NVIDIA releases SHIELD open source materials and recovery image

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Devs, start your engines. NVIDIA has officially released both the open source materials and data, as well as the recovery image, for SHIELD. According to NVIDIA, this gaming system should have developers licking their chops, touting dev-friendly features such as: World-class Tegra 4 development ...

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them. I can’t see what AT&T has to ...

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Google Glass early adopter reveals further clues on software, hardware – same CPU family as Galaxy Nexus

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An early adopter who picked up Google Glass has torn open some information on the product after discovering a debug mode in the Explorer Edition. Liam McLoughlin was able to setup his Glass on the Android Debug Bridge, and Jay Lee found out some crucial info, like OS version, RAM, and CPU type. ...

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Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

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Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for: Nexus 4 Nexus 7 (Wfi and 3G) Nexus 10 GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju only) The images, as always, flash everything back to stock, vanilla Android, so be aware of that fact. ...

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Dropbox Sync API released to developers

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For those of you not familiar with Dropbox… well, you might want to get outside every once in awhile. The service provides cloud hosting for your files, and makes them available on mobile and desktop devices. Now, imagine that you’re trying to download a large file on your mobile ...

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Google Play adding new payment methods, changing developer payouts

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Google is looking at making some changes to the way they handle finances in the Play Store. According to emails sent to developers, payouts are shifting from two days after the end of each month to 15 days. According to the email, We are committed to providing you with a consistent and reliable ...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK now available for download

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Now that Google I/O is in full swing and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has been announced, the next step is to see some development. In keeping with this, Google has released the SDK to developers worldwide. The official release won’t come until July, but you can hit up the SDK right now. ...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets rooted, ready for developer onslaught

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all the rage right now, and everyone knows it. Now, thanks to the infamous Paul O’Brien, this little gem has root access ready and waiting the second it hits your hot little hands. According to Paul, the genius headmaster behind MoDaCo, he’s got a root ...

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK now Available for Download

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Are you a ROM developer? Tinkerer? Just a solid geek with a passion for Android? After tonight’s awesome Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcements, the SDK is now available for download, and users can start developing not only their apps in an emulator, but ...

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Looking to Learn how to Monetize Your App? APPNATION is Your Ticket!

Last October, we sent one of our editors, Ray Walters, to the APPNATION Conference in San Fransisco, where he reported on the event and got to talk with some movers and shakers in the mobile industry.  Ray said the biggest takeaway he had was that the conference was uniquely geared towards the ...

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Man This Video Makes me Want to Be a Dev….

The above video shows a new Exynos powered tablet device from Hard Kernel, a company dedicated to making development device kits for devs to get their hands on and develop apps for Samsung based processors.

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Amazon’s Android App Store Update (try saying that fast 5 times)

TechCrunch is reporting today that they have gotten some new info on the upcoming Amazon Android App market. It looks like the developer portal for Amazon has been opened, and the article talks about some new details on how Amazon is going to sell apps. Check out the full article linked above ...

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Android Book Review: Android Wireless Application Development

While in Indigo Book Store the other day I took a stroll through the Wireless Application Development for Dummies section. Surprisingly this is a growing section with many books on all of the different programming langauges available.    

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