It was recently revealed that only 5% of new Android activations are tablets, while daily a staggering 1.2 million Android smartphones are activated. However that still means that 70,000 or so tablets are activated every day, which after a quick bit of calculation, means nearly 2 million Android tablets are activated every month. Google has published some new tips urging developers to optimize their apps for tablets, as well as smartphones, as it forecasts that the number of Android tablet users, will grow which in turn offers developers new opportunities for monetization.


The dates for the Big Android BBQ in the Dallas, TX are right around the corner. With the event approaching fast, the folks behind the conference have released the upcoming sessions schedule... for all to see. They have something for all types of Android fans attending. Whether you’re a developer and looking for the latest trends, trying to find ways to monetize Android, or a general A...


Google Play Services is rolling out OAuth 2.0 for strong security without passwords. The basic idea is to streamline the user experience and ditch that irritating sign in. Developers who implement OAuth 2.0 will be able to enable their apps or games to authenticate your device through your Google account. So, in effect you’ll enter your password for Google once and that will be it.


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.


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 advantage of the full SDK to create Jelly Bean apps, update your existing apps to support Googl...


A lot of work goes into making an app. First, you have to come up with an idea. And not just any idea, your idea should be unique and fun if you want to make it big. Then,... you have to put days, weeks, and months of work into development. Unless, of course, you were thinking about paying someone else to do it. In this case, your wallet would be feeling the pain instead of...

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 kit which exposes the relevant APIs.



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 that, as long as the phone works, most people don’t care about the version of Android on their device. Well, now the app developers have s...


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 fragme...