AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp Jan 10-15
It’s that time again! The AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp is back after a short absence. So, let’s get to last week’s news! There were quite a few devices that made the headlines last week, and they include:
- The Samsung Forte, which was leaked and rumored to be headed to MetroPCS as an LTE device
- A T-Mobile Comet successor, outed by the FCC
- The ever-so-popular Motorola Atrix 4G, which could be launching on March 1st with a $200 price tag, according to a leaked document
- The Samsung Galaxy Mini leaked with some specs
- The LG Axis, an Alltel version of the Ally, was released
- The Samsung S5830 was leaked, and possible headed to MWC in Barcelona next month
- The Sprint Galaxy Tab got trimmed down to $299 with a contract
- The Acer Liquid Mini passed the FCC with AT&T bands
- Some Galaxy S2 specs leaked
- Sony Ericsson talked about the Experia Arc and those Android 2.4 rumors
- The Samsung Fascinate got a minor software update
- We got some more leaked photos of the X10 Mini Pro successor
- The Samsung SCH-R910 leaked, and it could be the first LTE device for MetroPCS
- The MyTouch 3G 1.2 and MyTouch 3G Fender LE both got Froyo, leaving the MyTouch 3G Slide in the dust
- Sprint dropped the Motorola i886, a ruggedized Android device with a slide out QWERTY keyboard
- And finally, the device that got the most (negative) attention, the Samsung Vibrant Plus
I’ll get more into the Vibrant Plus fiasco in a moment, but first, app news! Swype released a statement regarding distribution of Swype apks and such, Google Goggles solved a Sodoku puzzle, Trend Micro released a security app for Android, the LogMeIn Ignition app was tweaked for tablet use, a Playstation app hit select markets, and WikiTude won an award for best augmented reality browser. Digital Chocolate launched a few Android games on GetJar, the YouMail app got an update, and both Thrillist and VEVO apps hit the Market. Winding down the app news is Google Translate, ABBYY’s Business Card Reader app, the YouTube app, TeleNav’s GPS Navigator, TurboTax SnapTax, and TweetCaster. Something else that caught our attention was DavinciDevelopers, who stole beta apps and published them on the Market as their own. Shame, shame, shame.
Now, if you want to know more about the Vibrant Plus catastrophe, you can check out our own Ray Walters’s (try saying that five times fast) opinion piece, as well as the rumored lawsuit, and his Rayge Against the Machine segment on AGTN. Well, that’s about all the news we have time for this week, so join us next week for more Android news and rumors!
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