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Report: PayPal Payments Coming Soon to Android Market

According to a Bloomberg report on Friday, Ebay’s PayPal is in talks with Google about adding its payment service to Android devices.  If the negotiations go as Google is planning, PayPal could

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Augen Switches to AndAppStore on Tablet No Longer Available at Kmart

Augen, maker of the GenTouch78, the well known  “$150 Kmart tablet,” has been under fire from Google for distributing the Android Market and other Google apps without permission.  Since Augen and

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Disturbing Nazi Theme on Android Market (Now Removed)

We ran across this editorial today from Engadget, talking about the existence of some offensive Nazi themes that come up  when you search the keyword “Jewish” in the Android Market. 

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Easy Root Removed From Android Market, App Now Available From Developer’s Site

The developer of the Easy Root application, which allowed owners of the Motorola Droid, Droid X, and Motorola Milestone (your handset must be running Froyo) to easily root their handsets,

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Astrid Takes a Huge Leap Forward

The popular todo list application, Astrid, has had a complete overhaul on its interface, and they’re inviting their loyal users to try out the new version BEFORE it hits the

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(UPDATED) Sorting Out Changes to the Android Developer Agreement

Update: A kindly developer who remembers the details of the previous version of the agreement has corrected us on several points. See below. As we reported on Saturday, Android developers

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A Spammer Responds: “We Will Flood the Android Market”

When we reported on AppBrain’s claim that 6,000 spam apps from three developers had disappeared from the Market, we naturally wanted to confirm whether Google had in fact removed them,

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Has Google Begun Cleaning the Android Market? Do You Care if They Are?

We mentioned in an article last week that an Android developer going by the name of For-side.com Co. Ltd had over 4,000 applications pulled from the Market.  It’s still unknown

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More Payment Options for the Android Market

In a short post on the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Tim Bray mentions that the Android team is working on “introducing new payment options” for the Android Market. Based on the

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AppBrain Breaks Down the Current State of Android Apps

The team behind AppBrain has put together a very insightful look into the Android Market and the current state of its apps.  There are some truly interesting facts to glean

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AndroLib Redesigns and Claims One Billion Downloads

One BILLION downloads!  You can almost hear our favorite Dr. Evil saying it with his maniacal laugh.  No matter how you say it, a billion downloads is a big number

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Android Market Will Hit 100,000 Apps This Month

The graph speaks for itself. According to Android Market web interface AndroLib.com, the Android Market now offers users more than 90,000 apps, and is on pace to end the month

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AppBrain Launches Push Installation for Apps via Website

Last month at Google I/O we got a early glimpse into some of features that will hit Android in the future.  Not quite ready for Froyo, many expect to see

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160,000 Android Phones Sold Daily, Market Nears 70,000 Applications

Speaking earlier today at the Droid X launch, Andy Rubin (Google VP of engineering) said that Android phones are being activated at a rate of 160,000 per day.  Yes, that’s

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AT&T Does it Again, Restricts Non-Market Apps on HTC Aria

Gosh darnit AT&T.  Just when we thought you were starting to get Android you had to go and pull this stuff again.  Like the Motorola Backflip, the just-announced HTC Aria