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New Android Fragmentation/Legacy Chart Shows 50% Running 2.1

Our favorite pie chart has made another appearance over at Google’s Android Developer site. As you can see, 50% of Android devices are now running 2.1, up from the last projection

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Hand Gesturing For Android Phones

EyeSight Mobile technologies, makers of the eyeCall app for feature phones, announced that they are hard at work developing for the Android platform.  What’s the big deal?  Well, imagine being

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Adobe AIR for Android Developers

In what could be a breath of fresh AIR, (pun intended), Adobe Systems today announced that their AIR platform has been opened up to Android devices.  The Adobe AIR platform

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Android 2.2: A Developer’s Perspective

So, what does Android 2.2 really mean for the average Android developer? Learn more in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Google Releases Updated Android Fragmentation Report

Google today has released on their developer site an updated chart showing the percentages of which flavor of Android are making up what is out in the wild on Android

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Android APIs: A Spectrum of Openness

Does Android have private APIs? That depends on what you consider “private” and an “API”. Learn more in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Flash and Air Developers Finding it Easy to Port to Android.

Androidpolice.com is reporting that with the recent huge push from Adobe, application and game developers are having a breeze of a time porting over their Air and Flash apps to

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Thursday Night Podcast Tonight 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern!

Join Scott Brown and co-host Matthew Patience tonight at 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern, 0200 UTC round 2 of the Thursday Night AndroidGuys Podcast! If you listened in last week, you’ll

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Fatal Assumptions: Touch

The Fatal Assumptions blog post series will review some assumptions Android application developers may make, and why those assumptions may harm their app’s acceptance, immediately or in the near future.

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Google adds Universal Search to Suggest to Mobile Platforms

On their official blog, Google is announcing that they have rolled out Universal Search to their Suggest functionality for mobile platforms.  This feature has been enabled for users on the

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Special Edition AndroidGuys Podcast This Thursday!

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, 7PM Pacific/10PM Eastern for a special edition of our AndroidGuys Podcast! We’re trying some new things, with a new format for Thursday nights… you

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Vote For AndroidGuys On Wirefly.com’s Best Android Blog Of 2010!!

OK, AndroidGuys (and Gals)! It’s time to support your favorite Android blog (hopefully us) and head on over to Wirefly.com to place your vote! The more votes we get, the

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Breaking News! Steve Jobs to Apple Shareholders: “iPhone is a bust, Android FTW!!!”

Early this morning in an unprecedented email to Apple Shareholders, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shares vital information regarding the iPhone and it’s future. In an AndroidGuys exclusive, our source has forwarded us the following email which we believe is authentic:

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Code Pollution: Background Control

Background processes have their place on Android, and the fact that they are possible gives Android more flexibility than some of the alternatives. There can be too much of a good thing, though — learn more in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Kickstart Your Android App Funding

A 50th Android business model is to go with a pre-paid funding model, collecting the money needed to build the app up front. Learn more about how you can achieve this using Kickstarter in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!