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Google pushing for Android developers to pay more attention to tablets

The Samsung-made Nexus 10 is certainly a feast for the eyes, especially with that beautiful 2560x1600 display. There's just one problem: there aren't many Android developers who fine tune their apps for use on tablets. Instead of making a version of their app for Android tablets, a number of developers will just blow up their smartphone apps, which doesn't exactly make for the prettiest of experiences. Google is looking to change that, urging developers to focus on the tablet experience when it comes to their apps.

Google Play services version 1.0 launches

Google I/O was filled with a lot of announcements this year, but one of the announcements aimed solely at Android developers was the reveal of Google Play services. In a nutshell, Google Play services allows app developers to integrate other Google services, like Google Plus, into their apps. Today, Google rolled out version 1.0 of Google Play services, inviting developers to get to coding.

Gameloft promises simultaneous launches across Android and iOS

Today Gameloft is in the news with an awesome looking new next-gen game that we are still awaiting more details on. In the meantime we wanted to talk about their game and app launches. Gameloft recently took to Twitter and announced that in 2012 their goal is "simultaneous launches on iOS and Android." If you've ever seen an awesome game from Gameloft, you know their games always arrive on iOS first.

Google Play App policies updated with major changes

Today Google has made a rather large update to their Android Market now known as the Google Play Store. While many are reporting that they've taken steps to kill annoying in-app ads, that is only the beginning. Google's developer policy changes today are about more than just ads, it is a change in the app universe on Android -- for the better.

Android Community Discussion Forum seeking Moderators: It could be you!

We know you all love Android, so why not chat about it in our forums? In the growing world of smartphones and tablets here at Android Community our discussion forums are getting more and more crowded. With new phones like the Galaxy S III or tablets like the Nexus 7 taking center stage, now is the perfect time to join our forums as a regular member, or as a moderator. Today we're happy to announce we are recruiting new mods to join our team.

Qualcomm unleashes Snapdragon SDK for Android

Today at Qualcomm's annual developer event they've just announced a brand new addition to the world of Android developers. Just like Qualcomm's exclusive Snapdragon GamesCommand app store, or NVIDIA's for that matter, they've today released the Snapdragon SDK to help developers dive further into the S4 platform and beyond.