To all Android Developers: Either Agree to the New Terms or Google will Unpublish your app

Since yesterday, Android Market developers have received a not so happy email, at least not happy for many of them I would think. You see, Google has just made a few changes to the distribution agreement for the Android Market. According to Google, the new changes on the agreement have to be accepted by all developers, if they want their applications to be distributed through the Android Market. Android Market Developers will have to accept the new agreement, yes, every single one of them. If they want to keep on making Android applications, they must agree with the new changes within the following 30 days. So it looks like December 11th is the last day. And if devs do not comply, Google says that it plans to remove their apps from the Android Market. Below is the email that Android Market Developers have received from Google's Android Market Team:
You are receiving this email because you have applications published in Android Market. We’d like to let you know that there is a new Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA) for Android Market. The next time you sign in to the Android Market publisher website, you’ll be asked to agree to these new terms before continuing. If you have not accepted the new DDA by Friday, December 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, your application(s) will be unpublished from the Android Market. You can view and accept the new agreement by visiting http://market.android.com/publish/ddaUpdate. Please do not reply to this message. Thanks, The Android Market Team

Will samsung dump windows mobile for android?

As time goes by, more and more cellphone makers start to question if they should jump out of the Windows Mobile bandwagon. Back at the end of October, we talked about Android becoming a mobile superpower...well, not exactly, but close. Anyway, Samsung is the latest manufacturer we hear from, that wants to slowly drop the Redmond OS in favor of the much hotter Android platform. Google’s open source OS; Android, is becoming a must have for many, and that's something that cellphone makers see as an opportunity to get more revenue. HMC Investment Securities analyst Greg Noh, said that Samsung will use Windows Mobile on just 50% of their handsets in 2010, that's down from 80% this year. Not only that but, Greg estimates that only 20% of Samsung handsets will use the WinMo platform by 2012. Well, so far, Samsung has not confirm or deny these claims. But we can be sure of one thing, the exodus away from Windows Mobile is a fact. Not just from Samsung and Palm, many believe others will follow, unless the Redmond giant begins to do better, much much better on the WinMo platform.

Samsung Behold II gets cubed Touchwiz UI, will arrive with Android 1.5

Is anyone here excited and waiting for the Samsung Behold II? Well, this new Android phone by Samsung is, according to the rumors, coming soon. I'm not very fond of the name, but hey, what can I do, maybe more of you do like that name. But this upcoming smartphone looks good on pictures and video, so we'll have to wait and see if it will be good or not.

O2 Germany listing the Motorola MILESTONE for €550

So, many of you reading this post are already enjoying the Verizon DROID by Motorola, good for you! But people in Germany are getting ready to get some DROID love too, in the form of the Motorola MILESTONE of course. Lets not act surprised, after all, we already knew that O2 Germany was getting ready to launch the new Motorola Android smartphone. Soon, the GSM version of the DROID, the Motorola MILESTONE will be arriving to Germany, and O2’s site in that country is already telling the world about it. The MILESTONE is now being listed on said site for the price of €549.99 ($816). Now, from what we can tell from O2's Germany site, the MILESTONE is available to order now. But, when will it ship? Well, we’re not sure, but if we belive the rumors, it should be really soon. One interest bit of info on O2's site is that the MILESTONE comes with an 8GB microSD card, and, as we all know, the Motorola DROID on Verizon comes with a 16GB card. Why the MILESTONE has half of the GB as the Verizon DROID? We don't know, however in the MILESTONE’s case, Western Europe mapping data for use with Motorola’s own MOTONAV turn-by-turn directions comes preloaded on that 8GB microSD card. If you live in Germany - or even here in the US - and want to know more about the Motorola DROID/MILESTONE, read our AndroidCommunity full review by clicking here.

LG Eve (GW620) Arrives to Canada

The Android phones keep on coming, this time, manufacturer LG has jumped into the Android bandwagon. The Eve, aka GW620 is their first smartphone running on Google's Android OS. According to LG, the Eve Phone will make social networking even friendlier than anything else out there. The LG Eve has made its way into Canada's Rogers Wireless network, it sales for $49.99 on select 3-year plans, and if you want to get it with no contract, it'll set you back $399.99. One of the things that I really love about this phone is the 5-line QWERTY keyboard, besides, it looks pretty cool, at least on the pictures. There’s also a 3-inch resistive touchscreen, with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, together with, according to Rogers; GSM/GPRS/EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA - 850/1900 Mhz. The first Android LG brings a SNS (Social Network Services) Manager that pulls together Twitter, Facebook and Bebo updates. It sports a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and automatic face recognition tying images into contacts entries. LG Eve will also have a built-in accelerometer, Wi-Fi and GPS. It also comes with built-in Google apps; Google Search, Google Maps and one that I feel every single smartphone out there should have; Google Latitude. Inside the box you will find a 2 GB memory card included, and the Eve comes with support for up to 16 GB MicroSD. You can find out more on Rogers site and have fun watching the videos below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUb21PdRutM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsIKYidkTY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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