Android Atlas Weekly 42: Who's afraid of the big bad brick?

Amazon's Android blitz continues with the launch of the Cloud Player service and a deal to preinstall its App Store onto phones. Meanwhile, in the original Android Market, app makers get a new way to monetize their wares. Also, Antuan risks bricking his new HTC Thunderbolt by attempting to installing a custom ROM during the show. Will he be left with an expensive paperweight? All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.

Amazon's Android blitz continues with the launch of the Cloud Player service and a deal to preinstall its App Store onto phones. Meanwhile, in the original Android Market, app makers get a new way to monetize their wares. Also, Antuan risks bricking his new HTC Thunderbolt by attempting to installing a custom ROM during the show. Will he be left with an expensive paperweight? All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.

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EPISODE 42

Music in the cloud, billing in the app, and a market on the nook on this week’s edition of Android Atlas Weekly for March 31th 2011. I’m Justin Eckhouse alongside Antuan Goodwin.

IDC: Android, Windows Phone to rule mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20048236-17.html

Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player (review)
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20048416-12.html

Android Market In-app Billing is available at last
http://androidandme.com/2011/03/news/android-market-in-app-billing-is-available-at-last/

Nook Color Android app store coming in April along with Flash support
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20046909-1.html

Verizon’s spring plans confirm Android details
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20048872-251.html

HTC Merge pre-loaded with the new Amazon Appstore heading to Cellular South
http://androidandme.com/2011/03/phones/htc-manufacturers-news/htc-merge-pre-loaded-with-the-new-amazon-appstore-heading-to-cellular-south/

How to enable third-party app installation on most Android phones
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20048924-251.html

Gingerbread ROMs leaked for Motorola Droid X and 2
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/27/breaking-download-leaked-official-gingerbread-android-2-3-3-update-for-droid-2/
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/27/breaking-download-leaked-official-gingerbread-android-2-3-3-update-for-droid-x/

Rumor: Google to launch Nexus tablet this year?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20048237-251.html

Aircell unveils Android phone for in-flight calling
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20049012-251.html

Firefox for Android reaches ‘full’ status
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20047986-251.html

Garmin Mechanic app for Android: Hands-on
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20048510-48.html

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hi, I was wondering what the theme you were using on your phone on your last android video for 3rd party apps. Plus how and where to find more like them. – Edy http://www.flickr.com/photos/antgoo/5574453901/in/photostream/

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Hey guys,

I have a question for you. I am a big cnet fan and I listen to your shows daily. But here is the problem. I cannot listen to a podcast unless I am on my PC. Do you have an app to suggest for me to use on my phone in order to get the audio stream only. My phone its rooted (Nexus S) so no limit there. Oh and one last thing. I live in UK so I don’t know if there are any limitations by the location like the one on Amazons app store which is pretty annoying.

Love the show and keep up the good work.
Dimos

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