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It may not be a significant increase, but it may be something to look forward to for Android app developers.

Chomp, a mobile application search and discovery service, recently released a report... on app search trends, and revealed a slight increase of 2% in paid Android apps downloaded, from 3% in April to 5% in May. This, however, does not change the fact that paid applications in Android are s...

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Before the arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich later this year, Google surprised everyone with Android 3.2, reported as the last version of Honeycomb to hit the stores.

Mediapad, a 7-inch tablet manufactured... by the Chinese company Huawei got the honors of being the first device to be powered by Android 3.2. What’s more surprising is that Android 3.2 apparently can support such screen size and a Qualcomm chip...

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With Twitter being the top microblogging service around, there is surely no shortage of apps dedicated to it. Twidroyd, however, stands out from the rest with its innovative features and updates.... Just recently, the leading full-featured Twitter client for Android massively updated the app, dubbed by the developer UberMedia as the “biggest release ever” for Twidroyd, and users can...

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After a number of malware attacks on Android, including some running with Angry Birds, Google has responded by removing almost 100 applications identified to be harmful to smartphones. Sprint, however,... is keen on increasing its customers’ protection– as a result, it partners with Lookout Inc. to launch a free Lookout Mobile Security, an Android security app. It has a premium version, releas...

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The success of its mobile payment mechanism for iPhone and Blackberry introduced early this year led Starbucks to expand to Android the barcode-based payment. The app allows Starbucks patrons to pay... at almost 6,800 company-owned Starbucks stores, more than 1,000 Target stores, and around 1,000 Safeway stores. With the Starbucks app, one can check the balance of Starbucks Card and reload using a c...

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Building an Android application first, then creating a counterpart for iOS is said to be more difficult than normal, but the people behind Lightbox Photos for Android is doing exactly this.

Unlike... photo-sharing newcomers Instagram and Path which are both run only in iOS, Lightbox takes the Android-first stance. “Android is going to take the market position of where Nokia is today,” said Lightbox...

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Android users can now skip the stock music app with Play, an app developed by Yahoo! for free. Aside from being a music player, Play allows automatic scrobbling to Last.fm, identifies songs similar... to Shazam’s capability, and create playlists depending on a song or a mood, which is iTunes genius.

At first look, Play looks bare without the option to purchase songs (Yahoo! says that...

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Tapjoy, a provider of paid distribution services for app developers, has recently launched a $5 million fund to encourage app creators to remodel their apps to fit the Android OS. This is the service... provider’s response to Apple’s tightened app distribution policies, even remarking that it “is destroying the user experience and threatening the entire freemium model.” Tapjoy h...

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With Android now having the most free apps in the world, here are five apps that are not only advantageous because they’re free, but because they will help you save a fortune.

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The... Kindle app which will let you read e-books wherever you are is free to download. It’s a good news for bookworms who don’t have a preference for a reading setting, since the Kindle Store currently holds more than...

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Sincerely, the team behind the “-agram” apps, is now after Android users. Finally.

Postagram for Android is at last now available for download in the Android marketplace. However,... as the mother app for Postagram, Instagram, is not yet even available for Android, the Android version comes with a twist. If for iPhone users, Postagram creates postcards using photos uploaded by t...