So here we are again, bored on a Sunday, when nothing much happens apart from a few developers throw out some minor bug-fixing releases of the apps they spent all Saturday night working on.
All there’s left for us to do is look back upon the last seven days, and do a round-up of the stories we missed, blanked or didn’t really understand enough to write about with confidence.
Here’s what we didn’t do…
Android 2.2 Froyo Increases Performance Of Eclair By 500 Percent
This was by far the week’s most-reported news. Google appears to be making one part of the OS quicker in Android 2.2 thanks to inclusion of a JIT compiler – a feature commonplace on the custom ROM scene. We got confused about what this meant, then the moment passed.
Need For Speed Shift Hitting Android For EVO Launch
Not very interested in generic 3D driving games these days, especially not on hardware formats that aren’t suited to them. It will be rubbish, won’t it? A terrible port of a franchise that’s never been that great to begin with?
Rumor: GM building Android-based Sync killer
We never buy cars from new, so won’t be lively to encounter an “Android car” for at least another 10 years.
Skype to Focus on IPad, IPhone, Android, Not Windows Phone 7
Poor old Windows Phone 7 blogs!
Square launches credit-card reading for iPhone and Android
It sounds very, very complicated, and involves custom card readers in order to work. We’ll stick with Paypal and physical money for now, thanks.
Windows 3.1 on aDosBox
Even the man who came up with the hack said it’s “completely useless”.
MyTouch 3G To Get An Upgrade To Android 2.1
T-Mobile US is planning to update its variant of the HTC Magic to 2.1, but it looks like Vodafone has given up on us European owners. We don’t want to get any hopes unnecessarily up, so ignored this.
Another Android employee defects – is something going on over there?
We doubt two people leaving the Android team signals DISASTER – more likely it signals Android is doing so well its team members are now being actively poached by other firms.
Android to get Slice visual music exploration app
Nearly wrote about this, but the screenshots looked a bit amateurish. And it was a very complex press release about people doing licensing deals with each other. We’d have got something wrong.
Zeemote Could Bring Android FPS Games Alive
Again, nice tech – but obviously of no practical use. Who wants to fuss about with BlueTooth joysticks to play games on a phone? We’re betting nobody.
10 reasons why I won’t be buying an iPad
11. No Porn.
Manage Your Football Club kicks off on the Android Market
We’ll start pretending to be interested in football soon, but not yet.
And finally, there was no mention of Android in The Sun again this week. Its tech guy did something about Sony’s new VAIO P instead. See you all tomorrow, or later today if anything interesting happens.