June 27, 2010

Google Introduced New Malisious App Removal

Google removes applications from Android Market due to violations of our Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement or Content Policy. In cases where users may have installed a malicious application that poses a threat, we’ve also developed technologies and processes to remotely remove an installed application from devices. If an application is removed in this way, users will receive a notification on their phone.

June 12, 2010

Android Fever – the 5 must-have apps for the World Cup

The world cup has started. No, literally – it kicked-off about an hour ago. The office here at work has absolutely no men at all and there are only women left. And me, of course. Naturally, I'm watching the world cup on a streaming feed and enjoying my solo status.

For the rest of you unlucky folks who don't have such a lenient (or slack) Internet policy, Mashable have compiled a list of the top five must-have applications for your Android phone for the 2010 World Cup, so you need never miss a goal, booking or metatarsal injury.

While each of the five applications is slightly different, there is invariably something for everyone – well, if you are interested in keeping abreast of the World Cup, anyway. It might be worth trying out all five, seeing as they look pretty polished and funky.

The five similarly-named applications are:

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to the next four weeks of football, if only for the fact that the office will be half empty.

[via: AndroidZoom; Mashable]

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Android Fever – the 5 must-have apps for the World Cup

June 10, 2010

LG will launch 20 Android phones this year

LG Optimus GT540
We all know that the Android tsunami is upon us, but I still find it amazing just how many devices are 
being released by manufacturers.

Today, LG announced that it will launch not 5, not 10, but 20 Android handsets by the end of this year.
They didn't stipulate which markets would get how many, or even outline any new phones in the works,
but we can expect an Android flood from Korea.

Clearly, LG want to up their position as the third biggest handset maker in the world (number 2 in the US).
At least their not doing it by creating their own wacko OS.

[Via Unwired View]
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Link to MobileCrunch

QuickOffice Connect Mobile Suite for Android


QuickOffice Inc. has just launched their Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for all Android 1.6+ devices. What's notable about the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite (Since Quickoffice has been out for over a year) is the added ability to edit MS Office files (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX) and save them to cloud storage services such as Google Docs, and Dropbox. The app does cost $15, but if you're a business user who needs the ability to edit MS Office files on the go, then this might be a worthwhile investment.


It should be noted that the $15 is apparently an "introductory price" for the new release. So I wouldn't take forever to decide if you want this.
Here's the buy link
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QuickOffice Connect Mobile Suite for Android

June 8, 2010

EVO 4G vs iPhone 4

iPhone vs EVO
Just like oil and water, these two just don't mix. You can almost feel the tension through your screen as you look @ that image can't you? I thought so.
Anyway, the folks over engadget have been all over WWDC and the iPhone 4 launch and they have a comparison of the two flagship phones:
iPhone vs EVO
As you can see, the specs are pretty close, with the iPhone having the edge when it comes to the screen. Once you get to the camera(s) the EVO takes back the title. Now the video chat...
As we've already discussed the iPhone only supports video chat while connected via wifi, that means no 3G calls for you! So in that regard, the nod would have to go to the EVO 4G, with its ability to make calls via not only wifi, but 3G and 4G as well. But let's dig a little deeper
During his speech, Steve Jobs didn't mention anything about the quality or resolution while using Face Time, but considering the front facing camera is VGA, that would lead you to believe that it's streaming at 640x480, which is the same resolution that the free Qik service uses. However, should you choose to pay $5 a month, you can upgrade your Qik service and video call at higher resolutions.

The one thing I'm truly interested in is to see how Apple's A4 processor stacks up against the choices from Qualcomm and ARM.

