July 26, 2014

AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp March 7 - March 11

Yeah, it’s that time of the week again: time for the AG Weekly RoundUp, where I cover all the news that we reported on last week. So, let’s get to it! First off, devices:

  • The Nook Color got a mod that enables phone calls
  • We got a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, which might not be as thin as we originally thought. Sammy also released a teaser image of the device on their Facebook page
  • Motorola released an OTA for the Xoom, which preps the device for Adobe Flash 10.2
  • The Nexus S dropped to $99 w/ a new 2-year Tmobile contract at Best Buy, and we got word that the NS will be headed to all Canadian carriers
  • An HTC Inspire 4G ad popped up on Youtube
  • Our own Sam Herren gave an in-depth review of the Moto Xoom tablet
  • A tablet that dual boots Windows 7 and.. Android 1.6?
  • We got a glimpse of the Samsung Stealth
  • Samsung announced the Galaxy Pro, a BB-style device.
  • Another Samsung device hit the FCC, but we suspect it’s the aforementioned Galaxy Pro.
  • We learned that a trademark was filed for “HTC Evo View 4G”, possible an HTC tablet headed in Sprint’s direction
  • Motorola claims that they’ll try to upgrade all Xooms to LTE, whether they’re rooted or not
  • We also learned that the LG Optimus 2X may be coming to Tmobile as the G2x
  • Finally, the Droid X2 reportedly passed through the FCC

In other news, CitiBank rolled out an Android app, as well as Cars.com and Monster.com. Gowalla 3.0 was released into the Android Market, Rovio teased a St. Patrick’s Day update for Angry Birds Seasons, and CyanogenMod v7.0.0-RC2 became available for several devices. I did a review of Automated Away Text, our very own Phil Esposito reviewed Wave Launcher, and Freedly for Android opened up for beta testers.

Moving right along, PhoneFusion Visual Voicemail made it back into the Market, WinAmp for Android passed to version 1.0, and HandyGames released CyberLords-Arcology. Rounding up the week (see what I did there?), the Swype Beta keyboard got an update, Immersion released a haptic feedback SDK for Android, the official StubHub Android app was released into the Android Market, and AG’s own Scott Webster presented 9 Android apps for blogging on your Android smartphone.

Finally, I’d like to point out the comments made by an analyst, who said that Honeycomb has “little chance of mass adoption”. What are your thoughts on this? Sound off in the comments below!

Well, that’s about all the news we have time for this week. Join me next Monday as I recap all the news reported by our awesome AndroidGuys team!