New platform figures indicate Android 4.0 powers more than 100 million devices

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The latest Android developer platform figures are online and show a steadily growing Android 4.0 and 4.1 experience.  As of the 14 day period ending September 4, Ice Cream Sandwich now powers 20.9 percent of all Android devices, or roughly 100 million units.  How did we arrive at that number? ...

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Google updates developer policies with eye on consumer satisfaction

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Google more definitively spells out what is and isn't allowed within Android apps in Google Play.

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Amazon brings GameCircle to Kindle Fire and APIs for game developers

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  For a while now, the Amazon Kindle Fire has stood as top dog as the fiscally friendly Android tablet. The low price-point paired with elegant UI and integration with Amazon’s services attracted a huge amount of sales, despite it not being exactly an Android tablet. Since its release ...

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Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon SDK for developers

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Qualcomm today announced its Snapdragon software development kit (SDK), designed to help Android developers leverage technologies found at the system-on-a-chip level.  For example, developers can take advantage of features such as facial processing, burst capture for photos, surround sound, ...

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Google urges developers to make “beautiful, powerful, successful” apps, allows devs to respond to user reviews in Play Store

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with Google IO coming up soon, Google is focusing an extremely pinpointed light on their developers. The Android Developer Site has a brand new look to boot, and Google is encouraging developers to make their apps more beautiful, with more streamlined and simple interfaces. According to the ...

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Amazon bests Google at developer revenue, says Flurry

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While many people may judge the success of an app store solely on how many apps it holds, this is only partially true. If you ask an app developer where this success lies, more than likely they’re going to tell you success is where the most money is made. With this in mind, a recent... ...

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Google IO registration opens tomorrow (March 27)

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If you plan to go to Google IO 2012 then you will want to get up nice and early!

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Google IO tickets to be $900, go on sale March 27

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West-coast developers will need to wake up extra early if they want get in on the action.

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CDMA Nexus Support Clarified

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Dan Morril posted a quick note on the Google Groups forum regarding the latest rumor of Google no longer supporting the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.  He states its simply a clarification about support for these devices and gives a brief explanation of why the websites were updated. Verizon Galaxy ...

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Gingerbread leads all builds of Android at 44.4 percent

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It is the start of a new month, which means the latest platform figures have been listed on the Android Developers blog.  As we’ve seen over the last few weeks and months, Gingerbread has solidified its position as the most popular version of Android, leading with 44.4 percent.  Froyo is ...

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Google releases The Guide to the App Galaxy to help Android developers

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Mobile development tips and tools from the Google team.

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Two weeks left to enter the Consumer Reports App Development Challenge [Developers]

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If you havent’ heard, Consumer Reports is holding an App Development Challenge which ends November 8th. This is your opportunity to create the next Consumer Reports mobile application and the chance to win a $10,000 Consumer Reports contract to develop it. To enter, all you have to do is ...

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App Conference and Hackathon arrives this week

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The App Conference and Hackathon get started later this week, giving us two days worth of fun, developer-centric news.  The event takes place in Santa Clara, CA on October 26th and 27th, and will be a great place for new and seasoned mobile developers to rub elbows with like-minded folks. Show ...

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Appbackr seeks to help developers with new distribution formula

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Why waste time worrying about which app store is right for you when someone else will figure it out?

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Blackberry Openly Courts Android Developers to the Fourth Annual Blackberry Developer Conference

Poor, poor, Blackberry(RIM). Quarter after quarter they see their market share fall as Android’s skyrockets. This once dominant brand seemingly imploded over night, leaving its customers, employees and loyalists looking for ways out. RIM’s ship has been steadily sinking, leaving ...

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