All About Android 22
Topic: HP Touchpad becomes Android darling, WIMM Labs wearable computing, cloud storage apps, and more.
Recorded: August 22, 2011
Published: August 22, 2011
All About Android 22: Take It To The Cloud
- Android dominates iOS in 2nd quarter, study finds
- NUMBERS! US Smartphone numbers from research firm NPD finds Android was running on 52 percent of all the smartphones last quarter, iOS is at 29 percent market share and BlackBerry OS came in third in with 11 percent share, NPD said.
- Cyanogen gets a job with Samsung
- Vows to stick with Cyanogenmod
- Almost immediately after we wrapped last week's show, news spread of Steve Kondik, also known as Cyanogen and head of the Cyanogenmod team, securing a position with Samsung working, as he puts it, "on making Android more awesome." This of course led the many fans of Cyanogenmod ROMs to question the future of the team. Have no fear. A blog post on the team's site confirms that they are still working hard on revisions to the ROMs. In other words, it ain't going nowhere.
- Report: Google's Rubin Split Android Bonus With Team
- That resulted in paydays between $10,000 and $50,000 for Googlers across the team, the Journal said. Rubin's appreciation for these Googlers didn't stop there. The Android chief reportedly throws two parties a year for employees at his Mountain View home.
- Can the HP Touchpad become the best $99 Android tablet?
- The HP Touchpad became a hot ticket item with HP slashing the price to $100 all over the net as well as brick and mortar stores. Android geeks everywhere are buying the device that topped Amazon's US sales chart over the weekend, in the hopes that a Gingerbread Android port will be attained on the device. This would make that $100 a ridiculous deal for the hardware it packs.
- Touchdroid team working on Gingerbread, expected to skip Honeycomb for Ice Cream Sandwich
- 9.7 inch LED multi-touch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and Beats audio.
- And the winner of the $1,500 bounty for Android on the TouchPad is ... Qualcomm?
- Samsung Nexus Prime serving up Ice Cream Sandwich in October?
- Samsung Nexus Prime Seen Roaming The Halls Of Verizon?
- A report by Korea's Electronic Times says that the Nexus Prime, expected to be the first phone sporting Ice Cream Sandwich, could see the light of day as early as this October, in an attempt to compete with the as yet unannounced iPhone 4 successor. And some are reporting that the Prime has been spotted in Verizon HQ, leading many to wonder if they will be the ones to release it.
- Samsung promises big announcement on September 1st
- Also curious is Samsung teasing "Something Big" to be revealed at the IFA2011 trade show on September 1. The videos don't show much, but speculation centers around an updated 7inch tablet with Honeycomb, and possible a new phone. COULD it be a Nexus reveal?
- Two Mentions: Acer A500/HTC Sensation
- I've got the HTC Sensation and will review next week
- Will Deasy - came by the TWiT Brickhouse to watch TWIT yesterday and showed me his Acer Iconia A500 - a little heavy, but fast!
Hey AAA team, I've had my first Android phone -- the LG G2x on T-Mobile -- since May, and I really like it (other than the random reboots). But now I want to move from 2.2 to at least 2.3, and I don't think T-Mo is going to push an official update any time soon, so I want to install an aftermarket ROM.
I've already rooted using SuperOneClick and am backing up with Titanium Backup, but now I've read some things that are making me all angsty about taking the next step. Namely, this mention on the CM7 Nightly page about how Tegra2 devices needs to have ROM Manager / ClockworkMod installed differently or it could be unrecoverable if something goes wrong:
It is strongly recommended that you flash clockwork recovery via NVFlash. If for some reason this or a future nightly build causes your phone to not boot up, you will not be able to boot into recovery unless you have it flashed via NVFlash.
To clear up some confusion, if you flashed your recovery via ROM Manager, you didn't actually flash a recovery. It is what we call a fakeflash, you should still probably flash with NVFlash. (link)
Not that I plan on using the nightly builds, but I really don't want my phone to get bricked if I mess something up!
Anyway, just wondering if you all have any insight on that matter and if you've heard of any ROMs to try or to avoid on this phone.
Thanks, and I really enjoy the show!
Fort Collins, CO
- Android Devs Can Now Start Optimizing Their Apps For Google TV
- With the upcoming OS update to Honeycomb, Google TV devices will be Android compatible. That means developers can build great new Android apps for TV, optimize existing mobile or tablet apps for TV, and distribute those apps through Android Market....While the add-on does not contain all features of Google TV, it enables developers to emulate Google TV and build apps using standard Android SDK tools.
- note: apps which require touchscreen will not appear.
Last Week's Poll This week's face-off: CLOUD STORAGE
- Jason - Dropbox (Poll Winner)
- Eileen - Sugarsync
- Comparison: of services from SugarSync
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- Edited by: Jason
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