Android Atlas Weekly 35: Opposable thumbs don't really work for us (podcast)

Android guys Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse get grossed out by the Playstation phone, are confused at the Facebook phone, and take a look at a two-screened Transformer of a phone. Our latest How To video shows you how to free space for apps on Froyo and we answer your questions about the Motorola Atrix and Xoom on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

Android guys Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse get grossed out by the Playstation phone, are confused at the Facebook phone, and take a look at a two-screened Transformer of a phone. Our latest How To video shows you how to free space for apps on Froyo and we answer your questions about the Motorola Atrix and Xoom on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

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EPISODE 35

Android might not be the best-selling OS in smartphones
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/6674-android-might-not-be-the-best-selling-os-in-smartphones
Gartner: Android ranks 2nd in global smartphones
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20031147-251.html

Android 2.3.3 announced with more developer-friendly access to NFC
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/android-2-3-3-announced-with-more-developer-friendly-access-to-n/

Rumor: Android 2.4 in April as a Gingerbread Update
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/02/08/rumor-android-24-april-gingerbread-update/

Seeing double: Sprint unveils Kyocera Echo with dual touch screens
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20030895-251.html

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play makes official appearance
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20030806-251.html

INQ unveils Facebook-focused Android phones
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20031322-93.html

WiFi Only XOOM Spotted at FCC?
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/02/10/wifi-xoom-spotted-fcc/

How To: Free Space for Apps on Android 2.2
http://cnettv.cnet.com/free-space-apps-android-2-2/9742-1_53-50099453.html?tag=api

Myriad’s Alien Dalvik Will Enable Android Apps to Run on Non-Android Phones
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379666,00.asp

Broadcom Looking to Compete With Qualcomm With Android-Ready Chipset
http://phandroid.com/2011/02/10/broadcom-looking-to-compete-with-qualcomm-with-android-ready-chipset/

Cowon’s D3 Android player, hands-on
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20030949-1.html

Motorola Atrix 4G (AT&T)
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/motorola-atrix-4g-at/4505-6452_7-34468396.html

Useless chart of the week: Google periodic table of elements
http://phandroid.com/2011/02/03/android-1-on-googles-periodic-table-hydrogen/

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hey guys,

I was just listening to your recent podcast where you discuss the Motorola Atrix docks. I think you miss the key point of a dock from business point of view. If you have a dock then you can run a virtual desktop, such as Citrix Xen Desktop, on your phone. This means I can arrive at work, plug my phone into the dock and open up my Windows 7 virtual desktop. You would also be able to run any citrix published app such as MS Office, lotus notes if you didn’t require the full Windows 7 experience. I am hanging out for the Atrix with the multi-media dock. That laptop dock seems an interesting idea but it would be nicer if the phone slotted inside rather than hanging out the back rather awkwardly.

Simon
IT Operations Supervisor, Asia Pacific
QAD Australia

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I’m thinking about buying a Motorola XOOM, but I don’t know if I should get the 3G version with the discount or wait for a Wi-Fi only version to come out. Is the 3G version come with a 2-Year Contract or Month to Month. Thanks in Advance. – Arthur

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