Google Android Talking Shoes? Bluetooth Shoes?

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Last week at South by Southwest (SXSW) Google has announced their new "Talking Shoes” as a not so stylish pair of Adidas high-tops. This is an experimental technology that Google has been working on and clearly they are making everything they can think of “smart” with Android technology. We aren’t sure what the practical use of talking shoes is exactly although its pretty cool just the same. Hopefully we can get a pair of these to actually test out.

A brief history of Android smartphone display resolutions

If you’ve been following Android news over the last few years then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the advances in hardware. Indeed, processors are getting faster and phones are getting lighter, but there’s another component that has evolved over time. We’re talking, of course, about the display sizes and resolutions.

The 5 Phases of App Marketing Research

You've Got An Awesome App Idea… Now What?

There are a lot of facets of app development that need to work hand-in-hand together in order for your next app to be a success – the most important being marketing and advertising. Or put another way, getting eyeballs on and downloads of your app. You might think that's a bit crazy since the app kind of plays an important role in it all, right? Well, let me explain why putting the app first is kind of like setting the cart before the horse.

When speaking about app marketing, one analogy that seems fitting is, "If a tree falls in the woods and nobody's around, does it make a sound?" This is simply the opening statement for those who think that just developing an app–regardless of how great it is–is a sure-ticket to “celebrity appreneur” status.

Great Uses for Android Phones

Android phones are one of the most popular brands on the market today, and for good reason. These handy little gadgets can do almost anything. Apart from the normal functions of making calls, sending text messages and taking photographs, they have many other uses.

Need to control your PC remotely? Android has you covered. Tune your guitar? There’s an app for that. These impressive devices are becoming a ubiquitous part of day-to-day life, and for good reason. The applications are nearly endless. With sim only deals with internet, mobile devices are becoming more useful and affordable than ever.

How to block ads on your Android device in 4 steps

Mobile advertising is growing, and it is growing fast. Marketers are looking for new ways to push advertisement to your mobile device. Mobile websites are getting invested with annoying banners, and even apps have obtrusive ads hampering your mobile experience. Protect your Android device from these obtrusive ads by installing Adblock Plus. The following four steps will guide you through the installation process.

Google CEO talks Android, Nexus program, Apple, and more in rare interview

Google CEO Larry Page thinks that the Android team has done a pretty god job of keeping its partners happy. Considering this is one of the chief concerns for Google and Co., we’d hope for at least some success in this area.

In a lengthy, and rare, interview with Fortune, Larry Page sheds light on a few facets of the Android and mobile space. Topics range from monetizing Android to the Nexus program with a bit of ‘this and that’ sprinkled in for good measure. Oh, and there’s some talk of Apple.

Adblock Plus Launches Ad-Blocking App for Android Phones and Tablets

We just recieved some news from Adblock. They released their ad blocking browser extension which works with unrooted devices, too. It is 100% free and makes your Android device much more enjoyable.
Adblock Plus blocks: mobile ads, video advertising, banners, push notifications, display advertising, HTML5 advertising, and much more.

Are you guilty of “Sh*t Android Users Say”?

Ever find yourself saying one or more of the following things about Android or the iPhone? Ever run down someone else’s handset choice or talk up yours like crazy? Sure you have. Check out the video below (after the break), passed to us by the folks at Mobile Phone Finder. While we might be guilty of one or two of these things, we seriously hope we’re not this annoying. Much of this is spot-on and funny because it’s true, but we don’t know anyone who has spent that much time doting on widgets…. That said, widgets are cool.

Who is more social? (Android vs. iOS)

android vs, a mobile monetization and distribution platform released a really interesting infographic. It is a comparison of the sociability aspects between the Android operating system and iOS. Lets see:

Microsoft to release Office for Android in March 2013

ms office android

Microsoft plans to release an Android version of its Office software suite in the coming months, according to new reports. Set to arrive in March 2013, the popular document creator will also be offered across Symbian, iOS, and Microsoft Windows Phone. In addition to the native clients, Microsoft will also be creating new versions of Office Web Apps.

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