All About Android 7
Guest: Darren Kitchen
Topic: The plight of tethering apps, How to Root, Apps for Root, and more.
Recorded: May 9, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011
All About Android 7: Rooting For A Change
- Google plays ball with carriers to kill tethering apps, violates spirit of the ‘open access’ it bid $4.6B to protect
- Tethering apps 'blocked' in Android Market
- Google is cracking down on tethering apps in the Android Market by removing them entirely, in an attempt to pacify carrier requests to do so. Apps like Wireless Tether for root users, and PDAnet for non-rooted phones can still be found through other markets as well as the developer's sites, among other places. Mark that down as one reason why the existence of multiple app stores might just be a good thing. AT&T charges $25 per month for a 2-GB per month data plan. For $45 per month, you get a 4-GB plan that also allows tethering. Verizon charges the same fee--an extra $20 per month for an additional 2 GB of data.
- Recent releases since our last show:
- Nexus S 4G on sale today: $200 at Sprint, $150 at Best Buy
- three-tenths of a millimeter thicker, sports a WiMAX radio, 4-inch curved Super AMOLED screen, 1GHz Hummingbird chip and NFC capabilities, plus Google Talk video chat
- Samsung's Infuse 4G coming to AT&T May 15th for $200
- The Infuse 4G features a 4.5-inch super AMOLED display with 480-by-800 resolution, a single-core ARM 1.2GHz processor, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, microUSB, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 720p video capture, and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
- The device runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) including Adobe Flash 10.1. Samsung claims the Infuse 4G's battery has eight hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time.
- 0.35 inches at its thinnest
- 4G capable
- 8.9-inch HD Multi-touch Screen
- 3D and HD Video Capture/Playback, 8.9’’ HD touch screen, dual-core 1 GHz processor, 32 GB built-in memory
- Android To Surpass Apple’s App Store In Size By August 2011: Report (Exclusive)
- App store analytics company Distimo has released a forecast that finds Android potentially surpassing the number of apps in Apple's App Store by the end of July 2011. Another research firm, research2guidance, backs up these findings by setting an August 2011 date. I suppose one big question is: Is this good for developers? On one hand, the app store gains a ton of traction, on the other, the apps are potentially buried beneath the sheer volume of apps entering the marketplace.
- Basic steps of rooting any phone
- Rooting the Nexus S
- The ALWAYS up-to-date Guide to Rooting Any Android Phone
- Last Week Poll
- This week's face-off: Root Apps!
- Jason - Set CPU for Root Users
- Darren - Wireless Tether
- Eileen - Droid Odyssey
- This Week's Poll
- New Apps: HBO Go, Google Docs, Goodreads, Google I/O. new Google Goggles
- Google talk video
- NFC check-ins at Google I/O
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- Edited by: jason
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