Well, the WSJ had suggested it was going to happen this week, and the paper was right.  A few minutes ago Google’s Eric Chu announced on the Android Developers Blog that the US and UK versions... of the Android Market would now allow for non-free apps to be offered up for sale.

Now that developers can expect to make some coin from their work, we think that there will be a big wave of new...

ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez points out a Forbes story about a security hole in the Android OS platform that is so severe, multiple security experts are claiming that the Android web browser had... best be avoided until a fix is sent out to users.

A fix that, Sarah Perez claims, has been available for some time, sitting in Google’s source tree repository since February 7th.

A...

For those interested in the more technical side of Android as a mobile OS, or even fancy dabbling in the creation of applications for their Android based phone, Pragmatic Programmers series has published... a ground up introduction to Android development. The best part about this is selected chapters are free, including chapters on building User Interfaces and 2D graphics.

Available for only $22 in PDF...

The guys at NullWire have put together a nice and neat way to get the Cupcake branch of Android running on your personal copy of the Android Emulator.  But before you can do that, you need to download... and install the Android SDK.

[Step 1] Download the SDK from here and install it.  Once you have it installed, which is pretty painless, you can then [Step 2] download the Cupcake image files ZIP...

A new site called AndroidStats.com is providing people with a list of the top selling Android games and other apps from the Android Market.  It’s nothing earth shattering, but it does make it... easy to see what apps are moving on the Market

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Multi-touch demo

Luke Hutchison dropped us a note recently telling us that he has managed to reveal the inherent multi-touch capabilities of the T-Mobile G1’s... display without having to rebuild and replace the device’s original kernel.

He has even managed to find a way that other developers could take advantage of it in apps through the existing API...

For those of you who enjoyed typing “reboot” to restart your G1 (and showed it to all of your friends), and found yourself unable to do so after receiving the RC30 update, the folks at XDA... Developers have found a way to regain this functionality.

The relatively simple steps involve several reboots, reflashing the G1 to an earlier firmware version, typing in telnetd, and downloading...

Please visit our accessory shop!

You may have noticed the new ads in the right hand column of the site that feature accessories that are compatible with the T-Moible G1. ... Well, those ads are coming from our new online accessory store.

So now that you have your very own G1 (or other Android powered phone in the future), get your fill of accessory bling after filling...

Over at the xda-developers forum, someone has managed to get Android ‘ported’ to the HTC Touch, (before you get confused, know that the CDMA Touch is commonly referred to by its codename of Vogue).... Obviously, this device was never designed to run Android, yet it appears to do so with little to no fuss. Sure, not everything is working right away – for example Bluetooth, GPS, and USB are still miss...

Andrew Greig, CEO of Koolu, has just informed us that his company is offering the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner for $100 off of the regular $399 price tag for a limited time.  The FreeRunner is an open platform... smartphone that can be used with a number of different operating systems, including a beta version port of the Android OS.

While the Android OS doesn’t come pre-loaded onto the FreeRunners, the...