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Former RIM Exec Wanted to Build Cheap Androids

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Former RIM exec Jim Balsillie wanted to hook up with providers and build cheap Android smartphones for them. The differentiation would be the availability of BlackBerry services on those devices.

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Google to focus at Cheap Tablets

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

During the presentation of Google’s financials, CEO Larry Page stated that Google will try to aim for cheaper tablets. Larry talked about the success cheap Android devices have. Even if they are not running Android in the way Google intended them to.

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Google Play Adds Support for Czech, Israeli, Polish and Mexican Devs

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Starting today, developers in Czech Republic, Israel, Poland and Mexico can sell priced applications and in-app products on Google Play, using their local bank accounts for payments. This move is part of Google’s effort to support more countries and currencies in Google Play.

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Magma Mobile Passes 100 Million Downloads on Android

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution | No Comments »

Magma Mobile has been pioneering free Android apps since it was founded at the end of 2009. With over 40 apps going live on Google Play since then, it is no surprise the company already passed 100.000.000 Android downloads.

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Sony’s SmartWatch Hits the States

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Sony has released its SmartWatch in the US. The SmarWatch is a followup to the SonyEricsson LiveView and allows Android phones to send updates to it. In return, the SmartWatch can be used as a remote for mobile apps.

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Intel Unveils Studybook Tablet for Emerging Markets

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Intel has unveiled its new Studybook tablet. The 7” 1024×600 tablet is developed for emerging markets. It is water and shock-resistant (up to 70CM), cheap and will be running Windows 7 or Android OS.

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Qualcomm Invests in BlueStacks App Player

April 11th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

BlueStacks, an emulator that allows PC users to launch Android apps on their personal computers, has attracted an investment from Qualcomm. The investment follows downloads of the player passing the 1 million mark.

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Amazon to add in-app Purchases to their Appstore

April 10th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

While Amazon is hot on the heels of Apple when it comes to revenues from app sales, the giant is finally releasing a feature Apple and others have been relying on for quite a while. In-app purchases…

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RIM to Block Sideloading on PlayBook

April 10th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

RIM’s most popular handout, the PlayBook, will soon get an update that will disallow consumers to sideload their apps onto the tablet. From that moment on, all installs are obligated to go through BlackBerry App World.

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Motorola to Develop Android on DECT Phones

April 9th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

We have seen many Motorola DECT phones on the market. Most of them have been made under license of Motorola resulting in poor build quality. According to the latest FCC filings, this is about to change.

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