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    Well it seems that two can play at the same game Microsoft begun months ago in trying to pull more developers to the platform. Google's Android team has just launched some online training sessions to help aspiring developers create their own magic. Android Training is the name of the program, and so far it includes as much as 11 general sections, 34 lessons to help you get started. We're not really sure how much of a developer you already have to be in order to not have a hard time following through these courses, but for a free price tag, you can't loose. According to Reto Meier, part of ...

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    Well we already read of the whole RuFraud scam of apps that pose as free versions of popular games or wallpapers. What's even more interesting now is to see that recent statistics from mobile security firm Lookout show that malicious Android apps have nearly doubled to over 1,000 in the last six months. The study even shows that a vast majority of these apps are found on third-party stores that serve as an alternative to the official Android Market, and we won't share any names. We're not trying to light any fire on the Android Market's competition, but this could only be the result of bad ...

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    LG broke into the tablet game earlier this year with the release of the Optimus Pad / G-Slate. The Honeycomb slate featured some interesting design choices, like the inclusion of a 3D-capable digital camera but lacking the autosteroscopic screen needed to display such images without requiring the user to wear glasses. Now we've spotted what looks like a new LG tablet; could this be the Optimus Pad's successor? If it wasn't for the LG logo up-front, we might mistake this model for original Optimus Pad, which keeps its LG badging on the tablet's back (Update: We've been made aware that the ...

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    After 6 months of being in an "Invite only" beta, Google has just unveiled their Music service to the world. We've got to admit we were expecting a little more with this event, but it is what it is. Google has finally teamed up with Universal, EMI, Sony Music and 23 other independent music labels to finally allow you to purchase music from the Android Market. You'll also be allowed to upload as many as 20,000 songs for free and have these streamed to your devices along with the music you purchase. It also brings improved services for music discovery where you can actually share a full song ...

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    There was a rumor going around earlier today that Google was just about to release the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the Android Open-Source Project. While there weren't many details available, this was all supposed to go down by November 17. Now it seems that even a three-day wait won't be necessary, and Google has gone ahead and released the source code to Ice Cream Sandwich, along with the first release of the Honeycomb sources. This is huge news for the Android development community, and should usher-in the era of some more complete custom Android 4.0 ROMs, rather than the ...

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    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, help you find free Wi-Fi hotspots in your proximity, and clock unwanted calls. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Call Block – A free application Block unwanted phone calls and SMS messages from unknown, blacklist, and whitelist numbers. Import numbers to your lists to easy block or allow certain ...

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    Earlier this year, the world got its first chance to try out Android 3.0 Honeycomb with the release of Motorola's Xoom tablet. Now, less than a year later, Motorola is ready for its follow-up, announcing not one, but two new tablets, the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition. What do the two new Xooms have in common? Both have dual core 1.2GHz TI processors, just like the Droid RAZR. They each feature a five-megapixel main camera in addition to a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. Both are equipped with 1GB of RAM, have 16GB internal flash storage, and will arrive running Android 3.2 (no word on a ...

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    Most Android-powered smartphones have been shipping with a GPU for quite some time. (For those who don't know, think of a GPU as a central processing unit for anything that you can see on your screen.) The problem has been that Android itself hasn't had that much support for taking advantage of a phone's GPU. Games and other graphics-heavy apps have been able to tie into the GPU via APIs, but for the run-of-the-mill app, they didn't get any of the extra speed that utilizing the GPU would have given them. With Ice Cream Sandwich, that's about to change. Any app that's developed against the ...

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    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, have a Siri clone on your Android, and find recipes based upon collections and searches. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Iris – A free application The iPhone 4S has Siri but Google has been using voice services for years. Iris (Siri spelled backwards) is an Android voice assistant that will help ...

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    After Netflix was updated to support all Froyo and Gingerbread devices, it felt like there wasn't much more to be done so far as extending the app's compatibility. It had started out with a very short list of approved smartphones, but there have always been ways of running the app unofficially on additional phones, and the officially approved list has been steadily growing up to its current state. Today the app is taking things one step further, adding blanket support for Honeycomb tablets, as well as granting access to users in additional nations. With this full Honeycomb support, you ...

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    After wowing us with some demos in the first half of the year, NVIDIA fell a little bit behind in its plans to see the first devices built around its "Kal-El" Tegra 3 chipset make it to market. We won't end up seeing the first smartphone based on the platform arrive until sometime next year, but even with these delays, the plan remained unchanged to have at least the first tablet using Tegra 3 arrive sometime in 2011. ZTE recently started showing-off its T98 tablet, putting it the running for becoming the first-such Kal-El device to be released. The T98 probably won't be the very first ...

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    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will entertain, allow you to back up your data, and share viral videos and news clips with friends. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Move The Box – A free lite application Move The Box is a simple puzzle game. The object of the game is to move boxes in a set number of turns to eliminate them all from the screen. If you are ...

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    With iOS 5 on the horizon, we'll soon see nearly all of Apple's userbase, with the exception of those poor saps still on 3G (or earlier) hardware, make the move to the latest version of the operating system. What's the upgrade story looking like over in Android land, though? The latest figures showing the breakdown between Android revisions are out, detailing the continuing trend towards Gingerbread. The good news is that there are clear signs of users updating, whether that's because new software was made available to them, or they traded-in an old handset. The growth in Gingerbread ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we cover what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we go through all the smartphone releases for the week, which finally include Verizon's Droid Bionic and AT&T's LG Thrill 4G. We cover all the current leaks, which begin by disappointing us with rumors of the Nexus Prime bringing a WVGA screen. We summarize our week's coverage in videos for the week, and we end the hot section by going through Eric Schmidt's recent interview regarding the Motorola deal. As for what's not hot, we talk about the weird move ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android Project. In today's show we go through all, and we mean "all" the Samsung device releases we got during the week in both their US event and their IFA event in Berlin. We go through the release of the Motorola Droid Pro and the final release dates for the LG Thrill 4G. We also dig in to a huge list of rumors, which include more information on what to expect on the Google Nexus Prime, or Droid Prime probably. We talk about our featured articles and videos for the week and we ...

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