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  • We all adore our Android phones. They are high tech, popular, easy to use and relatively safe for you to surf the web. However there is a new security risk to your phone in the form of security updates, that should not be trusted. Yes, we all love to browse the web on our phone and find out what's new on our favourite sites, like ...
  • According to the latest findings from Nielsen survey, Android is the clear-cut winner with 61% market share, a quick jump from 41% in the final quarter of 2011. On the other hand, iOS fell with a 29 percent market share, down from 41 percent during the last quarter.US market accounts for a 90% of total smartphone market sales comprising of...
  • After making an impressive appearance at Mobile World Congress 2012, the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 release date is out. The Korean giant will officially launch the next generation Samsung Galaxy S3 at Earls Court in London London on 3rd May. Just before the launch, we have got the leaks regarding Samsung Galaxy S3 color options. The Android...
  • The much-awaited Instagram app hits Android and achieved instant success from the first day. The app launched last week clicked within the first 24 hours with a massive 1 million downloads from Android users. The app continued its stride at a brisk pace and hit a new milestone of 5 million downloads in just six days on Google Play with 2,000 sign...
  •   Google Maps get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and the user interface has been redesigned which makes navigation to destinations much faster and easier. Google Maps has now been updated to version 6.5 with improved support for devices having high-pixel density displays, which will be useful to Android developers. For “High...

BBC iPlayer for Android launched

BBC, the global brand leader for news and information service, has launched the BBC iPlayer for Android. Android users will now have access to 9 BBC radio stations and 5 BBC TV stations, which is at present available for UK users only.

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Google unveils a new tool for Android fragmentation

Google has released a new tool for Android developer to sort out fragmentation problems. This static library called Android Compatibility package enables running apps on diverse devices including older Android versions of 1.6 and above. Google introduced the Android Fragments API in Android 3.0 Honeycomb in February on Motorola Xoom among others to create apps optimized to the larger screen tablet user interfaces.

YouTube 2.0 for Android updated with official Music Videos and Pre-Roll Ads

Google announced that YouTube Music Videos gets a staggering 200 million video views per day, which is a 3x increase over the last one year. This was revealed on the sidelines of the release of YouTube app version 2.0 for Android that brings official music videos in association with VEVO. The YouTube joint project includes content from three big partners: UMG, Sony and EMI.

Google Goggles 1.3 for Android updated with Print Ads and Sudoku

Google Goggles has been updated to version 1.3 for Android that can solve Sudoku puzzles and brings barcode scanning instantly.  The faster and smarter Goggles 1.3 client for Android smartphones can now recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers. Barcodes or QR code is scanned faster with Goggles. The phone gently vibrates and presents results within a second, without the need of pressing a button. Simply tap on the result to read product reviews, check in-store availability and compare prices.

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Overview of Android Application Development

Google’s Android is a mobile operating system with middleware and key mobile applications built on Linux Kernel. It creates opportunities to Android developer to develop intuitive and compelling mobile applications that enhance the core functionality of the device and provide rich interactive user experience. Android Market boasts of over 200,000 apps, most of them are free to Android users for download. Android smartphones are ranked first in the sale of handsets in US, with a market share of 43.6% upfront.