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Qualcomm is currently the mobile chip leader in the market thanks to many factors, like the fact that they produce chips from devices that are at the low-end and made for volume, and up to the... high-end for $700 devices. What really started making their chips popular was the introduction of the Nexus One with their 1 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, which was a first at the time. The Snapdragon S4 chip has...

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.

HTC’...

andromo

If you’ve always wanted to create your own Android app but never had the ability to go to school for it, Andromo proves you don’t have to anymore. Putting itself as ‘the App Maker... for Everyone,’ Andromo is a fully web-based system that enables anyone to create pro-quality apps. Apart from being a useful tool for non-programmers, it is free to use the system.

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The Android Debug Bridge (ADB)... is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with and control an Android-powered device over a USB link from a computer. It comes along with other useful tools and code bundled with the...

Google Android

Android Police are supporting a rumor that is quite exciting. Apparently the Gingerbread SDK will be released soon, and with it a host of information about... what this latest release of Android is going to do.

The application inferface will reveal a lot of the new functionality afforded by this iteration of the OS, and furthermore we should have access...

At Google I/O this year, Google released a pre-release version of its Androi 2.2 software developer kit (SDK).  Now that the official Nexus One Froyo update is out, Google has released the complete,... ready for prime time version of its SDK.  All developers are encouraged to update to the latest version now

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Google has released the software developer kit for Android 2.2, the smartphone OS that is perhaps better known as Froyo (“frozen yogurt”).  No Android 2.2 devices have been announced yet,... but there are a number of Google Nexus Ones out there with Froyo pre-loaded.  Google hasn’t indicated when a public Nexus One update will be available, but HTC has said that any 2010 Android devi...

Android NDK 3

Over at the Android developers blog there is a new announcement detailing an upgrade to the Native Development Kit for Android. This is big news for Android... developers and the third release of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) is now available for download from the Android developer site. According to the official developers blog, ‘It can be use...

One week after the launch of the Nexus One, Google has released the Android 2.1 SDK to developers. The SDK is considered a minor update to Android and will roll out to existing handsets starting in... January. Unlike previous SDKs which were released before a phone was launched, the Android 2.1 SDK was released after the Nexus One so there are no big surprises. All the new bells and whistles that...

Droid is Milestone in Europe

The Google Software-Development-Kit (SDK) has just been updated to the latest version 2.0.1 and the knock on effect of this includes the roll... out of Android 2.0.1 to Android 2.0 phones. As you will probably know, the Motorola Droid is the only Android 2.0 phone at the moment. The update does not bring anything massive in terms of new functiona...