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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.

Google I/O 2012: We’ll Be There Live!

The big and always exciting Google I/O Developer conference kicks off next week in San Francisco starting on Wednesday, June 27th, and we are sure to see tons of excellent things from the folks at Mountain View. From Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a Nexus Tablet, and multiple other things this is a quick shout out to inform you all that Android Community as well as our sister site SlashGear will be there live! Capturing all the news as it happens.

Google Play Store now allowing developers to reply to user reviews

Today we have some great news from Google to share with both developers and users in general. Google has now decided to let developers reply directly to users comments and reviews in the Google Play Store. So when that app is amazing and you say so, they can thank you -- or answer complaints. Previously Play Store reviews were a one-way conversation, but not anymore.

Samsung releases Galaxy S III source code

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III has launched in more than 28 countries Samsung has decided it's time to release the source code, and developers can't thank them enough. This is how it's supposed to be done folks. Today Samsung has released the full source code for the GT-i9300 (SGSIII) and it's available for download now.

Google may use multiple hardware partners for new Nexus

If you're anything like me, than you were somewhat disappointed in the Galaxy Nexus, and hoping that Google would move on to another company for 2012's iteration of the developer device. So news that Samsung would again be making a Google-branded smartphone, and perhaps even a tablet, weren't at all encouraging. There's good news out of the Wall Street Journal, though: Google may be working with multiple hardware partners for the next version of Android, and presumably, the next round of developer devices.