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Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

RIM has publicly demonstrated Android apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the first time at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning, showing how code intended for Google's platform will be packaged and run on the QNX slate. Apps will each run in their own instance of a virtual machine, presented to the user as regular shortcuts and with the emulator automatically - and transparently - loading.

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YAAM Android Market Means 100% Profit Share for Developers

YAAM Android Market Means 100% Profit Share for Developers

Well what do you know, a fair deal for developers, could it be? It appears that a group of developers from XDA forums have created an Android Market alternative that allows creators of apps and games to grab 100% of the profit from their wares. In a move that seems nearly impossible without the backing of a major corporation, a few smalltime players have set themselves up for what might be a power move against the titans.

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Dell 10 inch Windows 7 tablet delayed

Dell 10 inch Windows 7 tablet delayed

The launch date for Dell's 10-inch Windows 7 based tablet looks to slip until the fall according to industry analysts. Nobody knows why the 10-inch tablet won't make it's debut until at least September, but it's certainly going to spell doom for Dell taking advantage of the back to school run-up. Dell is planning to position the 10-inch as a business grade tablet anyway, so they not feel the urgency to make the back to school window, instead focusing on the Holiday crowd instead.

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Android Market in-app billing enabled: Try-and-Buy apps, extra levels, more

Android Market in-app billing enabled: Try-and-Buy apps, extra levels, more

The Android Market has had in-app billing enabled, allowing developers of Android apps to offer upgrades, virtual goods, extra levels in games and other services from within their titles. Using the same checkout system as the Market itself, Google will take the usual 30-percent cut from developers' proceeds and do all the hard work when it comes to processing. The system will also allow for try-and-buy apps, offering a test period of use and then the ability to unlock the full title rather than having to re-download the app.

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Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google has announced today that it has started testing in-app billing for the Android Market and that it will launch starting next week. In-app billing has been around for app makers on iOS for a while and it has lead to some nice chunk of change for those developers. Makers of apps for the Android Market could have some of the same financial success once it gets approved for the Android Market.

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Amazon Appstore wins exclusive on Angry Birds for Android

Amazon Appstore wins exclusive on Angry Birds for Android

Lest you suspect Amazon was treating its new Amazon Appstore as a hobby, the company has announced an exclusive deal with Angry Birds developer Rovio to release the new Angry Birds Rio title through the new Android marketplace. Ditching GetJar and shifting over to Amazon's new system, Rovio will also be offering ad-free versions of its existing Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons for Android games for the first time.

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Google Adds New Social Feature To Google Maps For Android

Google Adds New Social Feature To Google Maps For Android

Google is enhancing its mix of Google Maps for Android, Google Places with Hotpot, and Google Latitude with the some new social features. When you rate or review a place such as a restaurant from Google Places, you can share that information with your Hotpot friends and across the mix of Google services. But now with the new Google Maps 5.2, you will be able to share your recommendations on the go via Twitter and more easily ping and check-in using Latitude.

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