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Android developer anecdotally claims AdMob brings home the bacon

In February 2009, Arron La's $0.99 Advanced Task Manager was one of the first paid apps on Android, allowing T-Mobile G1 users to do what was then a novel thing -- close applications. (We immediately bought a copy.) Today, the app is all but obsolete, its functionality baked right into Android's core, but Arron's still making thousands of dollars a month. Why do we bring this...

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Motorola Milestone to get Android 2.2 in Europe and Korea in Q4, Dext 2.1 upgrade looking bleak

Until now, Milestone owners could do nothing but to envy Droid users rocking the Froyo upgrade; however, according to Motorola's recently published timeline, the former device is now slated for the same dessert party in Europe and Korea in Q4 -- potentially a few weeks later than its American cousin. Meanwhile, said upgrade is "under evaluation" for Canada, Latin America, Mexico and Asia-Pacific sans Korea. But here's the real heartbreaking news from the same chart: unlike their American counterparts, the Dext and Backflip will not be getting an Eclair update in Europe, Latin American and Mexico, while Canada and Asia-Pacific still have a glimpse of hope.

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Droid X upgrade to Android 2.2 leaks out

What we're looking at here is allegedly the leaked over-the-air update to Froyo that Verizon plans on deploying to Droid X customers in the next few weeks, which means two critical things for customers: it should generally be faster all the way around, and -- of course -- you've got support for Flash, which...

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Trillian Beta Released for Android, Is Already the Best IM Client Out There [Downloads]

Android: The desktop version of Trillian Astra won (however fudgingly) our Hive Five for best desktop IM client, and now you can get the same polished, account-syncing, tabbed-messaging IM client on your Android phone.

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Linux Users Receive Some Love from Google [Linux]

From today, Ubuntu and other Debian flavors of Linux can audio and video-chat using Gmail's webmail, iGoogle and Orkut chat.

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