Android Atlas Weekly 44: What the heck is a tablet book? (Podcast)

We go hands-on with the weirdest Android phone yet, as Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin finally decide whether the Kyocera Echo is cool. Sprint delivers ringtones, HTC streams movies, and a tablet winner is declared, all that and more on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

We go hands-on with the weirdest Android phone yet, as Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin finally decide whether the Kyocera Echo is cool. Sprint delivers ringtones, HTC streams movies, and a tablet winner is declared, all that and more on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

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EPISODE 44

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Sony Ericsson delivers exclusive Android Market channel
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20053628-251.html

HTC enters the movie streaming business with HTC Watch
http://androidandme.com/2011/04/news/htc-enters-the-movie-streaming-business-with-htc-watch/

Sprint delivers music tracks, ringtones with new Android app
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20053148-251.html

Google, Sprint announce carrier billing for Android Market apps http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20053619-85.html

Gartner: iPad will rule, even as it wanes
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20052726-243.html

Google Activating 350K Android Devices Each Day, Analyst Says
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383518,00.asp

Kyocera Echo review: Double the fun or double trouble?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20053336-251.html

Final Droid Incredible 2 details coming into focus
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20052850-251.html

Download Skype with Video for the HTC Thunderbolt
http://androidandme.com/2011/04/news/android-news-news/download-skype-with-video-for-the-htc-thunderbolt/

Android tweak lets admins reset stolen devices
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/google-boosts-remote-android-management-for-admins-10022189/?tag=mncol;txt

E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hey guys, am enoying your show thought I'd ask you a question or two about rooting.

First of all, why in the heck would you install a new rom every other week antuan… that's just nuts? Really??

1) I have a Samsung Galaxy S in New Zealand, on Vodafone network. Running 2.2 Froyo. Getting close to having a crack at installing a new rom (have not looked yet, but assume they exist for my phone somewhere.) How do I backup my current phone, and if I restore it back, does that actually restore everything? What does a backup not backup?

2) If I do this, does that affect anything NZ / Vodafone specific? Like do I need to enter somewhere any network settings etc? Or does that all get managed automagically using something like the phone's eime or whatever?

Thanks!
Mike

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What’s up guys my name is Ben from Aurora Colorado and I love you show. My question is, I have a my touch 4 G how do I move my apps to my ST card and do I need an apple to do that and if so which one do you recommend possibly a free app please – Ben
http://cnettv.cnet.com/free-space-apps-android-2-2/9742-1_53-50099453.html

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Hey Guys,

I have a Droid 2, and I did download the Lookout app, and it seems like it is slowing things down. Do I really need a virus protection app?

Thanks! I really enjoy your podcast!

Tom

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Hello Gentlemen:

Long time listener; first time writer...

I hope this question isn't too lame.

I have the first generation Motorola Droid.

While I do not listen to music, I do watch Android Weekly and the occasional episode of Clone Wars while waiting to get my hair cut on Saturdays.

What I can't understand is why I don't have the option to play sound from my phone (from the web) to my Motorola Bluetooth device?

Most of the Blogs say it's an active feature, but I cannot find an option to enable it. Everything I read is either very vague or says I cannot do it.

PS:
I am using the Motorola model H525 Bluetooth device.

PPS:
Please comment on the base 512K memory limitation that plagues my Droid and apparently will not change on the Bionic.
HTC appears to have more then 512K available. Even with moving Apps to my card, that 512K is eaten up pretty fast!

Thanks in advance,,,

Kevin,
The problem is the H525 headset that he’s using. It doesn’t support
A2DP audio streaming. The forums are wrong.

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