WEEKLY WRAP: Elsewhere in Android this week

Time for our list-based summary of the Android news WE DID NOT cover this week, in which we round up the Android-based reports we skipped – and marvel at the stranger mentions of Google’s OS in the mainstream press.

So what have we missed and ignored this week? This lot. In no particular order of importance:

Oracle sues Google in dispute over Android
A bit too tech for us. It’s just the usual tale of rich people shuffling their millions about, anyway, isn’t it? Nothing will change. Nothing ever changes.

Android phones vulnerable to oil smudge attacks
Amazing. Consumer magazine Which? did something on the Android 2.x unlock pattern finger smudge security vulnerability! They call it the “smudge attack” so it sounds serious.

iPhone users ‘have more sex’ than Android users
The single most incredible smartphone-related market share graph of all time.

sexual activity by smartphone brand

Namco continues cross platform assault, launches Crush the Castle on Android
Some nice quotes in here about Namco’s views on Android. The networks throwing money at it should guarantee success, basically.

Google’s Android Platform Winning Smartphone Battle
Yet more stats. But we did enough stats this week.

Verizon Roadmap Leak Suggests Android Phones, Tablets Galore
Interesting, but interpreting mobile operator device “roadmaps” is a thankless task.

verizon roadmap

Asus $399 Android tablet to arrive in March
March? March 2011? Wake us up next February.

Archos 32 Android PMP/MID gets FCC reveal
We’re stubbornly refusing to to mention anything sourced via the FCC. Not sure how a 3.2″ screen is a “tablet” though. Surely it’s just a little media player?

Google Android mobile versus iPhone 4, tested by Dan Snow
Dan Snow likes the Motorola Milestone more than the iPhone 4. Good on you, Dan. Just you wait until you next upgrade your phone.

dan snow milestone enthusiast

Will Amazon produce its own Android tablet?
Best not, eh? Leave it to the Koreans.

Motorola axing MOTOBLUR Android skin? Not quite
This story exploded around the internet, even though it was just the Motorola man saying he wasn’t going to talk about MotoBlur quite so much from now on.

Acer Stream review
“The worst, most confusing Android 2.1 skin we’ve tested yet”

acer stream review

That’s more than enough for one week. Thanks for reading and thanks for scrolling all the way down, those of you that have scrolled all the way down. See you all later.

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  1. Charles

     /  August 16, 2010

    So now I am asking my wife (an iPhone user), how come she is getting more sex than me!

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