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Best Android Apps of the Week: Androidify 2.0, Rdio, Twitter, and More

Because it's Monday we are back with a new edition of our Best Android Apps of the Week column. As usual, we've had a look through the Play Store releases that saw the light of day in a week's time so you won't have to do it.

[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Android Beam Now Allows You To Share Any File With A Tap

Among the many features Google talked about when the Android L preview rolled out was an improved version of Android Beam, and it's here in the new Android 5.0 dev preview. NFC sharing has existed since Android 4.0 in some form or another, but now it's finally something you can use without second-guessing yourself.

Mindinventory: Things to Consider before Jumping Into App Developments for Kids

Posted by mindinventory on 22 Oct 2014 in the Advice section of User Persona for General Category Apps There are plenty of app categories existing into the mobile marketplaces and Google Play in particular is full of such amazing apps for Android users.

What's New in Android 5.0 Lollipop | Android Developers Blog

Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update of Android to date, introducing an all new visual style, improved performance, and much more. Android 5.0 Lollipop also extends across screens big and small, including phones, tablets, wearables, TVs and cars, to give your users access to information when they need it most.

PTR Android Blog

I originally wrote this post for the good folks over at While Android Wear provides a lot of great features, such as notifications, out of the box, its real potential lies in the ability to create native apps that communicate with a paired smartphone.

I Want to Write Android Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker, I have some background in coding, but I've never touched Android development before. I'd like to get started, but I'm not entirely sure what I need. I don't need to "learn to code" per se, but I could use some guidance on where to start with Android.