Android Atlas Weekly 46: Desire and the Cute Girl Index

Nielsen thinks that Android phones are finally more desirable than iPhones, but Antuan could have told you that based on less than scientific observations. Justin shows us a phone that he does not desire, the HTC Droid Incredible 2. The unlikely Barnes & Noble Nook Color is rapidly becoming the most desirable Android tablet thanks to a new firmware update. Meanwhile, Motorola plans to give hardcore users what they truly desire, quad-core processors and more hacker friendly Android phones. All of that plus more news and the answers to your emailed questions on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.

Nielsen thinks that Android phones are finally more desirable than iPhones, but Antuan could have told you that based on less than scientific observations. Justin shows us a phone that he does not desire, the HTC Droid Incredible 2. The unlikely Barnes & Noble Nook Color is rapidly becoming the most desirable Android tablet thanks to a new firmware update. Meanwhile, Motorola plans to give hardcore users what they truly desire, quad-core processors and more hacker friendly Android phones. All of that plus more news and the answers to your emailed questions on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.

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EPISODE 46

News

Nook Color gets Flash support, curated app store
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056488-1.html

Sony unveils two Android 3.0 tablets
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20057321-64.html

Study: Google to take Apple’s app crown by July
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20058080-248.html

Nielsen: Desire for iPhone slips as Android gains
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20057445-17.html

Sprint announces Nexus S 4G for May 8 http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20057448-251.html

HTC Droid Incredible 2 to launch Thursday
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20057416-17.html

Rumor: Motorola prepping a pair of quad-core smartphones for early 2012
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20057155-251.html

Motorola Plans More Hacker-Friendly Phones
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/motorola-bootloader/

Cobra Tag finds your lost keys, phone, other junk
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20057309-48.html

Collaborate on the go with Google Docs for Android
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20057939-251.html

Video Chat on Your Android Phone
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-chat-on-your-android-phone.html

T-Mobile G2x takes screenshots like the iPhone
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20057144-251.html

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

hey guys, last week you asked for someone to do a flowchart of who is
suing whom in the mobile world. a bunch of flowchart exists. you can
see them here

http://flowingdata.com/2010/10/11/mobile-patent-lawsuits/

Courtney

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So I just recently bought an EVO 4G and I love it, especially since I live near a city with 4G coverage. Problem is I don’t live in the city so I’m constantly turning on and off my 4G and if I forget to turn it off when I leave (which happens frequently) the antenna stays on and drains my battery. So my question is, is there an app that will automatically toggle my 4G when I leave or enter into a 4G area?

I’d love it if you could respond to this by e-mail since I don’t get to watch the podcast that often (I’m very busy) but it would be sweet if it came up. :)

Thanks you and thanks for being so helpful.

Jack

http://www.appbrain.com/app/locale-wimax-4g-plug-in/com.acbpocketsoft.localewimax

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Hey guys,

I’m a faithful listener, but first time writer. I’m going to be getting a new Android device soon, which will probably be the HTC Thunderbolt. My DInc has quite a few Apps with differing levels of progression on games, like Angry Birds, that I do not want to redo.

Is there a way to transfer these to a new Android device with an App, like Titanium Backup for instance, or am I just at a loss because of the difference in the locked Bloatware? BTW, both are either rooted, or will be soon.

Thanks,

Andrew

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Hey guys,

Had a question about the stock Google Car Home/Google Maps Navigation. I have read that the app now picks the fastest route based on downloaded traffic information.

Recently I was driving from downtown Chicago to the airport and the app picked the Interstate, which is the normal route, and said the drive time was 1 hour and 50 minutes (normally its about an hour, but there was an accident and the road was down to one lane). I went to the setting and checked “”Avoid Highways”" and the app found a new route using the side streets and a drive time of 1 hour 10 minutes. Shouldn’t the app have picked the side streets route first due to the drive time? Seems like the app will always select Highways and Interstates first no matter the drive time. Glad I figured that out before sitting so long.

Thanks for the help guys,

Jared

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