November 23, 2014

AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp Feb 28 - March 4

It’s that time again! Time for the AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp. Let’s jump right into the news we covered last week, shall we? First off, devices that got our attention:

  • We got a look at the HTC Flyer tablet in a hands-on video
  • We got word from Samsung about an 8.9-inch Android tablet debuting at CTIA
  • The G1 (yes, that old dinosaur collecting dust) got a Honeycomb port
  • The XPeria Play was named the official mobile handset of Mobile League Gaming
  • The Incredible 2 popped up in Verizon’s system
  • The Samsung Galaxy S got an official Gingerbread ROM
  • The Moto Xoom blew past the competition in a Quadrant score
  • Sony claimed that a “Smarter Walkman Phone is Coming”
  • A Google Stereo?
  • Finally, the Thunderbolt delays were rumored to be due to battery issues

We got an idea of why PhoneFusion was pulled from the Market, as well as some statistics from ShopSavvy, and B&N updated their Nook for Android app. In other news, Google finally got a Honeycomb lawn ornament, a rep from Motorola said that all of their future high performance smartphones will have the same docking capability as the Atrix 4G, the Amazon App store for Android got some buzz, and Nom! Foodspotting (Lite) was released to the Market. Loopt announced some new features, Yellow Pages 3.0 hit the Market, Google Body was released for Honeycomb devices, PayPal issued a $50,000 developer challenge, and Angry Birds topped 30 million downloads.

Closing out the week, Google Maps was updated to v5.2, we got an interesting look at “The State of Android” in a nice little video, and of course, Google pulled that terrible malware from the market.