Android Atlas Weekly 18: Amazon enters the App Store fray (podcast)

Amazon is opening an app store, HP tells Android it's not you it's me, and apps that can save your life. Join Justin Eckhouse and Jessica Dolcourt as they dig into the stories making news in the Android world this week.

Amazon is opening an app store, HP tells Android it's not you it's me, and apps that can save your life. Join Justin Eckhouse and Jessica Dolcourt as they dig into the stories making news in the Android world this week.

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EPISODE 18

Amazon's Android App Store
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20018078-251.html

Survey: Developers favor Android over Apple long-term
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20017903-37.html

HP officially drops Android plans, focusing on "PalmPad" WebOS tablet for early 2011
http://venturebeat.com/2010/09/29/hp-officially-drops-android-plans-focusing-on-palmpad-webos-tablet-for-early-2011/

Battle of the Android browsers
http://www.pcworld.com/article/206278/battle_of_the_android_browsers.html

Many Android apps leak user privacy data
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/092910-android-privacy.html

1 million Angry Birds on Android
http://www.t3.com/news/10-million-angry-birds-on-android?=49513

Google phone gallery offers Android phone comparisons
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369969,00.asp
http://www.google.com/phone

Verizon announces $249 R2-D2 Droid 2 for September 30
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20017766-251.html

New HTC, full-QWERTY device destined for Verizon breaks cover
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/09/27/new-htc-full-qwerty-device-destined-for-verizon-breaks-cover/

Sony Ericsson announces "LiveView" for Android
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20017927-251.html

Samsung Continuum for Verizon has double the displays, double the fun
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/exclusive-samsung-continuum-for-verizon-has-double-the-displays/
http://www.androidcentral.com/hands-samsung-continuum

Archos 32 is Android's answer to iPod Touch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017496-1.html

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App of the week

StartTalking lets you text with just your voice
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20018096-248.html
http://www.appbrain.com/app/starttalking/com.adelavoice.android

Notable app releases

Tawkon
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20017815-266.html

IPass now supports Android for Wi-Fi connections globally
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9188801/IPass_now_supports_Android_for_Wi_Fi_connections_globally

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Tip of the week

How to store your voice mail password so you don't have to enter it every time:
1. Touch the Menu Key.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Call Settings.
4. Touch Voicemail Settings.
5. Change the number to *86,,XXXX#
- each , represents a pause
- XXXX is your pin number
6. Now when you call your voice mail it will automatically enter your password for you.
http://www.simplydroid.com/how-tos/the-complete-guide-to-motorola-droid-tips-and-tricks-%E2%80%93-part-3.html

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E-mail (androidatlas@cnet.com)

Hello,
Let me start by saying I love your show and find it so incredibly useful. Thank you!
I have a Droid X. Last month it locked up three times. The Verizon tech said it was a tower issue? The only way to fix it was to take the battery out. Then when turning on it hung on the first slash screen. After doing a hard reset, losing everything, and having problems with My Backups. My Google places directory is gone. This I find worked better for searches other than where I am at the time than Places. I can't find it in the marketplace. How can I get it back? Can I use bump to get it from another Droid?
Keep up the great work!
Joe

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