Android Atlas Weekly 55: Over 4.5 billion served (Podcast)

How is the Android Market like McDonalds? What's up with all of the missing Gingerbread updates? and What does Google Plus mean for ye Android faithful?

How is the Android Market like McDonalds? What's up with all of the missing Gingerbread updates? and What does Google Plus mean for ye Android faithful?

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EPISODE 55

News

Rumor: Samsung Nexus Prime to be first Ice Cream Sandwich phone
http://cnet.co/mfqF1M

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G up for preorder
http://phandroid.com/2011/06/29/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-4g-now-on-pre-order-at-verizon-starting-at-529/

Yet another Facebook phone
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20075421-251/htc-status-announced-for-at-t-and-facebook-fanatics/

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is all about the camera
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20074689-251/new-t-mobile-mytouch-4g-slide-ready-for-close-up/

Google now activates 500,000 Android devices a day
http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/06/28/google-now-activates-500000-android-devices-every-day/

Google+, what does it mean for Android?

4.5 billion served in the Android Market
http://phandroid.com/2011/06/29/android-app-downloads-now-top-4-5-billion/

Did VZW bounce buggy gingerbread updates?
http://phandroid.com/2011/06/29/did-verizon-reject-motorola-gingerbread-updates-for-being-overly-buggy/

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hacked to run Ubuntu
http://phandroid.com/2011/06/29/no-surprise-here-you-can-use-ubuntu-on-a-galaxy-tab-10-1-video/

ObscuraCam app protects photographic privacy
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/06/29/new-app-obscuracam-automatically-detects-blurs-faces-and-strips-metadata-from-your-photos/

APPS OF THE WEEK

Battle Bears -1

AG: Awesome shooter with cute teddy bears shooting other bears in the face
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.skyvu.battlebears.negative1

JE: MyFitnessPal
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&feature=search_result

LATEST DEVICE REVIEWS

Samsung Galaxy Smart
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-gravity-smart-berry/4505-6452_7-34818012.html

Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet
http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/velocity-micro-cruz-tablet/4505-3126_7-34451903.html

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EMAIL

Smart Playlist for Android (re: Ep 54) – Christopher “On Ep 54, Antuan mentioned smart playlists on itunes and how he wants something similar on Android. Smart playlists are the reason I always use my iPod Touch for music and why I have been hesitant towards getting an Android phone instead of an iPhone (I currently have an iPod Touch and EEE Pad Transformer). However, I was looking for an easy way to transfer podcasts from iTunes to my Transformer when I found an app called iSyncr. It can sync with iTunes and transfer smart playlists along with play counts and ratings, both ways. It even allows you to make your own smart playlists on the app, which it calls “”Live Lists”". This makes it much better than doubleTwist, although the ui is not as nice. It also has a wireless sync add-on as doubleTwist has, which is a feature I had been wanting with iOS, and is finally coming in iOS 5. Well, I hope I helped Antuan find what he was looking for. Love the show.

P.S. What’s with ignoring the EEE Pad Transformer. You’ve been recommending the Xoom, and not you say you will recommend the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Transformer has some better features than the tab (such as a microSD card slot), and it is $100 cheaper.

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