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Amazon considering joining NFC rush

Amazon (AMZN) isn’t just primed to take the Android world by storm: it’s marching across Google-controlled territories, planting flags and setting up permanent settlements. After launching its Android-based Amazon Appstore and going live with its cloud-based music storage service, the retail gia ... Full Article »

April 1, 2011 3:09pm

Android to own 45 percent of smartphone market by 2016

While the smartphone market is expected to grow 50 percent by 2015, Android (GOOG) is estimated to take about 45 percent of that market share. According to an ABI Research report, that’s a 71 percent increase over the share iOS (AAPL) held in 2009. And where will iOS be in 2016? ABI predicts just ... Full Article »

April 1, 2011 9:46am

Fresh Android Games for Apr. 1: Raving Babies, Rapture Raptor

Just to prove it’s not all about baseball, here are two non-baseball titles. Raving Babes asks you to reign in the superhuman toddlers and Rapture Raptors has you eating humans to live. Raving Babies ($5.94) And you thought only the “twos” were terrible. Superhuman babies have escaped from ... Full Article »

April 1, 2011 6:24am

Fresh Android Apps for Apr. 1: Pro Baseball 2011, 1000 Words, VRec Lite

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack. I don’t care if I never get back. It’s Opening Day in MLB Baseball 2011. Adjust your attitude with 9 Innings, stream your friends’ photos with 1000Words, and record your gameday fun with VRec. 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 (Free) It doesn’t matter if it ... Full Article »

April 1, 2011 6:03am

MLB takes notice of the Android just in time for 2011 season

Opening Day has finally arrived, and for Android users it’s better than ever. Major League Baseball has finally realized the rapid growth and reach of Android devices, and is beginning to cater to them instead of just the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. The official app, MLB at Bat, has been a fixture i ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 8:15pm

Amazon Cloud Player licensing dispute outcome will have huge ripples

When Amazon (AMZN) rolled out its new Cloud Player service earlier this week -- one which allows users to upload their own music files to Amazon’s remote servers, then stream or download them on other devices -- the company didn’t get permission from record labels, and it isn’t paying them any ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 1:19pm

Guest Post: Getting a handle on the Android apps that are best for you

Remember a few years ago when there was always that one weird person without a cell phone? “Who doesn’t have a cell phone?!?” Fast forward to now, and it’s, “who doesn’t have a smartphone?!?” Up until a few months ago, that person was me. (Hangs head in shame.) But now I’m a card car ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 11:10am

Google’s +1 and what it means for your mobile device

This just in, Google (GOOG) launched a new service. Normally, this is reason for much excitement, but this new service has people asking questions. It’s called +1. You may be familiar with the functionality because it’s something that you already use in your everyday life -- Facebook’s “Like ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 10:35am

Tap Tap Revenge 4 arrives on Android

Music loving Android gamers: get amped. Tapulous' rhythm game Tap Tap Revenge 4 has finally arrived in the Android Market. Tap Tap Revenge 4 features tracks from some of the most recognized names in music, including Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 9:58am

Android’s open-door policy days are numbered

Android’s open-source approach to mobile operating systems had enabled Google (GOOG) to spread its platform far and wide, at a relatively rapid pace. But the now-established OS faces another challenge in maintaining security for apps and user access. After dozens of Market apps were riddled with m ... Full Article »

March 31, 2011 9:37am

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