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CyanogenMod 7 Hits Release Candidate

It seems that Teamdouche will never end, at least when it comes to beating OEMs to releasing Gingerbread. That was the news that hit Twitter with a single post by the infamous Chris Soyars. While we have had nightlies for the past month, which are known to be unstable at times, the release candidates are more stable, and are officially one step closer to having full-blown CyanogenMod 7.

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NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El: the First Mobile Quad-Core Processor [VIDEO]

While we’re drooling over the very first Tegra-2-powered devices to hit the market, NVIDIA is already looking ahead to the next generation. Dubbed “Project Kal-El,” the new Tegra chip will

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Rumor: Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One This Week?

Take this one with a big grain of salt, but MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak is reporting that a Google employee at MWC “casually mentioned” that a Gingerbread OTA for the Nexus

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Schmidt: “Ice Cream Sandwich” Will Unite Gingerbread and Honeycomb

Yes, no, yes, no. That’s what it has been like the last month trying to figure out if Honeycomb will appear on smartphones or not. But during the Q&A after his keynote at MWC, Google’s Eric Schmidt mentioned something very cool:

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Eric Schmidt Speaks at Mobile World Congress, Sheds Light on Android Successes and Future

Current CEO Eric Schmidt divulges some Android figures and announces another new application.

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RIM Trying to Make Their Playbook Tablet Capable of Running Android Apps?

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM (creators of the Blackberry) is working on making Android Apps run on their upcoming tablet debut, the Blackberry Playbook. While it is still a mystery of how, it is still an interesting topic and quite a controversial one for Android users.

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Sony Ericsson Announces Three Xperias: Play, Neo and Pro

In what was no surprise at all, Sony Ericsson officially announced the storied “PlayStation Phone,” the Xperia Play, at MWC on Sunday. We also could have guessed that we’d get official

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Samsung Shows Off Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung put all the rumors and leaks to rest today at MWC, officially showing off the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Galaxy S II is being billed

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Each of us is $6 in Google’s Pocket; $10 in 2012

We all know that Google doesn’t make Android out of the goodness of its heart; it’s trying to make some money on the deal. And since it’s not selling the

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Gingerbread 2.3.3 Gives Developers NFC Read/Write Capabilities

In an post on the Android Developer Blog, the Android team announced an update to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, that gives the developers the option to both read and write to

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Picplz 2.0 Overhauls UI, Adds Features

Photo sharing service picplz has updated their Android app to 2.0, giving it a complete user interface overhaul and several new features. The most obvious update is to the look

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“Alien Dalvik” Will Run Android Apps Anywhere [VIDEO]

Remember that post a couple weeks ago about the Blackberry Playbook possibly being able to run Android apps? Well, if true, it looks like the Playbook won’t be the only guy in town. Open Handset Alliance member Myriad has just announced a tool called Alien Dalvik, which is Android’s Dalvik VM ported to other systems. This may sound like a bit of abracadabra to you, but it means you’ll be able to run Android apps on any platform, and without a disturbing lag. Alien Dalvik will run the majority of Android apps, but for the very device-dependent apps, there’s an add-on for the Android SDK.

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American Airlines app takes flight on Android

For you frequent flyers out there who use Android, American Airlines released a new free Android application on the Android market.

The American Airlines Android app allows customers to:

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Open NFC is Released!

Say what you will about the Nexus S, it brought into sharp relief a technology that is all but ignored in the US – Near Field Communications. While tech hungry

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Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market’s bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, right? Developers trying to make a buck on Android should just monetize with ads?

Well, maybe not. Certainly, it’s worth pointing out that there are counter-examples to the conventional wisdom, examples of developers whose paid apps have generated a decent chunk of revenue. This series of posts will look at a few examples, including one developer who brought in more than $150,000 in revenue in less than a month from a single app.