Android Atlas Weekly 20: 5 Reasons Android is better than iPhone (podcast)

A look at Android 3.0, a dual-core phone and the top 5 reasons Android is better than the iPhone, on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly join Justin Eckhouse along side guest host, CNET Associate Editor, Antuan Goodwin.

A look at Android 3.0, a dual-core phone and the top 5 reasons Android is better than the iPhone, on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly join Justin Eckhouse along side guest host, CNET Associate Editor, Antuan Goodwin.

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EPISODE 20

News Stories

What Will Android 3.0 Look Like?
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207699/what_will_android_30_look_like.html?tk=hp_new

Q&A: Google’s Andy Rubin Talks Android
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370464,00.asp

As promised, Adobe’s AIR hits Android
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20019062-248.html

Opera aims for Android, hardware acceleration
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019574-264.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=AndroidAtlas&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Analyst says Android tablets will overtake iPads; Microsoft won’t be a factor
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17157/analyst_says_android_tablets_will_overtake_ipads_microsoft_wont_be_a_factor

Verizon to Pre-load Kindle App on Android Phones
http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2010/10/who-you-calling-crapware-verizon-preloads-kindle-on-android.php

Preliminary Droid 2 Global specs indicate 1.2GHz processor
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20019095-251.html

Galaxy Tab price, launch rumors start swirling
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20019224-251.html

Pioneer’s prototype HUD mixes lasers, Android
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20019219-48.html

Terminator Phone
http://androidandme.com/2010/10/phones/ill-be-back-this-is-my-last-terminator-post-for-awhile/

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Top 5 Reasons Android is better than iPhone
Real Multi-tasking
Flash
More hardware choices
More Carrier choices
Open Rooting, Marketplace, install apps from anywhere

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Notable App releases

New Lego app lets Androids control robots
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20019276-1.html

Tango
http://www.appbrain.com/app/tango-video-calls/com.sgiggle.production

mwine
http://www.appbrain.com/app/mwine/air.mwine

TweetDeck
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370706,00.asp

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E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

I had been using HTC Peep for my tweeting and Facebook and FourSquare’s native apps for my respective updating as no other unifying apps had really spoken to me (I guess some people use/like Seesmic), but now, finally, there seems to be a great all-in-one social networking solution for the Android platform.

It’s funny, though, I never really liked TweetDeck on my PC because it was too busy, but due to the screen size limitations of a smartphone, the Android app seems much cleaner and runs super-fast on my Evo. The widgets are nice and small and very handy as well. I do wonder, however, how much background resources/bandwidth it’s really using (though I haven’t noticed a big battery drain after setting updates to manual).

I particularly like the in-line pictures and the personal feed that puts all the stuff relevant to you in one column.

So, so far, loving it.

I’m curious as to your thoughts? What do you guys use now, and do you think you might switch?

Thanks. Loving the show!
-Dr. Karl

PS1: Also wondering about your thoughts on Adobe Air (I guess you can’t just download PC Air Apps? But shouldn't you be able to because Air is a platform, right?)

PS2: Speaking of Air (as a possible platform), plz plz plz, can we have a CNET TV Video App? That would be so awesome!
- Karl

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