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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.

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A Peek at GeeksPhone Zero [VIDEO]

GeeksPhone, the little Spanish manufacturer that makes fully open, rooted-out-of-the-box Android phones, has posted a posted a short preview of their latest offering, the GeeksPhone Zero, which will be shown

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Rumor: Android 2.4 in April as a Gingerbread Update

It seems that rumors of Android 2.4 ¬†are back, but in a different form than we’d heard before. Rather than 2.4 as the next named release, Ice Cream Sandwich, word

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Huawei IDEOS X3 and S7 Slim Tablet Peek Out Before MWC

Engadget reported today that the Huawei IDEOS X3 and the S7 Slim broke cover before MWC this week on the company’s Flickr page. The X3 is said to be a budget handset aimed for mid to low range in pricing in the Android Smartphone market. As for the Slim, there was not much to note other than we can see that it has a front facing camera to it. Check out the Slim image after the break

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PrivacyStar Users Hit 100,000 Reports to the FTC!

PrivacyStar, an Android app and service that allows subscribers to report and block telemarketers and debt collectors who violate consumer protection laws, hit a record milestone this week for reports filed with the FTC. Users of the service made their 100,000th report to the Federal Trade Commission, helping the FTC to crack down on the almost 20% of said callers who could care less about the “no-call list” or federal protection laws for consumers.

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More Sony Neo Info Via Leaked Vid

The above video was posted on myandroidlife4ever, giving us another look at the Sony Experia Neo. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Teleca Announces Development of Platform for SiriusXM Radio

Teleca, maker of software solutions for the automotive and mobile industries is announcing today that they have created an Android platform for SiriusXM. This will allow manufacturers to embed SiriusXM on top of an Android build into say, vehicles, boomboxes and other things. (This is all assuming that people are going to want to still pay for satellite radio service).

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Skifta Adds SomaFM to Streaming Channel Line Up

Skifta announced today that they have added support to stream SomaFM inside the Skifta application to any device or speaker setup that accepts DLNA. Pretty spiffy if you ask me! Check out the app and let us know how it works for you.

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The Kyocera Echo: Dead on Arrival?

I have been of a mind since I started writing that there is a purpose for each Android phone that has been made to date; that there are those who

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Sprint Announces World’s First Dual Screen Smartphone – The Kyocera Echo UPDATE

The above video shows the newly announced Kyocera Echo Android powered smartphone from Sprint. It is an interesting concept, a phone that can turn into a “tablet like device” and back. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Echo, such as battery life for a dual screen device, which are sure to be answered as we get closer to release this Spring.

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AppBrain Fast Web Installer Functional Again

Good news AppBrain fans! The 3rd party market that actually allows you to search Android apps with some kind of filtering system is reporting on their blog that their “fast web installer” utility is now working again after a Market update broke it. There are some limitations however, a quote from their blog outline them:

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XOOM Consumer Site Goes Live

Whether or not you think that the new Honeycomb powered Motorola XOOM is overpriced or not, there are a lot of people excited about the unit.

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Xperia Play to be Officially Announced Feb. 13

Rumors of a PlayStation phone have swirling for months, and more recently we learned it will be called the Xperia Play and saw a fairly thorough hands-on with the device.

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New Pics of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

We’d heard that Sony Ericsson would be announcing several phones in addition to the Xperia Play at the Mobile World Congress this month, and today opened our inbox and found a bunch of pictures of one of those handsets, the Xperia Neo.