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Google issues Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK to developers

Google released its Android 4.2 SDK, which it first unveiled late last month. Developers can leverage new engagement features like interactive widgets placed directly on Android device lock screens, simplifying access to the user's favorite applications and content.

Google acquires app publisher LabPixies for $25 million

Google announced an agreement to acquire web and mobile applications publisher LabPixies--financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but various reports peg the purchase price at $25 million.

Novatel positioning MiFi device as apps platform

LAS VEGAS--As part of a quest to establish its MiFi Intelligent Hotspot as a device-agnostic application platform, Novatel is working on a plan to help developers commercialize apps for the device.

Opera Widgets extend to feature phones

Mobile web solutions provider Opera Software announced its Opera Widgets platform is now available for virtually all mobile handsets, including mass-market devices. Opera Widgets enable operators and

Keynote sparks debate on carriers' role in the world of apps

BARCELONA, Spain--The role of a wireless carrier in an app store world became a divisive issue during this morning's keynote session here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. On one side of the

Handset makers pledge support for JIL widget effort

Handset makers LG Electronics, Research In Motion, Samsung Electronics and Sharp Corporation have agreed to support the Joint Innovation Lab initiative's widget specification in future mobile

Orange debuts Social Life aggregator service

European mobile operator Orange announced the launch of Social Life, a new social networking service that aggregates users' Facebook, MySpace and Bebo accounts in one central place. According to

Qualcomm to power America Movil widget services

Wireless technologies provider Qualcomm announced an agreement to deploy its Plaza Mobile Internet widget platform across all of Latin American wireless operator América Móvil's 18

Ribbit voice features to be added to online ad campaigns

BT-owned Ribbit has announced a deal with online marketer Sprout to integrate voice functionality into Sprout's advertising campaigns. The partnership will leverage Ribbit's embeddable voice

Seybold's take: Smart devices, smarter software and applications

As you probably know by now, I am not a fan of browsers on wireless devices. Yes, the iPhone is better than most for browsing, but the process still leaves a lot to be desired. I favor software