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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 networking and multimedia. Submissions will be accepted until November 5th and will be judged on four merits – creativity, intuitive navigation, functionality and design.

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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

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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

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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and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Latest Android Fragmentation Report Released

The Android Developer site today has released an updated fragmentation report, which they are calling a “platform report”.  As you can see pictured to the left, the pie chart for

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AT&T Looking to Hire Senior Software Engineer

AT&T has a posting over on CrunchBoard which shows the carrier looking to hire a software engineer to help develop and market Android-related devices. The position they are filling is

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Battle of the Network Stars

When purchasing a new phone many of us are being faced with not only a question of a handset but a prospective betrothed wireless carrier for at least a two

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Andy Rubin Reacts to Steve Jobs, Likens Apple to North Korea

The NY Times has a great little interview with Google VP Andy Rubin where he talks about Android’s future among other things.  When asked his thoughts on the recent Steve

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Netflix Wants to Hire an “Android Video Playback Expert”

In a hint of things to come, Netflix has posted a job listing on their website looking for someone to help build with instant streaming client for Android devices.  As