HTC Opens Up HTC Sense to Third-Party Apps

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At a Google I/O 2011 after-party co-hosted by Sprint and HTC for the HTC EVO 3D, HTC PR reps announced that the company will release an SDK to the Android development community to open up HTC Sense 3.0. The newest version of HTC Sense was announced alongside the HTC EVO View 4G and the HTC […]

Skype Awaiting for Verizon to Release Official Skype with Video Android App

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In an email to a Skype customer inquiry, video chat service Skype hinted that the company’s video chat app for Verizon Wireless is completed or near completion and that the app would be delivered directly from Verizon Wireless. The two companies had announced a close partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year where […]

Mobile Twitter App-Maker Planning on Launching Twitter Rival Service

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UberMedia, maker of mobile Twitter clients for various platforms, is looking to build its own social network that would directly compete with Twitter as a s microblogging platform. The report, which originated from CNN, cited three people who are familiar with the matter. The UberMedia platform would do away with some of the features–or what […]

Will NFC Simplify WiFi Logins at Local Cafes?

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Free WiFi hotspots at local coffee shops are nothing new, and with Google phasing out QR codes in favor of NFC tags at local businesses, local merchants can provide additional utility to those with NFC-equipped smartphones and laptops. In addition to being the frequently talked about technology behind mobile wallets, NFC can initiate tasks that […]

Xoom Gives Android the Boot and Boots Into Ubuntu

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Since hackers have tinkered to unlock and root the Motorola 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, developers who are looking for a bit more raw Linux power on their Motorola Xoom devices have devised a way to load the slate with the Ubuntu operating system. The way to get Ubuntu working is similar to running a virtual machine […]

Google Revises Android Market Guidelines to Allow Better Promotion of Apps

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With a growing catalogue of apps available for download through Google’s Android Market, the applications storefront for the Android platform, Google probably recognizes that a lot of good, quality applications may get lost and remain undiscovered in the process despite a consumer rating system to help weed out low quality or useless apps. That said, […]