paid apps are available in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, ...

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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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On The Ground with APPNATION Part 1

Our own Ray Walters was on the ground in San Fransisco, live at the APPNATION conference.  We have no idea how he worked his way into speaking at APPNATION, but he looks good doesn’t he?  Below find his report on day one of the APPNATION event. Hey there Android Guys and Gals, as I ...

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Templates, Wireframes, Stencils and Icons: The Big List of Android Developer Resources

Here’s a handy resource for you current and prospective Android developers.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of wireframes, templates, GUI PSD’s, stencils and more to help you put together the best looking Android apps around.  Of course, we understand this is not a ...

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Sprint Dangles $50,000 and More in ‘4G App Challenge’

Sprint has partnered with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to put up $50,000 and some killer prizes in an effort to spur 4G app development. The contest, called the Sprint 4G App Challenge, pits apps against each other in five categories accepting - entertainment, gaming, productivity, social ...

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Scoreloop Adds PayPal Integration to Cross-Platform SDK

Scoreloop continues to help developers monetize their games this week with the addition of PayPal integration. Already the "leading social gaming infrastructure provider", Scoreloop has been providing tools to help developers engage their end users all while earning additional money

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Android Piracy Heat Map

We have heard and reported that piracy is an ongoing and growing problem on Android. One new study from KeyesLabs, the developers behind Screebl Pro and AAL (an open source Automatic Application Licensing), brings us a new perspective on the issue.    

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Google’s Response to Oracle’s Suit

We knew it would not take long for Google to respond the lawsuit that Oracle has filed against them.  An article from Informationweek.com gives a quote from the Google statement about the matter: “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java ...

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Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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DroidBooster Gives OEMs and Developers a Shot of Caffeine

Are you an Android developer or handset manufacturer who wants to optimize Java code performance?  Well, I guess you don’t have to look any further, according to FlexyCore, maker of DroidBooster. FlexyCore says they have developed a way to optimize Java performance many times over, by ...

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Geeks’Phone’s CCR Program: a Real Open Source Phone

Each time a new Android phone is released, groups of power users will try to improve it by digging into Android source code and by cooking ROMs. The path they choose is not easy: They have to do guesswork or reverse engineering and often they are stopped in their attempts by hardware ...

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Android SDK Updated

Google announced on the Android Developers blog that the Android 2.2 SDK has been updated to match the most recent system image that was pushed to the Nexus One (FRF91). In the post, Android SDK Tech Lead Xavier Ducrohet says: As you may have noticed, the source code for Android 2.2, which we ...

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Android Team Employs Remote Application Removal

The Android Developers Blog has an very interesting article up this morning concerning their ability to implement remote application removal.  Along with over-the-air updates and an application “sandbox and permissions model”, Google has plenty of tools to safeguard Android users. ...

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Google Acknowledges Market Issues, Says They’re Fixed

We were just talking this morning about Android Market issues, missing apps, and missing comments.  It turns out Google was all over this one but simply didn’t do a good enough job communicating it with developers.     

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