Recent studies show that Android's browser is faster than Apple's, but what does that really mean? Amazon and Google may be about to face off in an app price war, while Motorola's Xoom WiFi gets priced to match the iPad. T-Mobile tries to make the Sidekick relevant again and Antuan attempts to put together the details of night of drinking that ended in a his finally upgrading from his first-gen Droid. All of that and plus your email questions answered this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.
Ep. 40: Speed tests and price wars
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I just stumbled upon your Podcast today and I am loving it already. I got my wife and myself a couple of Droid Xs from Verizon about two weeks ago (Upgraded from the BlackBerry Storm one). While I was looking for information on good apps, I heard about rooting. I was wondering if you guys have done a show that covers this. What are the benefits versus the risks. I am not looking to program anything, but I would like my phone to be as good as it can be. I would especially like to be able to remove all the junk apps that came pre-installed on the phone, but I don't want to lose the ability send my phone in for a replacement if it breaks, or the ability to receive OTA updates (or do I? I don't know how useful that is.) Could you please let me know an episode number I can check out with any information concerning this.
Thanks for your help!
Let me start by saying GREAT SHOW!
I am visually impaired person (20/400) using android, the latest version on a LG Optimums V.
Are there any apps that can enlarge the on screen experience. I have resorted to memorizing the shape and color of the icons because without a magnifier they are unreadable to me. I have access to 4 home screens so if there was something to enlarge the icons that would be great or make everything on the screen bigger.
So I was an iPhone 3 GS user and now own a Droid Incredible which I love. BUT!!! I want to get a tablet and I think the best way to go is Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi iPad2 as it seems to me a better deal than the XOOM. But I just read even I just read on your site that the Wi-Fi XOOM will be out in two weeks at the same price as the iPad2. I am sure you will compare both, But here is my question: Will I be able to use my Droid Incredible to tether an ipad2 to the internet with a USB cable or using the 3g mobile hotspot on the phone? I know additional charges might apply, but I want to know if it is even possible.
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