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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 gets better support for Android apps

BlackBerry phones may not be getting access to the Google Play Store anytime soon, but BlackBerry is making it easier for app developers to bring their Android apps to BlackBery devices. One of the key features of BlackBerry OS 10 and later is support for Android apps, but developers need to make them available through […]

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Google adds support for app beta tests and staged rollouts

Google is rolling out a series of updates to its tools for Android app developers. To be honest, you probably don’t care about most of them — but here’s a fun one: Developers will now be able to release beta tests and offer staged rollouts of apps and app updates. Up until now, developers have […]

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AirDroid v2 beta is a browser-based manager for your Android device, now with camera, location support

AirDroid is a free app that lets you manage your Android device by logging into your account from any web browser. Once you’re logged in you can see information about how much storage space is free on your phone, view your call and message logs, browse files, or even copy apps from your phone to […]

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AMD, BlueStacks launch AppZone, bring Android apps to PCs with AMD graphics

AMD and BlueStacks have teamed up to release software that lets you run Android apps on computers with AMD processors. It’s called AMD AppZone, and in addition to letting you run Android apps, the software lets you find and install apps by searching app stores — including the Google Play Store. AMD AppZone is available as […]

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CloudOn Updates Android and iOS Apps With New Features, Adds 60 More Countries

CloudOn, an app that allows users to access, edit and save documents in Microsoft Office from an Android tablet or the iPad, recently added a few new features. It’s now also available in 60 new countries throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East. The CloudOn platform connects users to a remote server where they […]

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Google Nexus Q can run Android apps… kind of

Google is positioning the Nexus Q as a device that you plug into your TV to stream music, movies, and other content from the Google Play Store, YouTube, and other internet sites. But under the hood, the Nexus Q basically has the same hardware as a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and it’s running Google Android […]

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Android apps coming to BlackBerry tablets this month

Research in Motion plans to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 later this month. When the company showed off an early build of the new operating system for PlayBook tablets at CES in January, RIM highlighted the new calendar, contact, and email apps — but made no mention of the fact that the tablets would be […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook (almost) transformed into an Android tablet

Research in Motion recently released a public beta build of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 which, among other things, allows the tablet to run Google Android apps. This doesn’t exactly turn the PlayBook into an Android tablet — it’s still running RIM’s QNX-based software. You can’t just fire up the Android Market to download apps either. […]

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BlueStacks lets (some) Android apps run on a Windows PC

BlueStacks is a utility that allows you to run Google Android apps on a Windows computer. The developers have been showing demonstrations of BlueStacks for months, but now anyone can download and test an alpha version of the BlueStacks App Player. The software comes preloaded with 10 apps including the Pulse news reader, Bloomberg app, […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook will be able to run Android apps

Surprising no one, Research in Motion has announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be able to run Google Android apps as well as native apps written for the tablet’s QNX-based operating system. The tablet will also be able to run BlackBerry Java apps. The PlayBook will support what RIM calls “app players,” allowing Java and […]