HTC Mazaa Windows Phone Mango Looks Like a Verizon Trophy

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The HTC Mazaa, which was originally seen earlier this year in April through leaks for Sprint, is now re-surfacing again as a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device. The device was recently given away by Microsoft as part of the WPAppItUp competition for app developers. Unfortunately, while Mazaa was originally rumored for a release on Sprint, […]

Microsoft to Begin Taking Windows Phone Mango App Submissions Next Month

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It’s still unclear when the Mango update for Windows Phone 7 will officially hit for various first-generation Windows Phone hardware, but Microsoft is at least telling developers that they will begin taking app submissions for Windows Marketplace approval beginning August, suggesting that the software update for the platform is coming soon. With Windows Phone Mango, […]

GameTanium Brings Subscription Gaming to Android Phones, Tablets

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Similar to what Netflix did for movies, GameTamium is hoping to do the same with mobile gaming. The subscription-based mobile gaming service costs $5 per month and is compatible on Android smartphones and tablets. Rather than have gamers pay a la carte per game title, players will now have unlimited access to GameTamium’s catalog of […]

Windows Phone 7 Mango Restores State, Offers Instant Resume in Multitasking

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Developers who have access to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Mango software update are noticing some new multitasking features. Now, Windows Phone 7, which was criticized at the time of release for not coming with robust multitasking, can resume apps after you close them instantly. The OS, which was shown in a video by WMPU, highlights […]

Why 500,000 Android Activations a Day Matters To Android Users

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Every day carriers activate over 500,000 new Android devices, welcoming new users to the Android experience on tablets and smartphones. This is much higher than the 275,000 iOS device activations per day which Apple reported back in October. Most users may not care how many new Android devices Google is activating per day, but if you […]

Nokia MeeGo Slider Phone Lives On as Developer Edition

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While Nokia had announced its first MeeGo smartphone in the form of the slate-styled Nokia N9, developers will be able to get another version of the MeeGo phone with a slide-out keyboard and some modified specs. Dubbed the Nokia N950, the developer edition with its sliding keyboard should resemble early leaks for Nokia’s MeeGo phones […]

Facebook’s ‘Project Spartan’ to be HTML5 App Store for iOS

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Facebook has its eyes set on Apple’s iOS platform and the company may launch a rival app store that will be HTML5-based, rather than supporting native apps, that will allow it to compete with native apps available through Apple’s App Store. Apps for Project Spartan would be tied to Facebook’s social ecosystem and would work […]

Jailbreakers Hack iOS 5 Notification Center, Adds Working Custom Widgets

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Just shortly after developers have tackled Apple’s new Android-styled Notification Center to create a proof-of-concept widget that merely displays ‘Hello World,’ hackers now have attacked Notification Center to bring fully-functional widgets to iOS 5 via jailbreaking. In addition to the standard Apple pre-loaded weather and stock ticker widgets, developers have now added a third row […]

Apple Defends App Developers in Patent Fight Against Lodys

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We had previously reported that a patent company called Lodys has been targeting small third-party iOS app developers who use Apple’s in-app purchase APIs with a patent infringement lawsuit, and now Apple is speaking out on behalf of its developers and is defending its third-party developers. The Cupertino, California maker of the iPhone and iPad […]

More Windows Phone 7 Mango Features Revealed

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In the Windows Phone Developer Podcast, Microsoft’s Ryan and Travis reveal additional features that are forthcoming as part of the platform’s forthcoming Mango software update. It’s unclear if these features will be in addition to, or in lieu of, the new Bing voice integration that’s been previously rumored. In the podcast, though, these features seem […]

Will Apple Protect Its Developers From Legal Problems?

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Small developers who are using Apple’s own in-app purchase APIs in their iOS apps are now being faced with a lawsuit delivered by FedEx from a patent troll. The developers themselves are being sued for patent infringement over in-app purchases for using an API that was made available to them by Apple. While the lawsuit […]

Screenshot Reveals Possible UI Overhaul of BlackBerry World App Store

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Research in Motion may have a big overhaul of its app store look and feel coming soon with the introduction of BlackBerry App World 3.0 according to the latest leaked screenshot. The screenshot, posted on bbnews, reveals a prominent search bar at the top, revised icons, and an interface that’s more conducive to touchscreens, which […]

Verizon Courting Developers with App Innovation Center in San Francisco

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In a bid to be competitive and court developers, Verizon Wireless will be opening an App Innovation Center in San Francisco, California, scheduled to launch this summer, where developers can congregate, test ideas, and develop innovative solutions. The carrier had invited a number of local and national press to the site, which is still under […]

MeeGo-Powered Nokia N9 to Be Called Nokia N950

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According to a film company, which tweeted that it is working on a film promo with Nokia on a MeeGo-powered N950, the oft-rumored Nokia N9 may be launched as the Nokia N950 smartphone this summer. Film company Arguelles tweeted, “This week #Arguelles began filming #Nokia spot in @ArguellesPics. For the new ‘Nokia N950′ touch screen […]

Nokia Rumored to Announce MeeGo Developer Device in June

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A tipster to The Nokia Blog says that Nokia is gearing up to introduce a MeeGo-based device to developers in June, about a few weeks after the MeeGo Conference happening later this month in San Francisco, California. If true, it’s unclear as to why the device will not be released to hopeful MeeGo developers at […]

HTC S3D SDK Allows for 3D Apps, Game Development for HTC EVO 3D

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In order to kick-start development for the HTC EVO 3D, a smartphone with a glasses-free 3D qHD display as well as dual rear cameras to capture photos and videos in 3D, HTC and Sprint are now releasing the S3D SDK so that developers can now create and release apps and content for the smartphone. Results […]