Happy 7th birthday to Android… and AndroidGuys!

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November 5, 2007 It was exactly seven years ago today that Android officially became a thing. Whereas the world was anxiously awaiting Google’s first smartphone, (likely the gPhone), Google went much bigger in scope. Instead of launching a specific device we got Android and the Open ...

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Google makes Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK platform available

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Google has released the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK to the masses, letting anyone and everyone grab the latest software development kit. Available immediately, the API level 17 platform brings a number of new features and improvements to Android.  A post on the Android blog reminds us of some of ...

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Android turns 5 today!

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We, too, celebrate our five year anniversary.

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This Day in Android: Android 1.0 SDK released (2008)

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Can you believe that it has been four years since the first software development kit (SDK) was released for Android?  Wowzers.  Yes, our favorite mobile platform was released into the wild four years ago today, as we were informed by Google’s own Dan Morrill.  With 600,000 Android apps ...

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Developers Start Your Engines, Preview of Google TV add-on now Available for Android SDK

Great news for Google TV owners and developers alike. Those promises of the Android Market on your Google TV have just received a huge kick towards reality. In preparation for a soon-to-come Honeycomb update, developers can now download a preview of the Google TV add-on for the Android SDK. ...

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Final Honeycomb SDK is Live

You've been playing with the preview Honeycomb SDK for some time now, it's time to do the real job. Google has given the green light for the final Honeycomb SDK to go online, and here it is

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How To Use The Android Emulator

The Nexus S hasn't been released yet, but besides the vague and instable custom ROMs, there is a legal way to try out Gingerbread. It's called the SDK Emulator, originally designed for developers to test their apps with the newest platforms with different configurations.

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How to Use ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

Just a few hours after the post about the custom ROM for the Xperia X10 had been published, we've got a lot of questions what ADB exactly was, and how to use it. Well, it's quite easy to learn actually. It has a lot of complicated functions, but we'll just do the basic stuff, assuming the ...

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Google Opens Door on Android’s Previously Closed Development

The Register reported this week that Google is taking a step in their development process to allow both OEM Manufacturers and the general public more access to the Android development process. This change is taking form in how public contributions are handled with the Native Development Kit, or ...

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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 2.1 SDK Out, Seems Benign

The Android 2.1 SDK has finally arrived! Learn what's new and different in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Code Pollution: Reaching Past the SDK

See how violating the SDK affects more than just you and your users, in today's extra-special episode of Building 'Droids!

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Pencils Down! ADC2 Voting Comes to End

The official Android Developers Blog has announced that public voting for the second Developers Challenge has come to a close.  We won’t have to wait too long to find out who the winners are as they will be announced this coming Monday, November 30th!

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Hey Developers – Mark Your Calendars for DroidCon London

Following the resounding success of the Droidcon Berlin conference comes another  event of equal industry impact in London, UK. Organized by the active members of ‘Londroid’ – the monthly London Android meetup (www.meetup.com/android) DroidCon London will be a two day ...

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Google Pushes Source Code for Android 2.0 – Developers Push it to G1 Within Hours

Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.  The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with it.  Most handset manufacturers have been stuck messing with Android 1.6 instead.  No more of that! Last ...

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