April 20, 2014

AndroidGuys Weekly Roundup Dec. 6-Dec. 11

It’s time for the Android Guys Weekly Roundup! Last week was pretty big in the world of Android. This was due in part to the announcement of Gingerbread, but we’ll get to that in a bit. First, it’s customary to start off with the devices that made the news last week. Such devices include:

Let’s move on to apps. A lot of apps made the news last week, so I’m going to do my best to cover them all. Starting off with an Android Guys exclusive, BioLock is said to be bringing biometric authentication to Android. Next, MessageEase 2.0 went global, Ekahu released a pretty pricey network troubleshooting app, Rovio announced in-game purchases, available next year, 2 classic Dr. Seuss books hit the Market, and Seesmic’s Android app got a UI upgrade. Other apps include a 7-Eleven Slurpee app, a Fring update, Kelley Blue Book app, Mafia Wars for Android, and the Sirius XM Radio app added Howard Stern to its channels.

Now, on to what everyone was talking about last week: Gingerbread. As mentioned above, the Nexus S was unveiled along with Gingerbread on Monday, and Google didn’t disappoint. You can check out Gingerbread features here and here. Along with 2.3, several Google Apps got updates, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and even the Android Keyboard.

Well, that’s about it for the week. That’s your Android Guys Weekly Roundup. Thanks for reading, and feel free to let us know what you think about Gingerbread, the LG Star, or anything mentioned above. We look forward to reading your comments!

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