AdSense for Mobile Success Story: APNDroid

Martin Adamek, one of the developers of APNDroid, recently received an email from Google AdSense for Mobile Applications, letting him know that they’d made some subtle UI changes to the ads. To enhance user experience, the ads now featured a button on the right instead of the entire text ...

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Android to make Google obscenely rich(er)?

It appears Google is expecting to put a little extra coin in its pockets. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt said he thinks Android could bring in as much as $10 billion annually for Google, and based that estimate on the idea that Android could get to 1 billion ...

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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 have been notified of an updated version of  the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement. We based ...

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Lumigon to Launch Android Handset In Time For Halloween

Danish company Lumigon has announced that they’ll be launching their first Android handset this October. The handset, known as the T1, will be launching on October 20th, with pre-orders beginning on September 20th. The T1 will sport a 480 x 320 resolution 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, ...

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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, or if the developers had done so themselves. We haven’t heard anything from Google, but one of the ...

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Dell Streak To Retail for $299 On AT&T Contract, Release Date Still Not Clear

Dell still won’t say when it will actually start selling and shipping the Streak in United States, but on Tuesday they did clear up a bit of lingering confusion. What exactly did they clear up you might ask?  Well it appears the Streak will be priced at $299.99 with a two-year AT&T ...

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Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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App Review: Ratio

Ratio, a great app for anyone who likes to cook, was for quite a while one of the few things I was jealous of on the iPhone platform. No more: it’s now available for Android. One of my other hobbies, besides Android enthusiasm, is cooking, and I’m the kind of person that likes to ...

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Motorola i1 – First Android Phone with Push-to-Talk Available via Sprint Online

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Sprint has released the first Touchscreen Android phone with integrated push-to-talk. The Motorola i1 is now available online through Sprint’s website.  The headline feature is the integrated push-to-talk, a first for touchscreen Android phones. Using Nextel’s Direct Connect and ...

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HTC Offering SLCD in Addition to AMOLED Displays for Handsets [UPDATE]

HTC has announced it will be abandoning the AMOLED screens currently used in the Nexus One and HTC Desire.  As a replacement, HTC will introduce SLCD screens to its manufacturing  process later this summer.  See the full press release below. UPDATE: HTC wrote in to clarify their statement.  ...

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Android 3.0 Test Build Unofficially Breaks Cover?

Interestingly, our friends over at Phandroid have received a picture of a Nexus One supposedly displaying a version of Android 3.0(Gingerbread?).   While I am extremely excited about the possibility of this, I am also very skeptical about a test version of Android  3.0 in the wild this early. ...

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Six Android Products up for T3 Gadget Awards

U.K.-based gadget magazine and website T3 has announced the shortlist for this year’s T3 Gadget Awards, and our Android friends are popping up in four different categories: Commuter Gadget of the Year Phone of the Year (Both the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend) T3 Design Award Gadget of the ...

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TouchWiz Launcher Ported to Un-Rooted Nexus One Handsets

If you haven’t seen or found it by now, it is time you know about it. Apparently a hacker over at XDA-Developers has ported the Galaxy S TouchWiz UI to the Nexus One in launcher format. That’s right, you can now install the TouchWiz UI on your N1 using a simple APK file! Having ...

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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 portions of the Developer Agreement that are changing, it sounds like the change will involve a ...

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Android Creations: a Live Wallpapers Gallery

One of the most talked about features of Android 2.1 was the addition of live wallpapers. A live wallpaper is similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities like GPS, accelerometers, network access, etc, thus adding a truly rich and interactive experience to your ...

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