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Google locking down Android? No. I doubt we could be so lucky.

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Bloomberg reported today that Google is cracking the whip on Android phones, forcing companies to abide by anti-Android fragmentation clauses and not modify the Android experience too much. The Internet th…

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Why Android phones are targets for Trojans (and how to protect your phone)

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Android phones are as open to viruses as Android is open to app developers and phone makers. A recent batch of malware in the Android Market suggests as much when attackers managed to obtain data of thousands of p…

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HTC makes 1 of 5 US smartphones, Android tops Nielsen rankings once again

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HTC ranks as the top Android phone maker in the United States according to recent smartphone market share statistics released by Nielsen. Between November 2010 and January 2011, 12 percent of smartphone purc…

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“Forking” be damned, crude smartphone support found in Android 3.0 Honeycomb emulator

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If you were worried about what Android version your device was going to get after Gingerbread 2.3 and believed the hype that Android 3.0 was for dual-core, tablets only, it looks like there is some evidence to th…

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Google shouldn’t try to change the culture of the Android Market

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Yesterday, we heard that Google is “not happy” with Android Market purchase numbers, so our fearless editor Andrew even suggested 5 ways Google can make itself happier. While they are all good su…

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5 ways to make Google happy about Android app sales

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Google is not satisfied with sales numbers from the Android Market. At the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco yesterday, Android Market lead Eric Chu said his company is “not happy” w…

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Android dev console changes tip hand for major Market overhaul

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All signs are pointing to a major overhaul of the Android Market coming in the very near future. We first reported to our Twitter followers last week that something big was coming to the market based on teasing co…

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Android Market has 100,000 apps. What are your favorites?

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The Android Market has more than 100,000 apps that are actively downloaded. While the official count was previously 90,000 apps, the Android developer Twitter account has confirmed that the Market that ther…

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Gadget Census shows Android loses the 2010 election

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Midwesterners love their Androids, and folks in the Great Plains seem to love ‘em even more. But that’s not enough to get Android elected to President of the Smartphone Nation. Andy had to concede…

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Steve Jobs questions Google’s openness, Andy Rubin counters in comical tweet

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Steve Jobs is running scared because of Android. We’ve always known that Jobs wasn’t a fan of Google’s mobile operating system, but he typically took a dismissive tone, patting Android on…

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Paid Android apps are officially available in 32 countries

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The Android Market is finally open for business. After several months of prodding and frequent complaints, Google has officially announced paid app support in 18 additional countries. It’s been a lon…

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Survey shows one in four Americans want Android tablets

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With the coming of the Galaxy Tab and possible releases of a number of Android tablets at the end of the year, the question still remains: do most consumers really want or need a tablet device? We have seen the suc…

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Facebook denies it’s building Android-based OS

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If TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington’s sources are to be trusted, Facebook is secretly building a phone that would deeply integrate the social network and its services with the growing mobile market. I…

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Google Instant search coming to Android soon; UPDATE: No more testing

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Google advanced its search portfolio with a new product that provides instant results. The aptly-named Google Instant can now perform search queries without requiring users to hit the enter key. As the user t…

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Google introduces Voice Actions for Android, allows users to control their phones with voice commands

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The voice recognition on Android has been a real added benefit to the Android user. Today, Google announced at their press event they are taking their voice recognition one step further with the app Voice Actio…

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