Once engadget updates their comparison, we'll be sure to give you the updates.
[via engadget]

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EVO 4G vs iPhone 4

June 7, 2010

Motorola announces keyboardless Droid/Milestone: the XT720

Motorola Milestone XT720
Motorola today announced their latest Android offering, the Milestone XT270, which is basically a Milestone/Droid with an updated camera, HDMI out, and no QWERTY keyboard.
The removal of the keyboard makes the device a perfectly pocketable 10.9mm thick (down from 13.7mm on the original Milestone).
The camera is an 8MP auto-focus beauty complete with xenon flash, and the ability to record 720p video.
The device runs Android 2.1, but doesn't include MOTOBLUR, as Motorola are targeting the device at mobile enthusiasts (who, apparently, don't want it). The upside of this is that it may mean faster Android updates in the future. May.
Other specs include a 3.7 inch 480 x 854 display, 512MB on-board storage + 256MB RAM, 8GB MicroSD Card, FM Radio, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g, GPS, all powered by a 720MHz Cortex A8 processor, disappointingly underclocked to 550MHz. Worst of all, the Korean version — the MOTOROI — is running at the full 720MHz. Bummer.
On the upside, the device has an HDMI type-D port on it, and — unlike the EVO — includes the connector cable in the box.
The XT720 is scheduled to be released in the EU/UK next month, with no other details on price or worldwide release available at this time.
SlashGear have a hands-on gallery, as well as a video, which I've embedded for you, below. The press release is available here.

June 4, 2010

The 10 Best Android Resources On The Web

You and I both know that Google’s App Market doesn’t boast the numbers of Apple’s industry-leading App Store, but with slick new devices, updated software releases, and a high carrier and manufacturer adoption rate, the Android platform is riding high on a wave of popularity that is attracting new developers, app creators, entrepreneurs, and most importantly, consumers.

And with Android making a 10-position jump in the most recent edition of the Online Talent Report, it clearly indicates a spark of heavy interest in development on the open-source platform. Regardless of if you’re an amateur developer, a veteran coder, or an entrepreneur looking to learn more, we’ve got you covered with our 10 best Android development resources on the web.

Android Developers Site:  In order to begin development for the Android platform, you’ll need to start here at square one. From this site, you can download the software development kit (SDK) and the tools required for Android development and testing. This is also the very same site that you will be coming back to when it is time to publish your app onto the Android market. The site also features extensive documentation on the APIs associated with the platform. 

While the Android Developers site does in fact feature a forum for help with the Android Market, it doesn’t have a general purpose discussion area for new coders who may have development related questions. Instead, Google refers users to the second resource in this list, Stack Overflow. 

Stack Overflow: Stack Overflow is an online discussion forum suited for a variety of programming questions across a variety of platforms. It’s chock full of stuff for Android developers because it’s the primary site recommended by Google for those looking for help with Android related problems. Rather than being broken down into sub-forums like many other online discussion forums, Stack Overflow is organized according to tags. It also allows visitors to vote on the best answer, similar to other question and answer sites like Yahoo! Answers.

The site gets a good amount of activity and questions get answered fairly quickly. It should be one of your first stops online if you find yourself stuck without a clue, after searching the Android Developers site, of course.

Eclipse: Eclipse is the most commonly used integrated development environment (IDE) used for developing Android apps. Not only is Eclipse a powerful IDE in its own right, but Android support is deeply engrained in the application. This means that launching the Android emulator and installing software onto it no longer requires command line utilities and multiple steps. Another example of the implementation between Android and Eclipse is the fact that Eclipse offers a special wizard to properly sign code for release into the Android Market. The deep level of integration makes this tool a must-have (or at least a must-check-out) for all Android developers. Run out of officially supported Google resources? This online Android development community should be everyone's first stop after your options run dry. Unlike Stack Overflow, this discussion forum operates in a much more traditional fashion. It also has many subtopics and an active community of users. For new and still learning developers, there is an entire section dedicated for tutorials on a variety of subjects.

The site is also home to the user-contributed Android learners book “AndBook”. Unlike many wiki-style documents, AndBook is available in PDF format for you to download. It’s informative and well organized and would make an excellent read for any aspiring Android developer.

