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The rise of third party Android markets lend scrutiny to Google’s ways

Android apps have proven great supplements to the mobile experience, and third party markets want in on this growing sector of consumer activity. With Amazon’s recent launch of its Appstore, the flood gates for indie app markets have been opened. AT&T is pondering its own position in this mark ... Full Article »

March 30, 2011 9:58am

Google hires Java creator James Gosling, amidst pending suit

Despite a year-old lawsuit between Oracle (ORCL) and Google (GOOG), the father of Java, James Gosling announced, via his blog, that he’s now employed by Google. Having left Sun Microsystems Inc., the parent company for Java, when it was acquired by Oracle in 2010, Gosling stated he turned down qu ... Full Article »

March 30, 2011 8:00am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 30: Caverns of Fire, Kung Fu

Go retro with Caverns of Fire. Then go monkey nuts with Kung Fu. Caverns of Fire (Free) Called a retro style cave flying/shooter game by its developers, in this game you must fly your ship through lava-filled caves while you try to stay alive. This game uses the accelerometer to pilot the ship so ... Full Article »

March 30, 2011 6:25am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 30: Amazon MP3, Fools Day Ghost Camera, Old Car Vs New Car

Celebrate the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player and Store (Amazon MP3), fool your friends (Fools Day Ghost Camera) and choose wisely about buying a new car (Old Car Vs New Car Calculator). Amazon MP3 (Free) Yesterday was a big day for Android phone owners! One of the biggest gaps between Android p ... Full Article »

March 30, 2011 6:02am

Amazon fires away at Google by rolling out cloud music player

Internet retail superpower Amazon (AMZN) is gunning for Google (GOOG) and its place as the top provider of Android app services. Just about a week after rolling out its new Amazon Appstore that sells apps for Android devices, Amazon has rolled out a new cloud music service that works on PCs and Andr ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 2:07pm

The Android-powered “digital wallet” raises security questions

It won't be long now before your Android phone will act like a fully functioning digital wallet. The idea behind mobile payments is that all of your credit or debit card information will be pre-programmed onto your phone, so when it's your turn to cash out at the drug store or the coffee shop, you' ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 10:00am

Angry Birds Seasons gets help from Amazon’s Android store too

The Amazon Appstore continues to prove a useful marketing tool for Android games, quickly luring developers and publishers with their daily freebies and specialized promotions. Gameloft (GLOFF.PK) has taken quite nicely to the freshly launched marketplace, signing an exclusive deal with Amazon (AMZN ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 9:49am

E-readers become more like tablets with access to Android store

Barnes & Noble (BKS) is hot on Amazon’s heels once again with its announcement Monday that it will add Android store access for all Nook Color users, just one week after Amazon launched its own Android app store. And as the two e-reading companies compete closely in the same space, they are al ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 9:19am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 29: Pipi Quest, Baby Baby, Ninja Toss

Not every day is a top-tier day for fresh games. These are pretty slim pickings on the fun-o-meter but you still might want to douse the toilet paper (Pipi Quest), raise the baby (BABY BABY) or toss the ninjas (Ninja Toss). Pipi Quest (Free) Games don’t have to make sense to be fun. Take Pipi Qu ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 6:23am

Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 29: Slate, Grocery Smart Premium

Clear your slate of spare time reading material so you can make room for the good stuff (Slate). Then save time by heading to the grocery store without a list. Just make sure to ask your wife to fill it out (Grocery Smart Premium) for you while you’re en route. Slate (Free) If you haven’t yet ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 6:02am

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