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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

Google teaming up with LG on Nexus tab, report says

Google has a couple of smart phones of its own -- the Nexus One and Nexus S -- to serve as the flagships of its fleet, and now it might be working to add a tablet to the team. According to a story at PC World, Google (GOOG) is teaming up with LG to create a Nexus tablet, which will run on Android 3 ... Full Article »

March 28, 2011 1:55pm

Google furthers Nexus tablet, mobile wallet initiatives

Google’s wrapped a great deal of its mobile future into the Android platform, but maintenance is always the mark of true success. To that end, Google (GOOG) is putting a lot of energy and resources into the tablet market, and may even create its own Nexus Android Honeycomb device. Reports have eme ... Full Article »

March 28, 2011 10:11am

Near field tech getting nearer in Android smartphones

Android phones later this year finally will serve as wallet substitutes. Google (GOOG) will be working with MasterCard (MC) and Citigroup (C) to enable consumers with Android smartphones to make purchases by waving their devices at readers at checkout counters, Wall Street Journal is reporting. Ve ... Full Article »

March 28, 2011 7:37am

Fresh Android Games for Mar. 28: CamGun, Android Hole, Pigeon Panic

Leave it to game developers to be both creative and weird at the same time. Check out the CamGun below and see if you don’t share my acid stomach anxiety. Read on for a mindless maze game and a wacky mobile version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. CamGun ($0.99) This game is both slightly dist ... Full Article »

March 28, 2011 6:55am

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