19
Jul
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In a recent patent suit between HTC and Apple, the US International Trade Commission found the Taiwanese manufacturer liable on two counts of patent infringement in its Android-based devices (see our earlier post for a detailed analysis of the case and its effects).

Although this suit only involves Apple and HTC, its legal ramifications could affect Android as a whole - since the alleged infringements are core parts of the Android OS developed by Google.

19
Jul
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The "Anymode Smart Case" for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been pulled from the market by none other than Samsung itself, due to lack of proper "Designed for Samsung Mobile" certification on Anymode's part. The Smart Case bears a strong resemblance to the iPad 2's Smart Cover, which led to some pretty harsh criticism when it was first released, and probably to its current situation as well. It's worth noting that while the Anymode case may look like Apple's Smart Cover, it doesn't offer the same functionality (i.e.

19
Jul
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Gamevil, the mastermind behind the Zenonia series, released the sequel to its super-popular baseball game Baseball Superstars into the Android Market today. Baseball Superstars II brings all of the fun of the original, as well as some new features, like enhanced control and graphics, an improved baseball experience, and user-created super skills - including pitch and batting effects.

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The game itself offers seven different modes of play: Exhibition, My League, Season, Homerun Race, Tournament, Mission, and Match Mode.

19
Jul
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UK based news publication The Economist released its official Android app into the Market today, bringing all of the features of the magazine to your handset. This app differs a bit from other publication based apps, as the download is free, and offers free access to editor's highlights - no subscription required. Naturally, if you are already a subscriber, you can access full cover-to-cover versions of the magazine, download them for offline viewing, switch between reading and listening, and access/download pervious issues.

19
Jul
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Autodesk is one of the many devs out there that consistently impress me with its high-quality, well-made apps - especially when it comes to Honeycomb. The newest app out of Autodesk's camp, SketchBook Pro, meets - and perhaps surpasses - all of the standards that have been set in my mind for quality development.

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SketchBook Pro is a drawing app designed with the professional in mind - and it appears to be quite full-featured.

19
Jul
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Before I begin, let's please drop the pretense. This is the internet and nobody knows who you are, so don't sit there and pretend that you don't miss Winnie the Pooh, because EVERYONE misses Winnie the Pooh!

You probably already know this, but a new Winnie the Pooh was just released in the States , so Disney has released an Android application to promote the film and delight your kids - and you - at the same time.

19
Jul
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It is difficult to look twice at a navigation app when Google Maps and Navigation comes pre-installed on every Android device. Indeed it is even more difficult to pay for an alternative navigation app unless it offers a compelling feature. However, it appears that Wikitude (known for its popular Augmented Reality Browser) has hit upon a novel and useful feature that may just tempt users in the United States to cough up for a paid navigation app.

18
Jul
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Unconfirmed rumours obtained from Pocketnow and a DLNA certificate for the device indicate that the upcoming HTC Kingdom is likely to be sold by Sprint as the HTC Hero 4G. Apparently, there are also indications of the device appearing in the EXIF data on photo-sharing sites.

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We came across the HTC Kingdom in early May when a ROM of the device was leaked by the Chinese blog 911sniper.

18
Jul
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Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This post features only apps and live wallpapers - you can find games here and tablet apps here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

18
Jul
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Canadian telecom Rogers have given Android users north of the border a bit of good news this afternoon, as they've confirmed that their release of the HTC Evo 3D will have an unlocked bootloader.

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This response came from Rogers rep "RogersKatie" in the discussion thread below a blog post announcing their forthcoming Android products. This hopefully confirms the carrier's official stance on the matter, and isn't a matter of miscommunication.

As a Canadian consumer, this is a great step in the right direction when it comes to keeping our devices up to date and in line with Android devices in the United States.

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