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In our latest Developer Interview, we’ve sat down with Frank Chen, the CEO of Moborobo Inc. Moborobo is an impressive management tool for PC and Mac that lets you easily synchronize, manage, and transfer your Android data. We’ve discussed about developing for Android, the challenges and rewards of working on Android, monetization, and other hot issues for Android developers.

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Good news, Android developers, the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK can be downloaded now from your SDK Manager – a preview Jelly Bean SDK version has been available since Google I/O. The company made the announcement a few hours ago on its Google+ page and now you can take…

One of the ingredients in the Android Fragmentation soup is the extra UIs that companies like Samsung and HTC add on top of the standard Android interface. These extras help differentiate one company’s phone over another. The problem is that for app developers to make use of these extras they need access to a software development…

Android-Jelly-Bean

A little while ago I posed the question: Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean too much, too soon? The reaction from the net was lively, with most people falling into one of two camps. First, those who want the latest and best, and they want it now! And those who say…

android-fragmentation

Lately, there have been a spurt of reports and surveys detailing the concern the developer community has about Android fragmentation. But is Android fragmentation as big of a problem as it’s made out to be? Let’s take a look. Fragmentation Basics When we talk about fragmentation, we’re essentially looking at two types – Hardware…

Android Bootcamp

Are you a developer just starting out, and, for some reason, you haven’t yet grasped what Android development is really all about? If you fit the description and you are reluctant to pay big bucks for tutorials, conferences, or lessons from God knows what  “guru” developers, Marakana now has the…

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Android developers of the world can rejoice on the good news that Google has finally increased the maximum file size of apps on the Android Market. The app size was previously pegged at 50MB, but now, it’s been significantly upped to a total of 4GB. While the APK itself is…