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AT&T 3rd Party App Installation Activation Official

It appears that AT&T have listened to the millions and billions of cries from the republic to take the hold off the option to sideload apps. Up until now, AT&T phones running Android were not allowed the same option that other carriers kept available, that being the ability to install applications from sources other than the Android Market. All that changed, it seems, when the Infuse 4G was released into the wild less than a month ago. It's been confirmed here by a mail that's being sent out to AT&T developers saying that this change will be standard through the future.

Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore

So you got yourself a brand new Android device and it's time to take it for a spin. You've got a couple of apps pre-loaded but you want to see what everyone else is messing around with. You want some bird-related games, some scanners of codes, some live cameras watchers and whatnot - where do you go? You might go to the Android Market if it's loaded on your device, Google's official store for apps, or you might consider going to Amazon, that online sales giant that you've grown to trust after purchasing 10 billion CDs in the early 2000's - they've got an App Store too? Yes they DO have an app store - want to know more? [Amazon Appstore] Android Community 101 the re rescue!

7digital for Android, Now With MP3 Downloads

7digital has launched a new version of its Android App today, which allows you to download music to your device. Previously, you needed to download music on your computer, and then sync your device, but now you can purchase music directly from your Android, as well as accessing any tracks you previously purchased with no need to connect.

Angry Birds RIO gets an update next week

Rovio has reported on their Facebook page that Angry Birds RIO is getting an update this week. The update, whatever comes after "Jungle Escape," will unlock some sweet new features including "marmoset mauling action" and it'll have many "juicy secrets" to discover. The update is being released a little later than expected, much to the chagrin of gamers who have been chomping at the bit and complaining about it's slipped release date. But they can rejoice that it will be followed by three more chapters of the Angry Birds Rio game to be released on or about July, October, and November of 2011.

Droid Incredible blowing out for a Penny at Amazon

Amazon is blowing out their inventory of HTC Droid Incredible phones for .01 with a two year deal. The sale is obviously to make some room since, as we reported today, the Droid Incredible 2 will be hitting the portal on Thursday. Now sure, users looking for a new phone may not mind laying out $199 for the latest Incredible 2. But considering it's essentially using the same processor and comes with a $25 app credit from Amazon, how can you complain?

Android App Downloads pass 3 Billion

In it's first quarter 2011 earnings call, Google let it be known that over three billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market since it opened. The tally reflects a 50% increase in Android app downloads since the last quarter of 2010. Google didn't go into details over what apps had been downloaded multiple times, meaning that the tally could be reflecting a percentage of apps that have been re-downloaded to replace and app that had been deleted. But even with that possibility, it's still an impressive tall.

Amazon clears the air on their AppStore Developer Agreement

There seems to have been a bit of confusion over details in the Amazon AppStore Developer Agreement. There was apparently two different versions, one in PDF and one in text, and the plaint text version was an old version from before last November. Amazon had altered the ADA then, to reflect a definition of list price in the store. That likely means the some lazy intern forgot the post the new text file and confusion reigned. It's now been fixed.

Amazon’s Free App of the Day: Pew Pew 2

I may be dating myself here, but I remember back "in the day" when video games had vector graphics. Cool colorful wire-frame drawings were the cutting edge on games like Asteroids, Battlezone, and Tempest ate many a quarter out of my pocket. So, the nostalgia of Amazon's Free App of the day today really takes me back with Pew Pew 2. Complete with Arcade style design, Pew Pew 2 offers a great retro look with seven different game modes, all in one mobile package.

Fruit Ninja for Android free today on Amazon Appstore

For those that thought the Amazon free app a day would just be a gimmick and nothing good would come from it. I think you've been shown otherwise since the launch of the appstore. This little trick to get attention seems to be working on me at least. For those that didn't know, Amazon has released an Appstore for Android. They've gave away exclusive games like Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Seasons, and more away for free. I like it.
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