We’ve been busy little bees here at Android NZ – We’ve got videos, we’ve got reviews, and we’ve got news, so without further ado, let’s launch into the week that was.
Industry news of note:
- Sony bought the Ericsson out of Sony Ericsson.
- Google finally decided that making its Google+services available to its paying Google Apps users wasn’t such a bad idea after all, then helpfully pushed out an update (Actually, make that two) to the Google+ app so that said Google Apps users could actually use it.
- HTC took the top smartphone spot in the US – our coverage here.
- The guys over at ThisIsMyNext, formerly of Engadget, finally launched their long-awaited project, The Verge. This is one to watch, folks, an innovative web application covering all manner of tech news. And hey, they gave us a shoutout too!
Ginormous Galaxy Note coverage:
In a mammoth effort, our editor pushed out a huge slew of articles on the brand spanking new (And enormous) Galaxy Note. Half phone, half tablet, all intrigue, the Note is the current device of the hour – a real big boy’s toy. Check out the following for tons more info (Did you see what I did there?):
- The first part of a what’s sure to be a gargantuan real-world review of the device.
- A demonstration of the device’s connectivity, with MHL, RDP, USB OTG, and Even Moar!! exciting acronyms.
- Finally, the video that determines whether that’s a Galaxy Note in his pocket, or he’s just happy to see us.
Additionally, while we’re on the subject of hot new hardware, Lokhor put a few words together on the HTC Rezound headed for US CDMA carrier Verizon Wireless. Stay tuned to the same bat-channel for our extensive coverage of both the Galaxy Nexus and Motorola RAZR, not to mention more noteworthy notes on the Note.
- PowerAMP 2.0 finally made it to market.
- LBE Privacy Guard got a big makeover and version bump to 2.0.
- The Android Market itself received an update from version 3.1.5 to version 3.3.11, including nifty features like automatic update toggle. It’s been given a going-over at XDA.
- Our App of the Week roundup covered everything from notes to parcel-tracking to anti-theft, check it out here before you..forget where you left that stolen package.
- I wrote up a little guide on fixing the broken push notifications in Facebook for Android. You need to sign into Facebook on a Blackberry. It’s pretty strange. I guess you’d better read it.
That’s all for now, folks. Keep an eye out for more interesting articles coming to a social network near you in the very near future.