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HTC One Developer Edition will cost $649

HTC recently announced that the One Developer Edition smartphone was now available to order. The smartphone isn't exactly cheap at $649, and this version is specifically for developers offering features that developers require such as an unlocked bootloader and SIM. HTC also gives up all the hardware details of the device since it's up for order now.

Google Play services v3.0 brings Google+ sign-in and more

Google has recently announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play Services. And while some of this may be more developer oriented, these changes and new features will filter down towards the end user. In fact, some of these new features sound like they will make things a bit easier and more convenient for the end user. Just to begin with, Google Play Services v3.0 brings Google+ Sign-In and over-the-air app downloads from a website.

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.

Mozilla Firefox OS developer phones revealed to take on Android

Today the folks at Mozilla have finally removed the wrapping paper off a few of their developer phones running the new Firefox OS. The plan here being these mid-range at best developer friendly phones called "Geeksphone" will be the starting point for developers to start coding for the new mobile OS. Loving Android, as well as watching the competition, we figured a quick post to show you what's brewing was in order.

Google announces Project Glass developer hackathon

Google's Project Glass is one of the more exciting things I'm looking forward to seeing in 2013. Back at Google I/O we got our first solid look at the new wearable technology, as well as the opportunity to pre-order one ourselves. While news on Google Glass has been slow as of late, later this month and early February Google will be holding a hackathon where we'll get to experience Project Glass first hand.

Samsung releases version 1.0 of the AllShare Framework SDK

Samsung has recently released the AllShare Framework SDK, which in theory, could help to add features to third-party apps. You see, while Samsung has the AllShare apps, up until this point, third party developers were unable to add AllShare support in their apps. Anyway, with the release of this SDK, developers will be able to create AllShare-capable apps.

CyanogenMod domain shuts down after extortion attempt [Update]

Some sad news has appeared over the past few hours regarding the most popular and biggest community developed ROM for Android. No, our beloved CyanogenMod ROM isn't going anywhere but their domain, official site, entire history, and email has all been shut down and compromised as of late. Sadly when things get big sometimes greed gets involved and that's exactly the case here.
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