Android Atlas Weekly 47: An Android phone for the fairer sex (Podcast)

The 404 co-host and known iPhone user Wilson Tang joins us this week and gives us Android guys a fresh perspective on this week's Android news. Speaking of the news, getting around your carrier's tethering restrictions just got a bit harder with carriers blocking tethering apps in the Android Market; Amazon and Barnes & Noble prepare to go head-to-head in the next round of the tablet/e-reader war; and we get news of a whole slew of upcoming Android phones, including a massive 4.5-inch model and the first Android phone targeted specifically at women. All of that, plus the answers to your emails, on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse.

The 404 co-host and known iPhone user Wilson Tang joins us this week and gives us Android guys a fresh perspective on this week's Android news. Speaking of the news, getting around your carrier's tethering restrictions just got a bit harder with carriers blocking tethering apps in the Android Market; Amazon and Barnes & Noble prepare to go head-to-head in the next round of the tablet/e-reader war; and we get news of a whole slew of upcoming Android phones, including a massive 4.5-inch model and the first Android phone targeted specifically at women. All of that, plus the answers to your emails, on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse.

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EPISODE 47

News

Tethering apps ‘blocked’ in Android Market
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20059461-266.html?tag=mncol;title

New PdaNet 3 masks tethering from carriers
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20059509-12.html?tag=mncol;title

Google Voice officially integrates with Sprint phones
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20059374-85.html

Sprint readying low-cost 4G Android smartphone?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20059376-251.html?tag=mncol;title

Amazon tablet to hit market later this year?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20059269-93.html

New Nook coming soon; most likely e-ink model
http://news.cnet.com/new-nook-coming-soon-most-likely-e-ink-model/8301-17938_105-20059970-1.html

Verizon to update HTC Thunderbolt
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20058918-251.html
http://www.droid-life.com/2011/05/04/htc-thunderbolt-update-delayed/

Release dates surface for Moto Droid X2; Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20059924-85.html?tag=mncol;txt

Verizon readying Moto Droid 3 and Droid X2
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20058908-251.html?tag=mncol;txt

Samsung Infuse 4G gets release date, price from AT&T
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20059853-251.html

HTC Bliss to be the first Android phone targeted specifically at women?
http://androidandme.com/2011/05/carriers/verizon/htc-bliss-to-be-the-first-android-phone-targeted-specifically-at-women/

RIM Gives More Details of Android Apps on PlayBook
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384830,00.asp

Next Android version will be codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich
http://androidandme.com/2011/05/news/next-android-version-will-be-codenamed-ice-cream-sandwich/

BlueStacks marries Android to Windows
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20058688-12.html

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hello guys,

I would like to root my HTC Thunderbolt and was hoping you could point me in the right direction for a beginner. I used to jailbreak my iphone but I’m sure this is totally different now that I’m on android and I have no idea how to get started! Thanks Antuan

Sheketa

Thunderbolt Root:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=996616

One Click Root for TB:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1009969

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Hi android atlas I’m in the market for a 7in tablet since at the moment I don’t need a 10in I have considered the wifi only galaxy tab, htc flyer, or the nook color. Is it worth dealing with HTC(non)sense for a tablet with a stable gingerbread os vs froyo or an unstable root – Ben

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Hi Guys,

My Wife and I both have 15.00 a month plans low uses it works out find both have over 200 minuets banked and just put 15 on every month.

So question can you use an android like a small tablet, wifi, Google mail, apps. My sons both have an Archos 4.3′s and I would like that type of use and make calls.

Would buy on Ebay used.

Thanks,

Bria

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