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Web Geek’s Guide to the Android™-Enabled Phone by Prasanna Amirthalingam, Bill Zimmerly, Jerri Ledford

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Chapter 9. Adding Applications to Your Device

One of the biggest attractions of an Android-based phone is the availability of third-party applications for the phone. Third-party vendors can offer more useful applications than manufacturers can. For example, the Google applications that are built into the Android phones are great, but third-party developers can add usefulness to those apps by creating other apps that work with them.

Google was banking on this draw when it started the different developer challenges in the years preceding the release of the first Android phone, the G1. Google understands that people want a device that ...

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