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Motorola CEO blames open Android Market for device woes; MOTOBLUR adding greedy app alerts

Motorola CEO blames open Android Market for device woes; MOTOBLUR adding greedy app alerts

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha has blamed poorly tested third-party Android apps for underwhelming performance on Android phones and tablets, claiming that 70-percent of all of the returned devices the company sees are rejected because applications have affected usability. "For power consumption and CPU use, those apps are not tested," Jha said during a webcast of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology conference. "We're beginning to understand the impact that has."

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Apple App Store far more paid-app friendly than Android Market

Apple App Store far more paid-app friendly than Android Market

Developers looking to sell paid apps will likely find richer pickings in the iOS App Store rather than the Android Market, according to research firm Distimo, which has discovered that around 80-percent of paid titles for Android devices are only downloaded less than 100 times. Meanwhile, only two paid Android apps have been downloaded more than 500,000 times worldwide since the Android Market launched, versus six paid iOS apps breaking that milestone over the past two months in the US alone.

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Acer A100 delayed over Honeycomb 7-inch app issues tip insiders

Acer A100 delayed over Honeycomb 7-inch app issues tip insiders

Acer's Iconia Tab A100 delay - which the company confirmed would now launch in the second half of 2011, rather than this month as originally expected - is reportedly due not to hardware issues but how nicely Android 3.0 Honeycomb plays with 7-inch displays. According to DigiTimes' sources, Acer discovered that "many" of the Honeycomb-specific apps were incompatible with the 7-inch A100; meanwhile, the Iconia Smart 5-inch smartphone has also been delayed, it's suggested.

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PayPal on Android Update [May 2011] Walkthrough

PayPal on Android Update [May 2011] Walkthrough

So you've got a PayPal account but you're still terrified to use it anywhere other than in the privacy of your own Post-PC home, yes? That time is over - PayPal's updated their official app for Android and it's a real winner. Come with me down the lane and let us together have a peek at this lovely system, button by button. You'll wonder why you ever thought cashing checks at the bank was a good idea. Cut bills in half, request and send money, and flip your cash all over the place!

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

This past week's Google I/O developer conference brought lots of Google news involving Android, Google Music Beta, Google TV, Android Market, and Chromebooks. The keynotes for both days of the event were live casted, but just in case you weren't following along, we've highlighted them again. Various bits of news and videos were released this week from manufacturers Samsung, LG, and HTC, while a surprise announcement came late Saturday from Sony announcing that they've begun restoring the PlayStation Network.

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Adobe Flash 10.3 Now on Android Market

Adobe Flash 10.3 Now on Android Market

Adobe has just released Flash Player 10.3, and it is available in the Android Market. This now bumps Flash up to version 10.3.185.21. Flash 10.3 is available for Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and Android 3.01 Honeycomb devices, and it also supports Android 3.1. The release comes with several new features, and some important bug fixes. Continue after the cut for more details.

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Netflix Launches Android App for “Select Phones”

Netflix Launches Android App for “Select Phones”

Excellent news for Netflix subscribers who love their Android phones! Netflix has just launched an app for Android, something that has been long-awaited by Android device users. The app is free from the Android Market, but is only available "on select phones that currently have the requisite playback support." So far that means the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, Evo 4G, and G2, plus the Samsung Nexus S. Netflix says it will be quickly adding to the phones that can download the app.

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