Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp April 11-16

Sorry we haven't had a Weekly RoundUp in awhile, guys. Blame fried hard drives and stupidity on my part. Now, it's time to take a quick look at all that we covered last week! Devices that caught our eye(s):
  • The Toshiba Honeycomb tablet was announced, and is coming to a Best buy near you
  • The Galaxy S 2 is headed to the UK
  • Verizon may be launching a 16GB version of the Moto Xoom
  • We got a closer look at the Sony Ericsson Acro
  • Some Droid Incredible 2 press shots were seen in the wild
  • The Sprint Nexus S 4G became available for preorder
  • Virgin Mobile's Samsung Intercept is getting some Froyo love in the next few weeks
  • We learned that the HTC Evo 4G and Thunderbolt might be getting Gingerbread by the end of Q2
  • Speaking of Gingerbread, the Droid X finally got an official 2.3 OTA
  • LG and AT&T announced the LG Thrive
  • Our own Scott Webster reviewed iGloLED Lights, which can be controlled with an Android device
  • Elonex announced 6 Android tablets available on the cheap in the UK
  • The HTC Flyer went up for preorder in the UK, along with the Samsung Galaxy Pro
  • The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S2 were benchmarked
  • The Samsung Droid Charge was seen in the wild, possibly with LTE capabilities
  • INQ launched the Cloud Touch Facebook handset
  • The Samsung Replenish was announced
  • We heard a rumor that the Rogers' Xperia Arc and Xperia Play may be set for an April 28th release
  • And finally, possibly the biggest news we covered last week, the HTC Sensation, a dual-core, Gingerbread beast was announced for Tmobile and shown off in a promo video.
Now, on to some other miscellaneous news from last week. Livio released a car internet radio app, Esurance Mobile joined the Android app party, some bits and pieces of Honeycomb hit the AOSP repository, and Skype for the HTC Thunderbolt leaked to the internet. AutoDesk announced an AutoCAD app for Android, Andy Rubin was promoted within Google, HTC showed strong Q1 numbers thanks to Android, and Google released new Android tools for Android App Admins.
Finishing up the week, CyanogenMod 7 was recognized on over 100,000 devices in just two days, our own Phil Esposito reviewed Regina Launcher 3D, Sprint enabled carrier billing for the Android Market, and we learned that HTC Sense 3.0 will only run on the latest HTC Sense devices (officially). The Android Market topped 3 billion app downloads, the HTC Sensation ROM was leaked, and we got a chance to sit down with Harold de Kort, the Communications Manager for Sony Ericsson, to ask him a few questions.
Well, that's about all we have time for today, so join me next week as I cover all the latest devices and Android news reported by our awesome AndroidGuys crew!

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