The internet is abuzz with rumors that Blackberry's Playbook may run Android apps, hints that Nokia may adopt Android OS; and speculation that the T-Mobile Sidekick may resurface as a Samsung Android phone. Also, Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin go hands-on on with Android 3.0 Honeycomb in this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly.
Ep. 33: The show where everyone loves Android
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Android 3.0 Honeycomb: SDK Details, Photos and New Easter Eggs!
Android SDK 3.0 Preview http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multimedia
PlayStation Suite will bring PS One classics to Android 2.3 devices
PlayStation phone gets full photo treatment
Nokia Hints at Switch to Android
Rumor: Playbook to run Android apps?
Windows Phone 7 and Android on the HTC HD2
LG gearing up to launch 3D line of smartphone
Samsung to Manufacture the New Sidekick Device
Honeycomb, Android apps for Google TV have sessions at Google IO 2011
IRS launches iPhone, Android apps for taxpayers
Google's Eric Chu explains Android Marketplace rejections, in-app purchases
Top 5 Ways to Fix the Android Market
Add more sorting options (by rating)
Do more screening of apps, filter out all the imposters
More best lists/editorial selections
Let me see what’s new for auto-updates
Desktop browsing & OTA installs
Hi Atlas crew,
On episode 32, Pete wrote in asking for advice on getting push email on Android. He’s using a POP3 account provided by GoDaddy, previously relied on BlackBerry, and doesn’t want to take the Verizon store’s advice to set up a GMail account.
I have a solution for Pete, if he can come to terms with a third party inserted into the process (after all, blackberry is a third party). Think about why he has a POP3 account through GoDaddy– obviously he registered a domain name through their service, and probably hosts with them as well. The solution for Pete is Google Apps.
I found myself in a similar situation with a different hosting service. I signed up for a free personal Apps account, followed a simple tutorial to set up my MX record, and ten minutes later I was enjoying true push email to my phone.
The great thing about using Google Apps is that your email recipients don’t know anything has changed, but you get the stable and easy to use GMail interface on the sending end. Plus, you get real-time push email eithout spending a bajillion dollars setting up Exchange.
Hope it helps,
Jake in Boston
Hey guys, I was just wondering if Motorola has actually stated how the first Xooms will be upgraded to 4G. I thought I heared somewhere that you would bring in your 3G one, and they’d (Verizon?) Swap out the antenna. Just curious if you’ve heard anything on that subject.
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