AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp March 20 - 26
It’s time for the AG Weekly Roundup once again! All of our CTIA coverage can be found here. With that being said, devices that didn’t make the floor in Orlando included:
- The Samsung Mesmerize got a Froyo update, finally
- We learned that the B&N Nook Color will be getting Froyo in April, along with a Nook app store
- The HTC Inspire 4G got HSUPA approval from the FCC
- According to the Sony Ericsson Mobile Blog, the Xperia X10 will be getting some Gingerbread love in Q2/Q3
- The Wifi version of the Moto Xoom went on sale yesterday, March 27, at CostCo for $589. The Xoom is also headed to Cellular South
- RIM confirmed that their Blackberry Playbook tablet will indeed be able to run Android apps
- HTC continued their recent policy of locking down devices, as they gave the Incredible S a signed recovery image and boot image
- We got a first video look at the HTC Evo 3D
- Tmobile announced pricing for the LG G-Slate
- Sprint announced the arrival of a Nexus S 4G
- And finally, the ever-popular HTC Thunderbolt was rooted
I’m just going to cut to the chase here and give you the biggest news first. We learned last sunday that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have reached an agreement, AT&T purchasing T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion. This is a very touchy subject, so I’ll leave it at that. Moving on, a beta of an Android VLC Media Player is expected within a few months, Adobe AIR was updated for Honeycomb, Xobni arrived for Gmail, and SpringPad got a nice little update. Some other big news of last week: Amazon finally launched their Android app store, with Angry Birds Rio in tow, Field & Stream came to Android in the form of an app, and GetJar showed that Android is favored over the iPhone for future smartphone development.
In other news, QuickOffice was updated for Honeycomb, Glu Mobile Games were released for the Amazon app store, we told you about Root Tools, and we heard rumors that Motorola may be developing their own OS. Rounding out the week, Google delayed the release of the Honeycomb source code and launched in-app billing for developers to test, and we got a look Andy, with style.
That’s all the news we have time for, so join me next week as i cover all the news reported by our awesome AndroidGuys team!