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Android Market coming to Google TV soon

Everyone knew this day was coming, but it’s taken a little longer than expected. Announced at OTTCon yesterday, Product Manager of Google TV at Logtitech Ashish Arora has said that a version of the Android Market will be coming to Google TV “shortly,” or in “a very short term.” The prospect of user developed apps running on the platform is very… Read more

Google’s Honeycomb event: What can we expect?

It seems like just yesterday Google released Gingerbread, well that was almost two months ago – that’s years in Google Time. Google will be officially unveiling Android’s latest version – Honeycomb – this Wednesday, at a press event in their Mountain View campus. The event starts at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST and will be streamed live on YouTube at… Read more

MKB Reviews: VidTrim

VidTrim is a simple video editing application for Android that doesn’t require a beast of a processor or a high resolution screen. It allows you to do simple cutting and trimming that solves the problem of shaky beginnings and endings of videos where you’re fumblig for the camera button. Coming in ata hefty $0.98 for the ‘Pro’ versoin you’re… Read more

MKB Reviews: Dolphin Browser Mini

There are a lot of alternative browsers available on the Android market, from Skyfire to Opera Mini to Dolphin Browser HD to Xscope, and many more. One thing that separates Dolphin Mini from the rest is how fast it is on all devices. A lot of browsers have taken off with tons of features and addons and improvements that make them excellent on the latest… Read more

MKB Reviews: Bookmark Home

Bookmark Home is a neat, unique way to visualize your favorite sites and remember your favorite bookmarks. It is a website launcher and a bookmark manager that looks and feels like a home replacement application. You can add or subtract screens, change the order in which the shortcuts appear, rearrange and edit the number of rows, and much more. If this… Read more

Android version fragmentation gap closing

The Android Developers site has posted new numbers regarding version adoption and 2.2 is at the top of the list with 43.4%. 2.1 now stands at 39.6%, and Android 1.6 and 1.5 hold 10.6% and 6.3%, respectively. This may not be huge news in terms of mitigating Android’s fragmentation issues, but the differences between 2.1 and 2.2 are less dramatic than the… Read more

Android Market rating system now available to developers

If you remember a little while back, roughly one week ago, we ran a story here at DroidDog about how the Android Market would soon see a new ratings system implemented by Google. Well starting today, that ratings system is now available to app developers via the developer console. As a quick refresher, the ratings will be grouped by All, Pre-Teen, Teen, or… Read more

Android Market will see ratings system

To hear some people tell it, Android is for porn. And while that’s certainly not the case, it has become a challenge to browse wallpapers, themes, or even apps without stumbling onto some thrown together collection of sexy images or other Market entry that shouldn’t be seen by younger eyes. Google is doing something about this problem implementing a… Read more