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[Book Giveaway #3] Getting Started With Flex 4.5? We're Giving Away "Developing Android Applications With Flex 4.5" To A Lucky Reader

To help aspiring Android developers get off the ground and develop our next dream app, Android Police has partnered with O'Reilly Media, one of the largest technical book publishers, to give away a multitude of Android books to our readers. Each week or so for the next few months, we'll be giving away a different O'Reilly Android book, asking for nothing but a minute of your time in return.

Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5

This time around, we're giving away Rich Tretola's Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5, which was published by O'Reilly just last month (May 2011).

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And The Android Police Book Giveaway #2 Winner Is... Never Mind 1 Winner, Let's Pick 3 Again

If you've been following Android Police, you've probably seen the Android programming book giveaway series that we're doing together with O'Reilly Media (#1, #2). It's time to announce the winners of the 2nd giveaway, selected by the joint AP/O'Reilly panel, who will receive a brand new copy of Hello, Android (3rd edition).

Again, the question was:

What attracts you to development for Android instead of all the other platforms out there (iOS, WP7, etc)?

Here are the winners and their comments:

Ryan:

Even if I don’t win I thank you for pointing me in the right direction to get started.

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[Update: It's Live!] Peggle Coming Exclusively To The Amazon Appstore June 21st, Free Of Charge - $2.99 Thereafter

Update 6/21/11: The game just went live on the Amazon Appstore, go get it!

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P.S. Unavailable on the Hero and XOOM but available on the Tab 10.1 and EVO? I can maybe understand the Hero, but the XOOM?..

Update: According to the comments, the game should work on devices listed as unavailable - you just have to buy it in the web version of the Appstore and then download as usual within the Appstore app. Odd stuff.

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Phandroid's just been tipped that the absurdly popular puzzle game Peggle will be heading to Android (finally) tomorrow - via the Amazon Appstore.

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[Deal Alert] [Updated: Best Buy, Too] HTC EVO 4G Free With New Two-Year Agreement From Wirefly And Amazon Wireless

If you've been thinking about jumping from your current carrier to Sprint, then you may want to take advantage of this deal: one of the most popular Android phones of all time, the HTC EVO 4G, is now free with a new two-year agreement from Wirefly and Amazon Wireless. This is by far the lowest price that we've ever seen the EVO go for, and even though it's over a year old, it still rivals many of the phones currently being released.

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This phone needs no introduction, but if you haven't looked at it in a while, here is a quick refresher:

  • 4.3 Inch 480x800 TFT display
  • 1GHz single-core snapdragon
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with 720p video capture
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Android 2.3

Hit the links below to buy!

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The 5 Best Android Phones Under $50 - And Preferably Free: June 2011

We've all seen "roundup" lists of smartphones before: who's got the best display, who has the quickest processor, the newest OS revision, the biggest battery - but let's face facts: that kind of stuff is for nerds (like all of us here at AP - and most of our wonderful readers). So we're going to try out something new - call it a pilot episode, if you will.

When you're attempting to convince the less geeky folks you know that they should pick up an Android phone, it can be a tough sell. Particularly when you're pitching a $200 handset to a person that has been quite happy with free flip-phones for the last 7 years.

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Crackle Drops Subscription Fees, Launches Brand New Free TV/Movie-Streaming Android App

The multimedia situation on Android has been rapidly improving over the last few months, with the introductions of Netflix's official application and Google's own Movie service. Today, it is set to get better still: Crackle, a movie- and TV-watching service launched v2.0 of its Android app with access to a large selection of free movies and TV shows. The service, previously available at $5/month, is now free and supported by ads.

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You'll need an Android 2.2+ device with Flash installed (though neither the XOOM nor the Tab 10.1 seem to be supported at this point, so looks like it's phones only for now), but if your handset meets the requirements, you'll be able to stream as many feature-length films and TV shows as you like, provided, of course, that they're in Crackle's catalog.

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[Deal Alert] Buy A XOOM From Motorola, Get A Free Bluetooth Keyboard And Two Day Shipping

In an effort to get XOOMs flying off the shelves for Father's Day and graduation time, Motorola is offering a pretty sweet deal: between now and June 14th, if you buy a XOOM directly from them, you'll get a free Bluetooth keyboard (valued at $69.99). If that deal isn't already sweet enough, though, you'll also get free 2-day shipping on the order.

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There is one catch, however: this deal is not applicable on the 3G XOOM if you bundle it with a plan - but if you plan on buying it outright (without signing a contract), then you're good to go.

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And The Android Police Book Giveaway #1 Winner Is... Scratch That, Let's Pick 3 Winners Instead

About 2 weeks ago, Android Police in collaboration with O'Reilly Media announced a series of developer centric book giveaways. The prize of round 1 was the excellent Learning Android, to be given out to one lucky reader, as selected by the joint AP/O'Reilly panel.

After looking over 300+ entries, we could not agree on the single best answer, so instead of giving out 1 book, we're going to give out 3!

Here are the winners and their comments:

Robert Dunn

Starting in fall I am going to start college in a computer science major. My goal is mobile development. I would like learn Android development now to help me in the future, and I will have to learn it in the near future anyway.

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[Book Giveaway #2] Looking To Get Into Android Development? We're Giving Away "Hello, Android" To A Lucky Reader

To help aspiring Android developers get off the ground and develop our next dream app, Android Police has partnered with O'Reilly Media, one of the largest technical book publishers, to give away a multitude of Android books to our readers. Each week or so for the next few months, we'll be giving away a different Android book offered by O'Reilly, asking for nothing but a minute of your time in return.

Hello, Android (3rd Edition)

The second book in the list is Hello, Android (3rd edition) by Ed Burnette, released by Pragmatic Bookshelf in August 2010. Ed Burnette, who can be found at @eburnette on Twitter, is a software developer, analyst, one of ZDNet's Dev Connection bloggers, and a friend of Android Police.

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And The Winner Of The LG G-Slate In The Giant Giveaway #2 Is...

Following in the steps of our 1st giant XOOM giveaway, we threw another giveaway 2 weeks ago with an even hotter prize - the LG G-Slate 3D tablet (thanks to NVIDIA again for providing the prize!). With close to 2000 Twitter and over 1200 Facebook entries, I am now ready to name the winner who will be able to shoot 3D movies left and right like it's his job, all while playing Angry Birds and gChatting his family.

This time around, we've opened up the giveaway to a few more countries, such as Malaysia, India, and South Africa (sorry, Argentina, you were removed), so that folks from all over the world could participate.

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