Outstanding Platform Versions

Google is now publishing the barest minimum of Android Market usage statistics. Ponder what the pie chart means in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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General Mobile Introduces “Storeoid”

App stores are all the rage these days.  From carriers to handset makers, it seems like everyone is getting in on them.  It should come as no surprise then that General Mobile has decided to throw their hat in the ring.  Our contact at General Mobile has passed along some screen shots that ...

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Is Google Serious About Maturing the Android Market?

With all the different seemingly conflicting reports about developers fleeing both the iPhone app store and the Android Market, the question remains Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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Official User Data for Android Developers Helps Cut Through Fragmentation

In an effort to battle fragmentation on the platform, the Android Development team took to the official blog today to announce the availability of a new device dashboard. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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HTC Offering Widgets in Android Market for Sense UI Handsets

Listen up Hero and Droid Eris owners!  HTC has just uploaded 4 new widgets for those of you with Sense UI on your Android phones.  Could this be the signal of a new direction for a company formerly famous for being the unknown hardware manufacturer behind many Windows Mobile phones?   ...

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Android Market Doubles to 20,000 Apps in 5 Months

The Android Market has doubled its size over the last five month, going from 10,000 to 20,000 apps.  According to Androlib, the number of apps hit the milestone earlier today and shows no sign of slowing.  Take a look at the chart below and you’ll see the number of new applications ...

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T-Mobile’s Carrier Billing Offers Alternative for Paid Apps

T-Mobile started pushing out an update to the Android Market which allows customers to choose their billing method for paid applications.  Rather than using Google Checkout, users can opt to have these costs added to their T-Mobile account. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can expect to get ...

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Android Market Matters

GameLoft’s recent (and strangely public) announcement that they will be withdrawing resources from Android-based game development has surprised much of the Android community. The fact that a major software house would begin to shun the Android platform, at the same time that handset ...

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A Poor Man’s App Store?

A year ago, as awesome as Android 1.0 was, it had a whole lot of warts. Today, with much better hardware running Android 2.0, the wider geek world is coming around to recognize Android’s potential. But in a recent TechCrunch post, Jason Kincaid pointed out a big ol’ wart he still ...

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Gameloft is a Buncha Idiots

EDITOR NOTE: This post was originally scheduled to go up earlier in the week, but was pushed back due to a server migration.  We understand Gameloft’s position has changed somewhat since the original news, but still feel obligated to share our opinions on Android gaming as a whole. When ...

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ADC2: What Are Your Top Picks so Far?

The winners of the Android Developers Challenge 2 are scheduled to be announced later today so I wanted to do a last minute poll.  As we know, the criteria each app is judged upon is based on four topics: Originality of concept, Effective use of the Android platform, Polish and appeal, and ...

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App Review: Vibrate During Meetings

Vibrate During Meetings (VDM) is a clever, yet simple widget that will automatically change your phone settings to put your phone into vibrate mode.  Now I know there are plenty of these “change your phone settings” apps on the market that do the same thing, however VDM has one ...

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Android Market Acting Up for Developers [RESOLVED]

There is something happening on Android Market right now and it is a pretty big deal to developers. As owner of three apps (DroidIn, DroidIn-Lite and Hire*A*Droid) I’ve recently noticed that: Overall and current download numbers are considerably down. Number of reviews is about 1/3 down ...

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Archos 5 in the Real World

Let me first say that I have always been an early adopter.  From my first Tandy Color Computer II to one of my latest automobile purchases, the great Mazda RX-8, I am on the hunt for the next big thing and the products that are just a little bit off but deliver big rewards to... Read More

App Review: Astraware Sudoku

Astraware’s Sudoku for Android is an app for true “Sudokuphiles”. I say that not to imply that only a true Sudoku fan would agree with the $4.99 price tag it bears on Android Market, but because a true fan will appreciate the wealth of features and controllable settings built ...

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