Developer Edward Kim is undoubtedly pleased with his $13,000/month from the Car Locator app in the Android Market. He states that he made this app as a side project while vacationing with family. Not bad for a side project, this app finished third in Google's Android Developer Challenge 2.
We discussed in the past the possibility of a second Archos Android Tablet, looks like the rumor has come true. Archos has just confirmed that there are plans for an Archos 7 and 8. But the Archos 8 will be a photo frame outfitted with Android.
Not to be out done by its younger brother, the Nexus One, the Droid now does Sense. HTC's custom Android UI dubbed Sense is the most popular version of any manufacturer's in-house UI. It is full of beautiful widgets (no pun intended) that has deep customization as well as many other options. The most notable features of Sense are the built Flash capabilities and native multi-touch integration.
The mod community has been hard at work hacking new features into the Nexus One and they are picking up steam as they learn the in's and out's of the device. Even before it was released it was rooted and only 2 months later there are many different options that has been added from custom ROM's to trackball lighting.
This hybrid of a traditional e-reader and netbook can be yours. It's powered by Android and can handle internet, ebooks, games, music, videos and notes. Shipment starts within the next few weeks and comes in a variety of different colors.
With the expansion of Android launching in different markets all across the world, many of these markets still doesn't have access to paid apps. This often times lead users to find "alternative" ways of obtaining these highly sought after apps. Paid apps usually offer more features and more options versus their free counterpart. Most of the time there is no free version so if you want the app, you just cant get it through the Android Market.
Some of us suspected this from the beginning but still kept our hopes up. Keep in mind while reading this that this is only pertaining to full Flash 10.1, Flash lite is still a possibility. Adobe has released the minimum requirements for Flash 10.1, and, as many feared, most first generation Android phones fall short. Never the less, Flash Lite remains a possibility.
Android app pirating legend Jesusxxx, has received a letter demanding him to shut down his repository of paid apps that he offers for free. This guy for has been providing apps that normally cost money for a total of zero dollars, he has a huge cult following of "cheapskates" that visit his site often.
AndroidandMe, conducted Android bounty competition which they set some parameters for developers to go away and make some applications for Android. In return they would offer a developer $90 if they fulfilled the parameters and were the first to do so. The second set of parameters included porting Quake II to Android.
is a method of converting bytecode into native machine code, rather than Android’s Dalvik VM simply interpreting the bytecode. This speeds up apps and overall performance drastically. Cyanogen’s Nexus One build Beta 3 included JIT and has set the top speed on BenchmarkPi; OpenEclair 1.0.1 included JIT and absolutely flew.