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Amazon GameCircle enables games with leaderboards, achievements, and progress sync

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Amazon has launched a new initiative for Android developers looking to make games for the Kindle Fire that are a little more social and powerful. The new GameCircle makes it possible to compete with other playe…

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Google Play now lets Android developers respond to user reviews publicly

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Android developers can finally respond to comments left by users in the Google Play store. Until today, user reviews on Google Play were just a stream of comments that couldn’t be challenged unless anot…

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Google Play adds in-app subscriptions for games and apps

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Android users, who have previously bought apps and in some cases upgraded their games, can add subscribing to apps to the list of ways that they consume content on Android. Google Play Product Manager Ibrahim E…

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Samsung puts up $4 million to encourage Galaxy Tab and Note app development

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Google may have slacked on its Android Developer’s Challenge, but Samsung isn’t messing around with encouraging developers to design high-quality Android apps. The company already held an S P…

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Android Apps

Amazon Appstore officially launches in-app purchases

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Amazon has just announced that the Amazon Appstore for Android now supports in-app purchasing for all developers who wish to implement that option into their apps. Amazon recently began a testing program tha…

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Need a Google I/O 2012 ticket? Shine at the Google TV hackathon in California and you might get one.

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Google I/O 2012 sold out faster than it ever has (28 minutes) and tickets were in such high demand that even Google – King of Data Center Optimization – couldn’t handle all the requests. That…

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CDMA Galaxy Nexus dev support downgraded, but updates still come from Google

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A kerfuffle erupted a short while ago when folks first noticed that the Android developer page had removed the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE from its list of supported devices. That immediately led people to wonder if Goo…

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Why is RIM giving Android devs free Playbooks? Look at the latest comscore results.

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To our readers who happen to be Android developers, I hope you know that RIM wants to give you a free BlackBerry Playbook. VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders has said that Android developers who repackage t…

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Is Google right to say farewell to the Menu button? [POLL]

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The menu button has lost its space among the elite conventions of Android UI design. What once was Menu, Back, Home, Search has become Back, Home, App Tray, and Google wants Android developers to get used to it. B…

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Lenovo and NAF partner to teach Android app development to teens

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Mobile apps are already a huge industry, but there’s still plenty of room for growth. That means companies will have a need of skilled programmers and designers to develop those apps in the future. Lenov…

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Google Android Training gives development lessons for making better apps

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Google is providing extra resources to developers looking to create or improve Android apps. Announced last night via a Reto Meiers post on the Android Developers Blog, Android Training is a new set of classes…

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Developers see more money with iOS than Android, says Flurry

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Earlier today we discussed Android’s dominance of the mobile phone market. However, that dominance doesn’t translate to dollars for Android app developers. A report issued today from Flurry A…

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VectorNav VPE delivers more accurate Android sensor technology, better gaming experience

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In the midst of all the talk about multi-core processors and different screen types, people often forget about the importance of sensors. The rarely-considered gyroscope, orientation, and other sensors pl…

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Google I/O 2012 extended to 3 days, moved to June 27

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Google I/O is Google’s biggest developer event, and has become the launchpad for some big announcements relevant to consumers each year. I/O has grown beyond what Google can contain in two-days, so the…

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Google releases Ice Cream Sandwich source code. Developers can download now.

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Google originally said that Ice Cream Sandwich would be open-sourced shortly after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but the code has actually been made public prior to the release of Google’s la…

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