Android Atlas Weekly 57: Conspiracy theories (Podcast)

HTC's Thunderbolt update quietly removes unlimited tethering; the Motorola Xoom's LTE upgrade may land just in time for the Xoom 2 launch; and Amazon's got a plan for tablet domination.

HTC's Thunderbolt update quietly removes unlimited tethering; the Motorola Xoom's LTE upgrade may land just in time for the Xoom 2 launch; and Amazon's got a plan for tablet domination.

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EPISODE 57

News

Verizon reveals Droid Bionic sign-up page
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20078951-251/verizon-reveals-droid-bionic-sign-up-page/

Waiting for the Droid Bionic by Nicole Lee
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20078483-251/waiting-for-the-droid-bionic/

Android Market app gets overhaul, bookstore
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20078938-94/android-market-app-gets-overhaul-bookstore/ http://webnotes.net/?HPb4XH

HTC gives timeline for unlocking bootloaders
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20078309-94/htc-gives-timeline-for-unlocking-bootloaders/ http://webnotes.net/?vXPiqT

Thunderbolt update nixes unlimited mobile hot spots
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20078956-251/thunderbolt-update-nixes-unlimited-mobile-hot-spots/ http://webnotes.net/?fxgiFn

First Android Car Radio USB Connection on Way
http://ceoutlook.com/first-android-car-radio-usb-connection-on-way/

Amazon Android Tablet Arriving in October: WSJ
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Desktops-and-Notebooks/Amazon-Android-Tablet-Arriving-in-October-WSJ-637078/ http://webnotes.net/?cdPVxd

First Take: Sony S1 and S2 tablets
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20079263-251/first-take-sony-s1-and-s2-tablets/ http://webnotes.net/?13w3hP

Rumor: Motorola working on 10-inch tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich, high-res screen
http://androidandme.com/2011/07/news/rumor-motorola-is-currently-working-on-a-10-inch-tablet-with-ice-cream-sandwich-and-high-res-screen/ http://webnotes.net/?bwVmLt

Android 3.2 update rolling out to US Xoom users
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20079249-64/android-3.2-rolling-out-on-xoom-motorola-says/

…Xoom LTE upgrade module passes FCC
http://phandroid.com/2011/07/12/xoom-android-3-2-update-rolling-out-could-bring-sd-card-slot-support-lte-upgrade-module-verizon-passes-fcc/

APPS OF THE WEEK

CNET’s favorite Android apps (CNET 100)
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20078564-251/cnets-favorite-android-apps-cnet-100/

Antuan recommends… Do it (Tomorrow): the todo app for procrastinators
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adylitica.android.DoItTomorrow

LATEST DEVICE REVIEWS

Toshiba Thrive
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20077735-251/toshiba-thrive-review-heft-earned/ Full-sized HDMI, USB, and SD card slots and a user replaceable battery, but it’s also pretty darn bulky.

HTC Status
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20078992-251/htc-status-first-impressions/ Yet another Facebook phone, the Status (aka the HTC ChaCha) features a Blackbery style keyboard and a dedicated Facebook button.

EMAIL

Kit

Hi, guys i love the show. I listen to your podcast ever week. I was wondering what you guys think of anti-virus software for android phones. Is it a neccessary ? opinions vary on the subject, and if guys are in favor then which one do you recommend ? http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20031453-12.html

KenWarf02

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Hi Guys,

I keep Getting generic icons instead of the proper icons for the programs.
Seems worse since the phones big software update.
Sprint HTC Evo 4G
Android Ver. 2.3.3
Baseband Ver. 2.15.00.05.02
Build # 4.22.651.2
PRI Ver. 2.15_003
PRL Ver. 01115

Lots more info but those seem to be what may be the more important ones?
It gets really old scrolling through the home pages and opening folders and finding 80% of your programs are having generic icons holding their spot.

Any help would be much appreciated.

If I could swing a two fer in, is there a program that lets me assign individual sounds for text message much as you get to do for phone calls?
text sender “”A”" gets this message tone, text sender “”B”" gets that message tone, etc…

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