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iOS has a bigger dev army than Android, but will cross-platform apps rule the day?

We oftentimes hear raw numbers of apps bandied about in mobile OS comparisons, but we rarely get any idea of just how many developers are behind the scenes working for each platform. This is the void of knowledge filled by AppStore HQ today, who have gone to their dev directory -- claimed to be a complete listing of all 55,000+ coders whose work is currently available for consumption in the Apple App Store or Android Market -- and stacked...

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LG confirms Android tablet for Q4 2010 launch, Froyo for Optimus Z

Now this is jolly good news. LG, which already has a Windows 7 tablet in the works, is gearing up to service those with a hankering for some Android in their slate computers as well. Clearly unwilling to fall behind its fierce rival Samsung, LG has just announced that it'll bringing out its own Google-centric tablet before the end of 2010. Indications are that...

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Nokia: the fight begins now, Symbian^4 N-Series device later

Nokia's newly appointed Mobile Solutions chief, Anssi Vanjoki, has penned an impassioned post over at Nokia Conversations today where he sets out his perspective on the company's current position and future challenges. Describing the Finnish phone maker as "a challenger now," rather than an incumbent, Vanjoki wants to introduce a "laser focus on quality," with his two central aims being to reclaim Nokia's reputation for high-end devices and to re-energize a flagging fan base. He specifically namedrops Ricky Cadden -- who yesterday shut down Symbian-Guru because he'd lost...

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Mozilla releases Firefox 1.1 for Nokia N900

The latest update to the Nokia N900 version of Firefox for...

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First Look at MeeGo for Handsets

Earlier this week we provided a peek into the MeeGo for tablets pre-alpha demo. Hot on its heels, we have a release and video for MeeGo for handsets.

MeeGo for handsets is pre-alpha, and the first open mobile project to release code this early with an invite for developer participation. The only way to get a look at the code for the iPhone this early is hang out at the right bar in Redwood City. With MeeGo you can save on gas, have a beer at home, and grab the code right away.

For more on MeeGo, check out the MeeGo Web site and check out the developer preview for handsets. It's early, so be ready for bugs, but it's never too early to join in development.

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