Shiva3D: If mobile gaming or three-dimensional environments are a part of your roadmap, Shiva3D is definitely worth a test drive. This 3D graphics engine and development environment is designed for independent developers and is one of the first to provide support for Android development. The engine includes all of the features you would expect from a commercial 3D engine, including physics and a simple-to-use editor. (That editor, however, requires Windows to run. Mac users, don’t fret – it performs well under Parallels as well.) 

One of the great things about the software is that the free trial is fully functional and not time limited, meaning you can try it for as long as you desire or even fully flesh out your game before dropping any cash on a license to build and publish your game.

AdWhirl: Monetizing – one of the key words on the minds of entrepreneurs seeking a piece of the mobile app pie. If you are thinking about releasing a free app and monetizing it using advertising revenue, this is one of the first options that you should look in to. AdWhirl has long been one of the go-to choices for iPhone developers, and they’ve recently released an SDK and officially set up shop on the Android platform. 

AdWhirl isn't a broker firm itself – instead it serves as a mediation layer that allows you to use the services of many different ad companies. You can sort the companies in order of presence in order to give impressions to the ad company that is most successful for you. When the fill rate for your first choice drops below 100% and they don't have an ad for you to display, the software will automatically start making its way down your list until it finds a company that does have an ad for your app to show, allowing you to get as close to a 100%% fill rate on your app and ensuring maximum monetization. 

Cocos2d-Android:  While this project isn't quite as complete as the projects that have inspired it (such as the iPhone and Desktop/Python versions), it’s very much in a useful state for Android developers. Cocos2d is a fairly robust and easy to use 2d graphics framework and includes built-in support for the box2d physics engine. 

The engine utilizes OpenGL for the fastest rendering possible which also allows for easy implementation of features, such as rotating and scaling sprites. The Android version already includes many of the features that are available in the more mature versions of the API and is actively being developed, meaning further improvements upon the framework. 

The Cocos2d framework has been used in many successful apps on the iPhone store and will no doubt become a major player in the Android market as well. If you intend on writing 2d based games, this is certainly worth taking a look at. 

Geocade: Geocade is a social gaming network that is one of the few that has already implemented support for Android devices. The code offers several features that will add value to your app for the customer, such as location-aware high scores and discussion boards. Wouldn’t you be interested in finding out where you rank among “space blasters” in the entire Bay Area? 

However, the customer isn't the only one that will benefit from usage of this network in your app. In addition to the increased downloads that social gaming networks such as these create, Geocade publishers can easily implement feedback surveys to get direct feedback from their customers to add and prioritize improvements that your community really wants. The company also has a revenue sharing agreement to give you a cut of the profits from ads that display while the user is navigating the network from within your app.

Android Stats: Once you've finished up your app and it’s ready for download on the Market, you’re eventually going to become curious about how it is performing in relation to other apps. Sure, the Android Market tells you how many downloads your app has, and the Market console even tells you what percentage of those downloaders still have the app installed on their phone, but it doesn’t provide any insight on one key element – your competition. This is where Android Stats comes in.

Android Stats is a site that keeps track of your app rankings so you can compare your app to the apps that you are directly competing with. This can be useful for marketing purposes or for getting ideas on where your app needs to improve in order to increase sales. 

Cyrket: Unlike the iPhone App Store, the Android Market lacks a web-based or desktop software-based method of shopping and browsing. For developers who are running older versions of Android on their phones, this means not even being able to see the screenshots of potential competition. When deciding upon a new product to release, it is important to make sure that the market isn't already oversaturated with apps of its type or to evaluate the quality of your would be competitors. Google doesn't make this easy, but thankfully Cyrket allows you to browse the Android Market (as well as Palm and Windows Phone marketplaces) to perform this type of market research.

June 1, 2010

Usefull Android Sites

List of Android Sites

Devloper Sites:
 Android Apps:
Android Blogs:
    Android News:

    Android Statics:
    Forums :
      This article will include more sites of android in future... 
      if You have any suggestion on list of websites and if you want to share any other Android Site , Please 
      Drop your fav. site in comment !