Episode 26 – Nookie Froyo
CES is over. Guru has a Nook. Jere is under the weather.
- Android Buffet has its first video review
- Platform News
- The Barnes and Noble Nook Color won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, also led to a 67% increase in holiday sales for B&N
- Droid Incredible stops bullet, saves man’s life
- Nielsen released an updated look at smartphone market share: Since the release of the iPhone, Apple’s market share increased .7%. Android gained 10.8% more to reach 25.8%, which is only 2.8% behind Apple. Android also represents 40% of all smartphones purchased since June.
- Android 2.2 now at 51.8% of the market. 2.1 at 35.2%, and 2.3 at .4%.
- Android users now outnumber iPhone users in the US according to comScore.
- Business Insider suggests that Android on Tablets means there is no need for Chrome
- Motorola Atrix 4G – Will Docked phones replace the netbook?
- Dan Morill asserts there is no minimum requirements for Honeycomb as previous rumors had suggested
- Engadget talks with Matias Duarte, the man who is now heading up the user experience for Android.
- A sneak peak of Android 3.0 Honeycomb direct from Google
- Amazon’s Android App Store open to Developers – Approval process(supposedly to be about a week), no porn or illegal apps. Amazon has full control over pricing, but you set a list price and you get 70% of the sale, and are guaranteed 20% of your list price. Pluses: Amazon’s recommendation engine, web-based market. Will this increase fragmentation?
- Verizon to cut return policy to 14 days and upgrade policy to 20 months. Sprint users gloat.
- App News
- Dolphin Browser Mini officially launches. (Install via AppBrain)
- Hulu is working to bring Hulu Plus to Android
- Netflix was shown on the LG Revolution.
- Skype Video is coming to Android devices on the Verizon LTE network.
- Dish Network allows customers to watch live and recorded TV on Android from their home DVR
- ADWNotifier now free. (Install via AppBrain)
- Encyclopedia Brittanica is now on Android. Free to download, but requires a $19.99 activation charge. (Install via AppBrain)
- Flattr offers an Android app (Install via AppBrain)
- Amazon Kindle App will be tailored for Android-based tablets
- Root Report