Android Atlas Weekly 66: Amazon's Kindle may start a Fire (Podcast)

Android rules, an Aston Martin phone, and you guessed it, Amazon is on fire! All that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for September 28, 2011.

Android rules, an Aston Martin phone, and you guessed it, Amazon is on fire! All that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for September 28, 2011.

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EPISODE 66

NEWS

T-Mobile unveils Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Amaze 4G
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20111724-94/t-mobile-unveils-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-htc-amaze-4g/

Fujitsu-Toshiba Mobile Introduce The Arrow Z - could this be the manliest phone ever?
http://phandroid.com/2011/09/27/fujitsu-introduces-the-arrow-z-ti-dual-core-processor-13mp-camera-hd-display/

Should phones be gender-neutral?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20111777-1/should-phones-be-gender-neutral/

Kindle Fire
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20112714-94/amazon-unveils-kindle-fire-tablet-for-$199/?tag=mncol;txt

Amazon’s press event, Wed. 7 a.m. PT (live blog)
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-20112398-286/amazons-press-event-wed-7-a.m-pt-live-blog/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Kindle Fire vs Color Nook
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20112772-251/kindle-fire-vs-nook-color-spec-breakdown/?tag=cnetRiver

Kindle Fire Video
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Color-Multi-touch-Display-Wi-Fi/dp/B0051VVOB2/ref=amb_link_357575542_7?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gateway-center-column&pf_rd_r=1NRTE9RN600NEWK71FJS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1321408942&pf_rd_i=507846

Top 10 Android Phone and Tablet Concepts
http://www.pcworld.com/article/240447/top_10_android_phone_and_tablet_concepts.html#tk.hp_ess

Nielsen: In smartphones, apps, Android rule
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20111661-85/nielsen-in-smartphones-apps-android-rule

Giga OM Mobilizie Conf – TMobile CMO
75% of tmobile phones are Smartphone, 90% of which are Android – video consumption is almost 50% of all mobile data – 4G 1/2 data traffic, but only 15% of devices

Accessory makes Android phones “compatible” with iPod docks
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20110799-251/dockboss-plug-android-phones-into-iphone-docks/

RUMORS

Nexus Prime to be revealed at CTIA 2011?
http://phandroid.com/2011/09/26/samsung-nexus-prime-to-be-revealed-at-ctia-2011/

Moto Atrix 2: does anyone care?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20111875-251/motorola-atrix-2-specs-photos-look-better-than-original/

Motorola Droid RAZR, best name ever?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20111681-251/moto-droid-razr-could-offer-dual-core-processor-lte-support/

Apps of the Week

Dropbox
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dropbox.android

c:geo
https://market.android.com/details?id=carnero.cgeo

EMAILS

a question:

Comments:
1) I would love to get a Android based PMP(Portable Media Player) . I use my iPod touch every day although I hate iTunes. I would definitely buy a Android based PMP. A lot of my friends carry the same opinion.

2) Guys, Droid Bionic discussion is getting really Old!! unless you are planning to embed a bionic phone inside your Body. What about the “”Samsung Galaxy S2″”. In most of the comparision videos it outshines the Bionic. Last week you again dedicated some more time on guess what Droid Bionic! Why not spend that time on other devices and or their accessories?

Question:

1) What does rooting a Android phone mean? Is it different than Unlocking? Also how (if at all) is it different than putting cyanogen mod or any other mod on a Android phone? Does CNET have a page dedicated for these things? Or any other pointer on the Web would be very helpful.

Thanks,

Love your show minus the Droid Bionic discussion :-)

Sanjiv

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Hey!
I talked to a Logitech Revue support rep last Saturday and found out the software update will be available in 2 or 3 weeks. Any chance this is Ice Cream Sandwich?
Thanks,
Ryan

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