Google releases an expanded voice control app for Froyo, A PSP/Android hybrid gaming device, and the first Android Trojan (if you live in Russia). Plus Justin reviews SwiftKey, and we cover all of the Voice commands achievable with the new Google app.
Ep. 11: Android and a PSP sitting in a tree
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- Google unveils Android apps for voice, desktop sync
- Droid 2 launches Thursday with Froyo, Flash
- Froyo update hits Motorola Droid
- First Trojan for Android Phones Goes Wild
- Examining the Android Trojan
- Google pulls 'Easy Root' from Android Market. Have they turned evil?
- Easy Root is available from the developer's website
- Lots of Android on Verizon's leaked roadmap
- Exclusive: Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone
- Fix coming for Froyo audio issues
- Epic Brings 4G to Samsung Galaxy S Smartphones
App of the week
Notable App releases
- Android's Awesome Gesture Search: Turn Your Phone And Write With Your Finger
- Tweetdeck beta
- Grades app release V2
- Netflix app for Android on the way, but it could be a long wait
Tip of the week
I was watching the last android podcast, you said, you wished there was a way to play games and kill other programs that could slow down game play. The app is called Tasker, write a profile to kill those programs only when you play games. Look for it and try it.
Love the show. I've been able to get a lot more out of my HTC Droid Incredible since I've been listening. I'm almost to the point where I like to point out the shortcomings of the iPhone compared to my Android powered phone.
I had a question that I thought you might be able to answer. With all the talk about apps looking at data and having access to your phone's information, I've started trying to remove apps that were preloaded that I don't use. One of these apps is CityID. Although I admit that being told what City the number that is calling is from was kind of cool, it wasn't worth the 2 dollars a month to me. So, I thought I'd uninstall it since I'm not sure what it's doing now that my free subscription ran out. It obviously keeps launching because after I get a call and run Task Killer, it's listed as a running app. However, it doesn't appear that I have the option to remove it. Am I stuck with this app or is there a way to remove it?
Scott From Dallas, TX