Then there’s the truth

I’ve been through numerous debates on Android malware. The truth never fit the narrative spit out by, of all people, virus companies. Then today…the truth:  Based on the data from tracking over one and a half billion app installs Google obtained convincing...

Android vs iOS: Product dev

I ran across this post by Audiobox through +Matias Duarte and enjoyed these nuggets: For reference, Google’s developer instructions for how to set up beta testing are ~350 words. Apple’s? 2800. That’s critical. Google’s alpha/beta updates from May rocked...

Facebook goes all in on Play Beta Testing

  Beginning today, the Android beta program will give users who opt-in access to the latest versions of Facebook for Android before the general release. Our goals with this program are to expand our pool of testers and gain feedback across a more diverse set of...
Google Play Developer Console – Alpha Testing

Google Play Developer Console – Alpha Testing

I was impressed by the Google Play Developer Console announcements surrounding alpha/beta testing. At work and on other personal/contracting projects I use TestFlight. They just added Android support but with the latest updates to the Developer Console…I’m...

3.7M

Andy Rubin on Google+: UPDATE: There were 3.7M Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25. Congrats team-android! Wow. Just…wow.
Google, FIX THIS!!

Google, FIX THIS!!

What is “this”? Here is what I said on March 4, 2011 in my Where Android blows itself away, for me post: Why are manufacturers not releasing their updates within days or weeks of Google releasing their bits? Google: if you’re holding up manufacturers,...

700,000+ per day

Andy Rubin on G+: There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day. Awesome news but who’s winning? Short answer: the device/OS that works best for...

HTC, I want a divorce!

[fair warning, this is a rant] Since Summer 2010 I have been rocking an HTC Evo after leaving my iPhone 4 upgrade with AT&T. I went with the Evo 4G and loved it, even bought my brother, wife, and employee one. Sense is an excellent “overlay” for...

Google Answers: Market Purchase Pin

I recently wrote about Android needing parental controls [specifically for purchases] and Google has answered with pin locking for purchases. Not that they did it because of my post but the things I’ve been blogging about [namely my desires for better...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1…Welcome Home

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1…Welcome Home

For “work purposes” I needed a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [did I ever tell you how much I love my job?] so today I finally took the plunge [HP TouchPad is next, maybe]. I absolutely love Honeycomb and the Tab reinforces that love in many ways. It isn’t...

Android: Curated App Publishing Proposal

This isn’t an official proposal or anything of structured substance. It is more about a few thoughts on how Google can lock down the Wild West Android Market to better serve its constituents. I’ll just bullet point a few ideas. I’d love to hear more...

Where Android blows itself away, for me.

This is a follow-up to my Why Android blows away the iOS, for me. post. It covered my basic loves for the things I first saw in Android and loved! All of those points are still valid and honestly I still think Android beats iOS, IMO. (Don’t worry iOS fanboys...