Android Atlas Weekly 16: Android under attack! (podcast)

Competing app stores, the Samsung Galaxy Tab release date nears, and Google is sued again! Plus we talk about the Audible app, and cover a tip that harkens back to the Windows PC. This week's special guest: Senior Editor of cell phone reviews Kent German!

Competing app stores, the Samsung Galaxy Tab release date nears, and Google is sued again! Plus we talk about the Audible app, and cover a tip that harkens back to the Windows PC. This week's special guest: Senior Editor of cell phone reviews Kent German!

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EPISODE 16

Report: Apple, RIM losing market share to Android
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20016647-94.html

V CAST App Store to compete with official Android Market?
http://androidandme.com/2010/09/carriers/v-cast-app-store-to-compete-with-official-android-market/

Avaya Unveils Android-Based Desktop Video Device
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9186079/Avaya_s_new_portable_isn_t_a_tablet_it_s_a_desktop_video_device_

Skyhook sues Google for business interference and patent infringement
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/16/skyhook-sues-google-for-business-interference-and-patent-infring/

OpenFeint hits Android games this week
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20016453-248.html

HTC debuts Desire phones, Sense service
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20016488-264.html

HTC not content with simply making phones
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20016612-251.html

Android Tablet Watch
Google Android Tablets May Surpass IPad With Wider Availability
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-16/google-android-tablets-to-surpass-apple-ipad-helped-by-wider-availability.html

Google Says Android 2.2 is Not for Tablets, May Block App Market Use
http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Says+Android+22+is+Not+for+Tablets+May+Block+App+Market+Use/article19592.htm

Samsung Galaxy Tab on Amazon UK stuns at £799, quickly cut to £680
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/samsung-galaxy-tab-on-amazon-uk-stuns-at-799-quickly-cut-to-680-50000767/

Samsung to officially launch Galaxy Tab in NYC
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20016699-266.html

Motorola Android tablet for Verizon delayed till early 2011
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/09/16/motorola-android-tablet-2011/

Acer reportedly planning 5-inch Android 3.0 tablet, too
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/14/acer-reportedly-planning-5-inch-android-3-0-tablet-too/

App of the week
Audible
http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.audible.application

Notable App releases
Fruit Ninja Slicing Its Way onto the Android Market Tomorrow
http://phandroid.com/2010/09/14/fruit-ninja-slicing-its-way-onto-the-android-market-tomorrow/

Tip of the week
Shift-Alt-Del on a Droid phone reboots!

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)
On last weeks show (which I enjoy watching on my Roku box) you speculated on how Android phone apps would scale on tablets. I have a Chinese EKEN 300, 8 inch tablet and using my usual route (download apk from Market to my HTC phone => backup apk to SD card =>transfer SD card to PC => copy apk from SD card =>transfer apk to USB thumb drive => use thumb drive to transfer apk to tablet) I was able to install the new C-Net Android App on my tablet and here is a zipped file of full size screen shots from the tablet of the app running. Here are some smaller versions, starting with the home screen where the shortcut lives and ending with a landscape version. Great job, it scales nicely!

 

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