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Google aims to train 2 million app developers in India

India’s large number of software developers has top smartphone like Google and Apple trying to coax them to work on their operating systems.

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Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Manufacturers can choose between two patch levels, one dedicated to device-specific fixes

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Android's new Awareness APIs can give apps amazing context-aware powers

App developers can perform functions and send alerts based on the state of your phone, its location, the weather, and more

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Pepperoni spices up iOS and Android app dev

Mobile framework uses blueprints to help developers acclimate to React Native JavaScript library

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Google wins retrial over its use of Java in Android

The jury found Google's use of Java was 'fair use,' turning down Oracle's claims of illegal infringement

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Google debuts faster, smarter Android Studio IDE

Android Studio 2.2 focuses on speed, smarts, and platform support

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Gradle embraces Kotlin for Android app dev

Developers can automate builds using the new JVM language

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7 deadly career mistakes developers make

Failure may lead to success, but unthinking complacency is a certain dev career killer

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

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Meteor’s Apollo unites client apps and back-end databases

The technical preview works with JavaScript, but native iOS and Android backing is in the works as well

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10 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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Facebook open-sources Android byte code optimizer

Facebook's ReDex tool for paring down Android apps could form the basis for other optimizers as well

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

4 no-bull reasons why Swift on Android won't come swiftly

Making Swift a viable option on Android would be an arduous task. Here are the reasons why Google will remain ensconced on Java

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Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends -- and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the Web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

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LambdaNative brings functional programming to IoT

The development environment's founders look to expand LambdaNative to the Internet of things

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Android open source move could boost Java and aid in legal battles with Oracle

Google's upcoming 'Android N' mobile operating system will leverage OpenJDK APIs

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets

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