Android Atlas Weekly 33: The show where everyone loves Android (podcast)

The internet is abuzz with rumors that Blackberry's Playbook may run Android apps, hints that Nokia may adopt Android OS; and speculation that the T-Mobile Sidekick may resurface as a Samsung Android phone. Also, Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin go hands-on on with Android 3.0 Honeycomb in this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

The internet is abuzz with rumors that Blackberry's Playbook may run Android apps, hints that Nokia may adopt Android OS; and speculation that the T-Mobile Sidekick may resurface as a Samsung Android phone. Also, Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin go hands-on on with Android 3.0 Honeycomb in this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

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EPISODE 33

Android 3.0 Honeycomb: SDK Details, Photos and New Easter Eggs!
http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/01/android-30-honeycomb-sdk-details-photos-new-easter-eggs.php
Android SDK 3.0 Preview http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multimedia
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20029810-251.html?tag=mncol;title

PlayStation Suite will bring PS One classics to Android 2.3 devices
http://androidandme.com/2011/01/news/playstation-suite-will-bring-ps-one-classics-to-android-2-3-devices/
PlayStation phone gets full photo treatment
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20029659-251.html

Nokia Hints at Switch to Android
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/01/27/nokia-hints-at-switch-to-android/

Rumor: Playbook to run Android apps?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20029664-1.html

Dual-Boot Windows Phone 7 and Android on the HTC HD2
http://www.pcworld.com/article/217710/dualboot_windows_phone_7_and_android_on_the_htc_hd2.html

Ad Break
LG gearing up to launch 3D line of smartphone
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20029669-251.html?tag=mncol;title

Samsung to Manufacture the New Sidekick Device
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/01/27/samsung-manufacture-sidekick-device/

Honeycomb, Android apps for Google TV have sessions at Google IO 2011
http://www.androidcentral.com/honeycomb-android-apps-google-tv-have-sessions-google-io-2011

IRS launches iPhone, Android apps for taxpayers
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20029485-233.html

Google's Eric Chu explains Android Marketplace rejections, in-app purchases
http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/25/android-marketplace-eric-chu/

Top 5 Ways to Fix the Android Market
Add more sorting options (by rating)
Do more screening of apps, filter out all the imposters
More best lists/editorial selections
Let me see what’s new for auto-updates
Desktop browsing & OTA installs

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hi Atlas crew,
On episode 32, Pete wrote in asking for advice on getting push email on Android. He’s using a POP3 account provided by GoDaddy, previously relied on BlackBerry, and doesn’t want to take the Verizon store’s advice to set up a GMail account.

I have a solution for Pete, if he can come to terms with a third party inserted into the process (after all, blackberry is a third party). Think about why he has a POP3 account through GoDaddy– obviously he registered a domain name through their service, and probably hosts with them as well. The solution for Pete is Google Apps.

I found myself in a similar situation with a different hosting service. I signed up for a free personal Apps account, followed a simple tutorial to set up my MX record, and ten minutes later I was enjoying true push email to my phone.

The great thing about using Google Apps is that your email recipients don’t know anything has changed, but you get the stable and easy to use GMail interface on the sending end. Plus, you get real-time push email eithout spending a bajillion dollars setting up Exchange.

Hope it helps,
Jake in Boston

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Corey wrote:

Hey guys, I was just wondering if Motorola has actually stated how the first Xooms will be upgraded to 4G. I thought I heared somewhere that you would bring in your 3G one, and they’d (Verizon?) Swap out the antenna. Just curious if you’ve heard anything on that subject.

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