WEEKLY WRAP: Elsewhere in Android this week

Time for our Sunday morning punishment – rounding up all the Android news stories we didn’t bother covering this week. The news that was too boring, too geeky, or based on too flimsy an assumption for a proper write up, plus some of the more interesting mentions of the OS in the mainstream media.

It’s the unglamorous 3rd/4th place play-off of Android news.

HTC releases Froyo update for Desire mobile phone
This announcement even made the papers – but still hasn’t arrived at time of writing :(

Google Android apps ‘collecting personal data’
Don’t really care if my mobile numbers are being harvested by a Chinese spam merchant. What are they going to do with them? Phone my grandad?

Sales of Google Android phones soar 350% in first three months of 2010
We stuck this up on the old Twitter account this week, but here it is again – The Daily Mail does Android sales stories now. Amazing. *Once again gets sidetracked by Christine Bleakley photos*

daily mail android sales


HTC EVO 4G to Get Android 2.2 Next Week
Not quite as excited about the EVO as we were a few months back, as we currently favour one of those new Motorolas as our next new Android phone.

Kin and Android: A tale of two phones
Nice little piece about the development of the two OS systems and their HUGELY different end results.

Motorola Planning 10-inch Tablet With Android 3.0
Seems to be based on the wild guesses of an “analyst”.

motorola 10 inch android tablet

Schmidt: A billion Android devices?
Eric’s wildest cash-making fantasies laid bare.

Augen Gentouch 78 preview
Interesting review of the super-cheap Android tablet that’s being sold for $150 in the mega-discount US retail chain Kmart. Resistive screen “FTL” as they say on the internet.

Android ‘spotted’ on Nokia: Good idea, bad idea?
Well, it would certainly get quite a bit of media coverage, if it wasn’t a clear mistake…

android on nokia

And that’ll do for now, unless you’d like us to start providing links to news about apps to start the ignition systems of niche American automobiles?

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  1. jramskov

     /  August 1, 2010

    Froyo for HTC Desire has been released now! I installed it some hours ago and it works perfectly.

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