WEEKLY WRAP: Elsewhere in Android this week

Time for our lazy Sunday stroll through the Android news of the last week, in which we feature the news stories we didn’t do as a sort of punishment for not trying hard enough at the time.

So here’s the biggest news we didn’t report over the last seven days, along with the more interesting mentions Android picked up from the mainstream media.

Game advocate DeLoura departs Google after 4 months
Oh dear. We remember him joining as if it was yesterday. Sounds like he was getting bullied, or perhaps didn’t like the commute? Or his desk position?

Revealed: Android Honeycomb next up from Google
A nice scoop from Team Techradar. We didn’t fancy having to base a whole story around the revelation of one word, though. We’re not Orson Welles.

Texting World Record Broken on Samsung Galaxy S
It can’t have been much of a world record to begin with, if a woman in a supermarket beat it after being asked to try as a PR stunt. What happened next? Did she beat Usain Bolt in an impromptu 100m race around some traffic cones in the car park?


Vodafone gets in another fine mess over Android, this time with Galaxy S
Didn’t follow this one at all. Suspect it was largely nonsense blown out of all proportion?

This Android Tablet Doesn’t Need Glasses for 3D
Not convinced there’s any sort of market for tablets or 3D. Putting them together won’t help.

ViewSonic Android tablet: Pictures emerge
Those buttons don’t look like Android icons, but then it’s possible ViewSonic doesn’t get the most up-to-date branding emails from Google.

viewsonic android tablet

Hotmail push email headed for iPhone and Windows Phone 7
We’ve noticed that Hotmail now auto-refreshes itself in the desktop web browser already. No idea how Exchange works, though. We’ll read up on it.

Sony’s Newest Android Phone Is a High Dose of Can-Do
The Americans like the X10. Guess it’s a size thing.

Gorgeous, mysterious, EVO-ish HTC device headed for Verizon
We’re already very confused about HTC’s future line-up. Ignored this one on purpose. Too many model names and megapixel counts swimming about in our heads at the moment.

mystery htc kickstand

That’ll do for today, unless you want another 20 links to rumours about Android tablets? We’re guessing not. See you later or next week, everyone.

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  1. Andy Burns

     /  August 29, 2010


    • Gary C

       /  August 30, 2010

      If there was a prize, it’d be in the post.

  2. I just wanted to reach out to you and introduce myself, as I saw a couple things you wrote come across my desk today. I am the PR Manager for Appular (App Marketing/PR/Publishing) in NYC. We work with a lot of big name apps for the iPhone and Android markets. Right now The Moron Test is one of our clients and I’m sure you know how much success they have had!

    Wanted to connect with you and add you to my list of networking folks for chatting about apps! I would love to know who to contact going forward.

    Please feel free to contact me back as I would love to let you know about the apps that we are working with as we have SO much going on right now.

    I did want to mention one in particular. It’s free on the Android Market right now and would love for you to check it out and let us know what you think.It’s Automobile Magazine for Android and iPhone. http://zumobi.com/showcase

    Here’s a blurb from the PR:

    Zumobi, the first premium mobile app network, and Source Interlink Media™ today announced the launch of the Automobile Magazine application for iPhone and iPod touch. Sponsored by Cadillac, the Automobile Magazine app brings the magazine’s deep knowledge of the people, history, engineering, and general business of cars to the mobile platform.

    With the free Automobile Magazine app, millions of enthusiasts can now immerse themselves in the magazine content that they love – right from their Android device. The app interface allows for easy navigation by offering consumers a full view of the menu options, each linking to a popular section of the magazine: “driven” for all-access to car reviews, videos, and photo galleries, “rumors” to keep users up to speed on all the latest news, and “features” to guide users through great driving adventures, four season tests, awards and more. From within the app itself, all information is easily shared via e-mail and users are able to subscribe to Automobile Magazine with just a click of a button.

    Thanks so much for your time. Hope to hear from you soon!

  3. Boink

     /  October 2, 2011

    Why do you all have such huge egos?