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News: Android Market webstore, Honeycomb tablet demo, in-app billing

Google held a press event this week to launch the web-based Android Market and demonstrate the new features of the upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb release. Below is the summary of the announcements: Android Market web site is now live at This is a welcome (and long-awaited) improvement of the Android Market which allows searching Android apps […]
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News: Nexus S random reboot issue, check in using Google Maps, 90% of Android devices are 2.1+

Notable news: Android Google Maps updated to 5.1, adds check in system to the Latitude. Some Nexus S users are suffering from random reboots. The issue has been acknowledged by Google, but the fix is not yet available. Google Voice number porting is now available to all users. 90% of Android devices are now at version 2.1 or above. In preparation […]
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[Updated] Google Voice number porting is now available to all users

[Update] Number porting is now available to all existing Google Voice users [/Update] Google has quietly enabled ability to port existing mobile numbers to Google Voice. Currently, it is available to selected Google Voice users only. The inability to port existing numbers has been the main reason preventing more widespread adoption of Google Voice. Google […]
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Swype beta open to all Android users

Swype is an innovative and efficient text entry method and is an alternative to a regular software keyboards of Android phones. Instead of tapping one letter at a time, Swype lets you enter one word at a time by continuously moving your finger over letters of the word and lifting your finger up at the end of the word. […]
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News: Google Maps with 3D, Android Market changes, free Gmail calling through 2011

Recent news in the Android world: Google Maps 5.0 for Android is released with 3D maps and offline caching. Android Market update: client UI redesign, device targeting based on screen sizes and densities, increased the maximum size for .apk files to 50MB. Bad news: user friendly 24-hour refund window has been reduced to fart app’s developer […]
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News: Google Docs editing on Android/iPhone, Google Voice app finally approved for iPhone, Galaxy S owners keep waiting for 2.2 update

News: Editing of Google Docs is now available on Android (2.2+), iPhone and iPad (iOS 3.0+). Editing Google Spreadsheets in the mobile browser has been available for a while now. Apple approved official Google Voice app for iOS. Finally, a ridiculous 1.5 year App Store ban of a very useful application has ended. Google Voice […]
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News: Android walking navigation, Verizon cripples Samsung Fascinate, Apple relaxes dev tools restrictions

News: Android Google Maps application is updated with walking step-by-step navigation. User interface of the Maps app has been slightly updated and now Layers, Places and My Location icons are always visible in the main view. Samsung Fascinate goes on sale with Verizon. An otherwise excellent version of the Samsung’s Galaxy S line has been […]
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News: CyanogenMod 6.0 arrives, Gmail Priority Inbox, Sprint Epic 4G released, Android LVL tips

News: CyanogenMod-6.0, first stable Android 2.2 based CyanogenMod distribution, is released for the following phones: Nexus One, Motorola Droid, HTC EVO, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, HTC Hero (GSM/CDMA), HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), HTC Magic, HTC Aria, MT3G Slide. Find a version for your phone here. CyanogenMod is a free, community built distribution of Android 2.2 (Froyo) which greatly extends the capabilities of your phone. List […]
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News: Android Voice Actions, Chrome to Phone extension, call phones from Gmail, Droid gets Android 2.2

News: Android voice search app is updated with Voice Actions which can be used to speak into your Android phone and dictate texts and emails, get directions and launch turn-by-turn navigation, listen to music, set alarm clock, call businesses and contacts, and browse the web. For more details see Voice Actions page. Chrome to Phone extension […]
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News: goodbye Google Wave, Nexus One is ADP3, iPhone OS security flaw

News: Active development of Google Wave stops Nexus One officially becomes Android Development phone. Unlocked Nexus One is now availalable for purchase to registered Android developers for $529 Symantec: iPhone OS security flaw could be exploited by remote attackers to take complete control of a vulnerable device. Google: Android Wallpaper Apps Were Not Security Threats (PCWorld) 200,000 […]
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News: Android sales grow 886%, surpass iPhone in Q2 ’10

Two separate surveys released on Monday showed that Android smartphone sales surpassed iPhone sales in the second quarter of 2010. In the US, Android OS accounted for 27% of new sales, while Apple iPhone OS accounted for 23% according to Nielsen. Both are still behind RIM, which sold 33% of smartphones. Note how Apple’s market share started […]
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News: farewell G1, Droid X - no jacket required, Google Maps update, new Android licensing service.

Notable articles: How To Be an Android Power User: an excellent overview of Android phones customization. Matt Cutts: How to find start-up ideas. The bottom line: the ideas are all around you. 20 reasons why intelligent people fail (via Matt Mullenweg). Number one: Lack of motivation. A talent is irrelevant if a person is not motivated to use […]
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