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All HTC Sensation Models Unlockable now at HTCDEV

The world rejoiced a few weeks ago when HTC first revealed that they'd be working closer with the 3rd party developer community, allowing the world the ability to unlock their device's bootloaders, resulting in the ability to hack the wave fantastic. Over at the HTCDEV webpage you're not able to see every single version of the HTC Sensation, including the Euro version, T-Mobile USA, Turkey, Arabic, and yes, even the Bouygues Telecom version. This along with the HTC EVO 3D make up the entirety of the unlockable bootloader library at HTCDEV. Will you unlock?

HP TouchPad Android 2.2.1 System Dump Files Now Available

The HP TouchPad has been getting a lot of attention as of late from the entire developer and Android communities. Once the TouchPad price dropped to $99 everyone started running wild with the hopes and dreams of one day soon running Android on said device. Just a day or two later we learned that Android ports were already under way and a few days later one was spotted running Android 2.2.1 out of the box, right from Best Buy.

HP TouchPad Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread Port This Week?

The HP TouchPad was the extremely popular webOS tablet from HP this year right? No not really, but once HP announced that they were retiring the brand and they'd no longer continue with the TouchPad series it quickly because the hottest selling tablet I've seen in a while. Now that the HP TouchPad is extremely affordable at only $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB (if you can find them in stock anywhere let us know) they are now attracting tons of attention. Users everywhere are snagging them up hoping to soon run Android on the dual-core tablet.

HP TouchPad Android Ports Already Under Way

I must say for $99 crisp dollar bills, the HP TouchPad rocking Android would be a pretty awesome deal. That would be a great price for a tablet and once we get some Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich running on it everyone will be glad they snagged one for $99 dollars. After HP discontinued the TouchPad it went on a firesale and is now in the bargain bin. The specs compare to that of the HTC Sensation with that 1.2 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor, but with a 9.7" 1024x768 IPS display. All that running Android sounds like something I'd be okay with.

HTCdev, your new home for Bootloader Unlocking

It's a good day for all you HTC-specific developers out there as the three letter manufacturer of Android devices has opened its doors to their HTC OpenSense program through HTCdev. You can access this portal by heading to HTCdev.com, the same place you may have discovered and signed up at approximately one year ago when the site itself first popped up. What HTCdev will be now is a central online location for HTC developer engagement and growth, one place for all HTC-specific developers to speak with one another and grow using each-others ideas and helping one another work for a better HTC future.

Mobile Developer Report shows that devs think enterprise lead is a tossup between Android and iOS

The results of a survey conducted by Appcelerator and IDC have been published. The survey polled 2,012 Appcelerator Titanium developers from July 20-22 of this year on their perceptions around mobile OS priorities, app development needs, and the move by Google and Apple to the cloud. The results of the survey found in part that Google+ and iCloud are helping Apple and Google accelerate their lead in mobile.

Motorola Droid 3 Headed to Canada as Motorola XT860 4G

The Motorola Droid 3 is finally available in stores starting today. The MOTODEV site also announced today that it will also be headed to Canada, known as the XT860 4G. Don't let the 4G term in there make you all that angry, it wont be the same 4G LTE as many Verizon phones but it will have 4G HSPA+ while the Verizon Droid 3 only has 3G, but that is another story altogether.

Adobe Offering 200,000 in Cash Prizes to Developers Using AIR

When Adobe AIr started showing up on Android everyone was excited to see what it would bring as far as rich applications and games. We have seen quite a bit but I honestly thought it would see more use. You can read more about Adobe AIR here. It has not had the most support latest and news regarding AIR has been few and far between, but this latest report should get developers rocking on Adobe AIR soon.

Developers Can Afford to Wait on iPhone and Develop for Android

The main co-founder of Android, Rich Miner has been talking about the developer side of Android as of late and it looks like over the past 6-8 months the amount of growth on the platform is giving him the confidence to say things like our above said title. As recent as 6 months ago he was quoted recommending that start-ups focus on the iPhone first and then move to Android, but things have changed.

Google I/O Keynote and Session videos now online

With tickets for Google I/O 2011 selling out in short order, Google made a lot of developers - and Android enthusiasts - feel better by promising to stream the bulk of the event online. Now, the search giant has put all those keynote and I/O session videos online. The opening keynotes for both days are probably going to be of most interest, with Google revealing Android Ice Cream Sandwich, its plans for Google TV and the new Music Beta. If you prefer to read not watch, you can check out all our I/O coverage using the I/O 2011 tag. Sessions, meanwhile, can be found here and include Android Market information, 3D rendering and API best-practices. Full details at http://www.google.com/io. Google I/O 2011 Day One Keynote: [youtube OxzucwjFEEs] Google I/O 2011 Day Two Keynote: [youtube MiYND_zvIc0]