Motorola Xoom: Weighed, Measured and Found Wanting

Just this past week, I put my beloved T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab on craigslist in anticipation of getting the first Android 3.0 tablet: the Motorola Xoom courtesy of Verizon Wireless.  As expected, the Tab sold rather quickly and the price offered was right so I naturally saw this as a sign to ...

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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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AndroidMarketZOOM Takes a Deep Look into the Success of the Android Market in 2010

AndroidZOOM has put together an interesting pdf, which is chockfull of 2010 Android Market statistics and challenges for 2011. The report showcases the vast growth that the Market has seen over the past year including number of apps, submitted, ratio of paid and free apps, and most downloaded apps.

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Got an App Idea? Apply at Google

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that according to "sources close to the company", Google is getting ready to hire a slew of Android app developers, building an in-house app lab to drive their Market push this upcoming fiscal year.

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A Pair of NASA Apps Land on the Android Market

NASA releases a pair of pretty cool Android apps, that make it easy to either watch their award-winning show or check how they are affecting your local economy.

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HTC Evo 4G Adds More Bloatware, Non-Root Only

Sprint is Americas second provider when it comes to bloatware, just one step behind Verizon. It doesn't load it up with freaking Bing, but they do add all kinds of bloatware, no matter whether users think it's useful or not. But they do update their phones.

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Global App Revenue made Possible by BuzzCity

Mobile media company BuzzCity launched its new Android SDK this Tuesday following success of its recent release for BlackBerry.  The new SDK will allow developers to embed advertisements in their apps or games to provide extra revenue. This may not sound too exciting at first, but with the ...

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We're almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we're not completely sold on the tablet ...

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Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term. At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying. A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to ...

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Paid Apps soon available in More Countries

As you might know, you can buy Paid apps in the Market only if you are located in a country from a list of only the few available. Well, the Android Market Team just sent an email to all the developers to let them know that they will add more countries in the coming weeks.... Read More

Get Jar Launches Download by SMS

Our friends over at the world’s 2nd largest 3rd party app market, Get Jar, have launched some new functionality on their site that allows consumers to have yet another way to easily get the apps they want.  In a post from Bruce Jones on their developer blog, Get Jar announced today that ...

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Droid X review by your friendly neighborhood AndroidGuy

For the past two years I have had many Android devices, some good some not so good. But what was delivered this week definitely falls into the Good camp. You see I am the proud owner of a new Verizon Droid X made by Motorola. I have been a Moto fan since I first laid... Read More

Android Takes 4 of 5 Prizes in “Apps for the Army” Challenge

Android is proving to be not only beneficial (and fun) in everyday consumer usage, but now we’re seeing how practical it can be in other situations.  Take for instance the recent Apps for the Army contest which asked developers to submit applications that can help out on a daily basis, in ...

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100,000 Apps and Counting

According to Androlib’s Blog, and as we predicted a few weeks ago, the Android Market has surpassed 100,000 application submissions since its inception.  Androlib, however, stresses that this doesn’t necessarily mean there are 100,000 active applications in the market.  They put ...

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Take the Paid App Pledge!

Android users get a bad rap. They say we expect apps to be free, that we won’t pay for apps like users of other platforms will, and that consequently it’s not worth developers’ time to work on Android apps. Let’s prove ‘em wrong. Here’s an example of what ...

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