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Android marketplace return policy woes

June 29th, 2011
Android marketplace last month took a big step towards changing its refund policy for paid applications, and many people dislike the new policy. The new refund policy, as stated by Google, lays out a simple principal: that if you do not like an
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Platform Wars: How Competing App Stores Stack Up

June 29th, 2011
Others, like Android devices, have seen tremendous growth and promise. And still others, like RIM's BlackBerry products, have dwindled. But whatever the case is with the hardware, half the battle lies in figuring out how to beef up an app ecosystem
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Rumor: Verizon unhappy with Moto Gingerbread updates

June 29th, 2011

by Scott Webster Has a laundry list of issues put a temporary hold on Motorola's Android 2.3 updates at Verizon? According to unconfirmed reports, Verizon is unhappy with recent Gingerbread updates coming out of the Motorola camp.
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Should Samsung customize webOS?

June 29th, 2011
One of the main draws to Google's mobile operating system, Android, is its level of customization. It's no secret that the manufacturers out there do their best to bring Android on a whole new level with each new high-end device, featuring the latest
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HP TouchPad: Six Disappointments

June 29th, 2011

Like the first Android 3.0 tablets and RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook before it, the TouchPad ships with some rough, buggy spots in its software, hobbled features that need a fix through a later over-the-air update, and a lack of compelling apps that could
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Android app offers Wi-Fi hacking of Facebook accounts

June 29th, 2011

The FaceNiff Android app, released earlier this month, allows anyone to snoop on traffic on Wi-Fi networks and even hijack Facebook accounts. Sounds bad, but this video demo drives the message home by showing just how easy it is to do: The app,
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GateGuru arrives on Android, gets its wings with angel funding

June 29th, 2011

GateGuru, an app specifically focused on quality airport experiences, has raised a modest $800k in angel funding and is simultaneously launching their Android app today. Rejoice, Droid users, you will never be stuck wondering what is beyond the
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Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet

June 29th, 2011

By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Even as Apple pursues its trademark claim over Amazon's use of the term "app" in its AppStore, network equipment maker Cisco on Wednesday introduced an app store of its own, AppHQ, to serve its Android-based Cius
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Ubuntu on the Galaxy Tab 10.1

June 29th, 2011

By Jerry Hildenbrand 29 Jun 2011 5:25 pm We've seen Ubuntu running on many an Android device, but it's especially interesting when it's on a tablet. Well, add the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the list of Android's that are booting up some Linux,
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HP in talks to license WebOS to others as an iOS, Android alternative

June 29th, 2011

By licensing WebOS, HP would open up its mobile platform to be a true competitor against iOS and Android. Currently, device makers who want to develop a new phone or tablet have little choice beyond Google's Android. “We are talking to a number of
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