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April Fools 2013: Round-Up from Android and the web

Google kicked off their usual array of April Fools jokes early on Saturday just for kicks, and now everyone else has joined in. It has officially begun today and we have a round-up of some of the best ones we've seen yet. For the next two days we won't believe anything we see or read, all while enjoying the pranks, gags, and rick-rolls. Check out the many that are already floating around this afternoon in our spoiler round-up.

InMobi App Publish app distribution platform launches

InMobi is a mobile advertising network that has been around for a while and the company has announced the launch of a new Android application distribution platform. The distribution platform is called App Publish and the distribution platform will supply apps to a number of different app stores around the world. The platform will offer free, paid, and premium applications.

BlackBerry users getting 20 percent of apps from Android

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone was announced a short while back and recently came available with both AT&T and T-Mobile. Time will tell how well received the handset will be, however the one argument that we keep seeing comes to the apps. And in the case of the BlackBerry -- that may be better classified as a lack of apps. That is not to say BlackBerry users are necessarily missing everything though, they do have 100,000 apps available.

Amazon Appstore turns 2: celebrates with 18 free apps

Today the folks from Amazon are proud to announce their Android Appstore has been alive and kicking out free apps of the day for two years now. Yup, today is the two-year anniversary for the Amazon Appstore and as expected, they're celebrating by offering some apps for free. They have a few goodies so read on to see what's available.

4 awesome alarm clock apps for Android

Alarm clock apps and utilities on Android are a dime a dozen, and finding one that works best for you comes down to how you would like to be woke up. We no longer use our bedside alarm clocks, and instead Android apps have taken over. With so many available we figured a round up with four of our favorites were in order. If you wanna wake up in peace, or have an app that will make sure you're awake - keep on reading.

App Sales: Modern Combat 4, Jet Set Radio, GTA III and more

Today we have a few awesome games and apps for your favorite Android smartphone and tablet all on sale for excellent low prices. Below we'll mention a few we figured were worthy of the attention. Not only is one of the best shooters from the folks at Gameloft on sale for just $0.99 but it looks like multiple SEGA games have all been discounted around 40% too. Check it out below.

Google’s Play Store turns 1 – celebrates with massive sale all week long

Happy Birthday Google Play Store! Get out the candles and cake, the Google Play Store has just turned 1 years old. Well maybe tomorrow it will at least. As a reminder, the Android Market has been around forever but it has been 1 year since they replaced it with what we know and love today as the Play Store. In celebration Google has plenty of deals and gifts for us, and they'll be available and changing all week.

Gartner: By 2016 more than half of all mobile apps will be hybrid

New analysis from Gartner is pointing towards a future where a good portion of the new mobile apps will be hybrid. In fact, according to the report, "more than 50 percent of mobile apps deployed by 2016 will be hybrid." Some of this deals with the enterprise side of the house and bring-your-own-device programs where it is becoming common for the IT department to have to support multiple mobile operating platforms.

Super Bowl apps, games, and movies roundup

It's that time of year again folks. Super Bowl time! Or as many are calling it lately, the Harbowl. Two of the best NFL teams from around the league gather for the ultimate battle. For those looking for Android apps, games, live wallpapers, movies, music and more to get prepared for Bowl Sunday the folks from Google have you covered.