Android Atlas Weekly 19: Google TV is here, do you need it?

Google TV is here, Android Sued again, and all the CTIA news you can handle, All that and more coming up on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.

Google TV is here, Android Sued again, and all the CTIA news you can handle, All that and more coming up on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.



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Microsoft sues Motorola over Android

Google spits back at Oracle’s Android suit

Nielsen report shows smartphone buyers flocking to Android

Wi-Fi calling coming to T-Mobile Android phones

Acer Netbooks to Dual-Boot with Windows 7, Android,2817,2370382,00.asp

OLPC gets $5.6 million from Marvell to build Android tablet

LG Elec says Android 2.2-based tablet plan dropped

Customize your Android device with Sprint ID,2817,2370362,00.asp

24 hours and we saw 12 Android smartphones on six US carriers
AT&T adds trio of Motorola Android phones
LG unveils the Optimus T
Motorola goes green with the Citrus
A tour of the Samsung Transform
Sprint puts a spin on the Sanyo Zio
Motorola marches out the Droid Pro


App of the week Link

Android’s car home gets its own Market app


Notable App releases
Skype comes to Android 2.1 and above

Transformers crash land on Android OS

Wolfram Alpha app comes to Android devices

Vlingo InCar delivers hands-free texting

Twonky Mobile: A new kind of universal remote

Tip of the week


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Hey Atlas crew,

I’ve had a Droid X for awhile now and I love it. I’m still getting used to Android after being on a Blackberry for the last few years and I’m having trouble finding a solution to SMS exporting. I have a few conversation threads that have hundreds of messages in them and I would like to delete them without losing them. I’m having a difficult time finding a good tool to export my SMS messages. What app do you guys recommend for this? Thanks for reading my mail and keep up the great work!

Jason Lipcsik
Cleveland, Ohio


Hey Justin and Jessica, I’m emailing you because I feel you missed some really great names to start the ‘StartTalking’ App. For instance, since it is a car mode type of app the obvious one would be ‘KITT’ like in Knight Rider. Some other good ones: ‘Kirk to Bridge’, ‘Mr. Spock’, and possibly ‘Engineering Report’ a la Star Trek, ‘JARVIS’ from Iron Man, ‘HAL’ for obvious reasons. Love the show Muel in Seattle (pronounced Mule)

Just got done listening to episode 18, where you discusses the upcoming Verizon phones that will use Bing search by default. While you expressed concern for Google’s revenue stream and support for consumer choice, I think you missed the big story. Due to a search deal between Verizon and Microsoft, customers are worried that they will not be able to use Google search if they choose. The Samsung Fascinate (Verizon’s Galaxy S) ships with Bing as the default search service, and consumers are NOT ABLE TO REPLACE IT WITH GOOGLE. Despite the great hardware coming out for Verizon, I will not be upgrading from my Droid 1 until there’s an Android handset that allows me to use Google when I hit the search key.
Jake from Boston


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