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Google Posts New Android Developer Hangout Google Posts New Android Developer Hangout

Google put out a new Android Developers Office Hours hangout from this week. Watch it below if you have some hangout time. This one’s only about a half hour.

Facebook Home Will Gets Ads, At Some Point Facebook Home Will Gets Ads, At Some Point

Today, Facebook announced Home, a deep integration of Facebook into Android that basically turns any phone that installs it into a Facebook Phone. Home, which will launch on April 12th, is a family of apps that when installed, turns your …

Facebook Home Has A Few Perks For Developers As Well Facebook Home Has A Few Perks For Developers As Well
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At its much hyped Android event today, Facebook unveiled Home, a custom set of apps that transform any ol’ Android phone into a Facebook phone. The event was mostly focused on what Home can do for users, but Facebook wants …

Facebook Home: Here’s A Commercial For It Facebook Home: Here’s A Commercial For It

UPDATE: Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song? Facebook has put out a new video/commercial for Facebook Home, its new Android-takeover experience. During a press event today, Facebook played a …

HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99 HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99
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Today, at their big Android event, Facebook unveiled Home, the company’s new foray into Android. Rather than building a new Facebook OS of sorts, Home is a family of apps that takes over your Android device and turns it into …

Instagram: Android Users Make Up Nearly Half Our User Base Instagram: Android Users Make Up Nearly Half Our User Base

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up …

Learn About The Best Design Tools Available To Android Developers Learn About The Best Design Tools Available To Android Developers

Design is an incredibly important part of any mobile app. A solid aesthetic and UI could be the only thing standing between your app gaining wider use, and being tossed to the bottom of the download charts. This week’s Android …

Foursquare Adds Interactive Maps to Android App Foursquare Adds Interactive Maps to Android App

Foursquare has just released an update to their Android app that brings better maps to the explore feature and lets users redefine the parameters of their location searching by zooming in on a specific portion of the map. “We’ve updated …

Jelly Bean Is Now On A Quarter Of All Android Devices Jelly Bean Is Now On A Quarter Of All Android Devices

Over the past few months, Jelly Bean has been on a meteoric rise as it latches onto more and more Android devices. At the same time, Gingerbread use has been slowly declining. With a new way of reporting distribution numbers, …

Facebook Engineer Talks Android App, Dislike Button, and More in Reddit AMA Facebook Engineer Talks Android App, Dislike Button, and More in Reddit AMA

Reddit AMAs are fascinating in general, but when a Facebook product engineer submits to the free-form Q&A session, it’s right up our alley. Facebook product engineer Bob Baldwin, who has worked on products like Groups, Events, Photos, and more, took …

Android Notebooks May Be Coming Later This Year [Rumor] Android Notebooks May Be Coming Later This Year [Rumor]

In mid-March, Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android to start a “new chapter” at Google. In his place, Google appointed Chrome OS head Sundar Pichai. This led to some thinking that the Android and Chrome OS would cross …

Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone? Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone?
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Facebook has just sent out press invites for an event at their Menlo Park HQ on Thursday, April 4th. The invites, in true Facebook fashion, are pretty vague. All they say is “Come See Our New Home on Android.” Is …

Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video
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There’s money to be made in Android game development, but you have to be smart about it. There’s a lot of things to consider when developing a successful Android game. To help developers just starting out or those who have …

Ouya Starts Shipping To Kickstarter Backers Ouya Starts Shipping To Kickstarter Backers
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It’s been almost nine months since Ouya, the little Android game console that could, smashed Kickstarter records. Now the console is ready to make its way into the hands of those who made it such a success. Ouya announced that …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info Into Movies You’re Watching Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info Into Movies You’re Watching
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Google has added a new feature to the Google Play Movies & TV app that lets you pause what you’re watching and figure out information about it without having to go search to find out what you’re looking for. Google …

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” …

Make Your Own Ouya Console Case With A 3D Printer Make Your Own Ouya Console Case With A 3D Printer

One of the more interesting things about the Ouya game console is that its completely open source, including its design. To help things along, 3D printer owners will soon be able to print their own console cases. At the Game …

Samsung Will Be Miniaturizing The Galaxy S 4 [Rumor] Samsung Will Be Miniaturizing The Galaxy S 4 [Rumor]
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The Galaxy S III was Samsung’s flagship device last year, and as such, carried a flagship device price tag. For those who wanted the S III experience minus the price, Samsung released the Galaxy S III Mini late last year. …

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to …

Android Smart Watch In The Works [Report] Android Smart Watch In The Works [Report]

In recent months the rumors have been picking up that both Google and Apple are working on smart watches. A new report from the Financial Times indicates that Google is indeed working on one, and it has its Android unit …

Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap) Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap)
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Some of us have expected that Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems would eventually converge into one operaring system. That’s mostly because Google co-founder Sergey Brin once implied that this would be the case. Since then, Google has given off …