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Cook up your own games with this Android Game Dev Bundle [DEALS]

Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Candy Crush, Flappy Bird. These are just some of the names that immediately come up whenever you mention Android games. If you've ever dreamed of making it big in the mobile gaming industry or are just curious to learn how a game is made, now might just be your chance to find out with this Android Game Developer Bundle that delivers 7 online courses just for that very purpose.

Odroid-C1 SBC runs Android and has 1GB of RAM

If you are a fan of the Raspberry Pi developer board for its size and features, you might be interested in a new offering called the Odroid-C1. This device is sized similarly to the Raspberry Pi and it runs Android or Ubuntu for the operating system. The small dev board has a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC.

Development devices for Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 emerge

Intrinsyc Technologies has just revealed a couple of developer devices, including a smartphone, a tablet, and a development board, all of which are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. This will let application developers as well as device makers test and play around with Qualcomm's multi-talented system-on-chip even before the first commercial devices hit the market, probably next year.

Google now allows paid applications from Chinese developers

Some Chinese developers haven't fully optimized their apps on Google Play because the Internet giant has not allowed them to list their paid apps. But that will soon change as Google finally allowed the Chinese geeks to offer paid apps and in-app purchases to more than 130 countries. Just recently, Google added more countries with Developer and Google Wallet Merchant registrations. It's finally coming to China which means developers can start selling their apps to majority of the Android users spread out in 130 countries.

Android Auto now supports audio and messaging apps

With Android Lollipop, Android Wear, and a bit of Android TV now safely on the road, Google gets to train its real road warrior, the Android Auto. Google is now opening the doors for Android developers to start tweaking their apps to provide support for Android's in-vehicle incarnation. Although not yet feature complete or in its final form, the new Android Auto APIs already support two use cases: that of creating apps for audio playback and apps for receiving and responding to messages.

Developers take note: how to let Google Now search your app

Admit it. Google Now, specifically the "OK Google" trigger, is quite fun to use and play around with, but it's actual utility isn't as impressive. That's largely because, aside from the web and a few other Google-owned apps and tools, its repository of data doesn't dig deep enough into your phone and its apps. Well, not anymore. Your favorite "OK, Google" can now search inside any app, too! Of course, app developers will need to add the feature, but it's as easy a copy and paste.

Peek moved to developer’s own name, new app pages added

Popular Android utility Peek has a major update, but it's not one that has added new features or fixes bugs. Instead, the update is that the app is now filed under the account of Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo or jedga, Peek's author, instead of his Google Play Store "proxy" Francisco Franco.

MediaTek Labs debuts with LinkIt platform in tow

MediaTek has announced that it has launched a new global initiative to allow developers of varying skill levels to create Internet of Things devices and wearables. The new global initiative is called MediaTek Labs and the program will provide developers with SDKs, HDKs, and technical documents along with support.

Testdroid allows Remote Manual Access to any Android device

Android developers need all the help they can to make their apps better. Testing on local phones may be enough but one can’t avoid bugs and errors to appear on different devices. The key is to test any app project on many units as much as possible to see the issues that may occur.

MIPS Creator CI20 Linux dev board for Android debuts

DIY electronics fans will be glad to hear that the MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android has arrived. The board has a 1.2GHz MIPS-based dual-core Ingenic apps processor running Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat. The dev board is running Linux right now and the Android support will come soon.
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