Android Atlas Weekly 58: Droids are selling like Hot Cakes! (Podcast)

Droids are selling like hotcakes, Google TV's not, and we're moving! All that and more on this week's Android Atlas Weekly

Droids selling like hotcakes, GoogleTV's not, and we're moving! All that and more on this week's Android Atlas Weekly

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EPISODE 58

News

Amazon reportedly ramping up 7- and 10-inch tablets
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20084801-251/amazon-reportedly-ramping-up-7-and-10-inch-tablets/?tag=cnetRiver

Samsung smartphone sales may outshine Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20082922-94/samsung-smartphone-sales-may-outshine-apple/?tag=cnetRiver
http://awurl.com/tYihInm16

Android top mobile OS in U.S., but Apple iPhone is most popular phone
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/07/android-top-os-in-us-but-apple-iphone-is-most-popular-phone.html

Android's Dirty Secret: Shipping Numbers Are Strong But Returns Are 30-40%
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/26/androids-dirty-secret-shipping-numbers-are-strong-but-returns-are-30-40/

Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S II phones in 85 days
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20084878-251/samsung-sells-5-million-galaxy-s-ii-phones-in-85-days/?tag=cnetRiver

First peek at AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20083622-251/first-peek-at-at-ts-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/#ixzz1TQ0vUcAk

Motorola XOOM Owners Must Wait Until September to Receive Their Free Verizon LTE Upgrade
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/07/27/motorola-xoom-owners-wait-september-receive-free-verizon-lte-upgrage/

Logitech Revue Slashed to $99 as CEO Departs
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/07/28/logitech-revue-slashed-99-ceo-departs/

APPS OF THE WEEK

Winners of the CNET 100: Your top 10 Android apps
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20083700-251/winners-of-the-cnet-100-your-top-10-android-apps/#ixzz1TQ0pfDBn

LATEST DEVICE REVIEWS

Motorola Droid 3
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/motorola-droid-3-verizon/4505-6454_7-34845945.html If you don’t care about 4G and want the best Droid ever, this is the one to get.

Huawei M835 Ideos
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/huawei-m835-ideos-black/4505-6452_7-34845799.html It’s the cheapest phone on Metro PCS

EMAIL

Best Video Player?
A little while back, you listed the best Android music apps. What do you find to be the best video player apps

Thanks,
Greg

Stock video player

MoboPlayer:
http://lifehacker.com/5823465/the-best-video-player-for-android

Move apps via SD?

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Hey guys
I have evo shift that I had replace due to an unfortunate drop. I moved all the apps that I could off to my SD card. When I put my old SD card in the new shift it does not recognize the apps. Is there anyway I can get my shift to recognize the apps on the SD card. Or will I have to download all the apps again. The still has it’s factory UI from sprint.

Thanks

Sterling”

If you just moved the apps to your SD card by clicking the Move to SD option in the settings menu or an app like Apps2SD, you won’t be able to recover them just by popping the card into your new phone. The app data is stored in an secure/incomplete/odd way when moved to the card in this manner and requires a reinstallation from the App Market when trying to move it to a new phone.

However, if took the extra step and backed up your apps to SD using a program like Titanium Backup or Astro File Manager, you should be able to restore those apps by simply reinstalling the .apk files on your older SD card (or restoring from within Titanium Backup, if you’re rooted). If you used this backup method on your old phone and now can’t find/read/restore the .apk files on your older SD card, you may have corrupted data on your old SD card. But I’d be willing to bet that this is not your issue. Don’t worry too much, because you can still redownload the apps from the market if you need to (yes, even the ones you paid for).

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I have had the original HTC Droid Incredible since last September and have been waiting for my piece of Gingerbread for a while now and am starting to think it may not happen anytime soon or if ever at this point. I would like to root my phone by using Unrevoked, Rom Manager, and CyanogenMod, but I am hesitant to do this without knowing how to unroot the phone in case I need to send it in for a repair or by some luck HTC and Verizon decide to send original Incredible users some Gingerbread love finally. Can you dedicate a whole show to the process of rooting an HTC Droid Incredible and Unrooting as well? The Unrooting is the most important process to me, but since I am a noob to Rooting I would appreciate a complete walkthrough of the rooting process as well. You could save myself and a ton of Incredible users a lot of rooting trouble if you could contact HTC directly and find out when or if we are going to get the Gingerbread Update. Originally it was suppose to get updated in the second quarter of this year, but that did not happen and there has been no further information except for speculation and rumors. Would appreciate any information you can provide on the Rooting and Unrooting process and any information you can find out on the Gingerbread Update for the Incredible. Thanks and really enjoy the podcast! – Kevin

Is there a way to block calls on Android phones? I could do it on my dumb phone, so it seems silly I need an app for that. But if that’s what it takes, do you have any one that works (preferably free or cheap).

Thanks. Love the show. Dickson

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fleet.studio.callblocker&feature=search_result

Google Voice does it too, if you’re already set up through its service

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