Welcome to the Android Police Week In Review - your source for the most sarcastic, ill-tempered Android headlines of the week. So basically it's like Fox News, if Fox News was on Comedy Central. You can catch a lot of this news on our podcast as well.
- Acer Iconia Tab A510 vs. Transformer Prime
- Bracketron Power Dock Flex - surprisingly, it's not a sex toy!
- Arkon Mega Grip and Slim Grip bicycle mounts for your smartphone. What could possibly go wrong?
- Ron says the Galaxy S III was designed entirely by lawyers, but I don't see a BMW badge or a coke mirror anywhere on this thing.
- Sony, your smartphones make me sad. Stop it.
- T-Mobile is going to use those $4 billion it got from AT&T to presumably make more commercials that try to convince people AT&T is awful and T-Mobile is awesome. Oh, and something about LTE, too.
- AT&T is going to start doing family data buckets, just as soon as they figure out how to do it such that it won't save anyone any money whatsoever.
- Verizon's LTE crusade is hitting the eastern seaboard, category 5 download storm of cat videos and crappy music to ensue.
- The Sony Xperia Ion is coming to AT&T in June, like that guy who shows up to a party at 2AM. A year later.
- LG is making a phone with 2GB of RAM, and it might be coming to Sprint - cue cries of fanboy-rage at every phone released from this day forward with less than 2GB of RAM.
Android at Arms: Legal News
- Oracle and Google's massive slapfight has partially gone to the jury and it basically sounds like someone needs to throw Oracle a pity party.
The Hotsheet (device news)
- The HTC One X is now available on AT&T. You should buy it.
- And the bootloader is locked, so if you have a beard, maybe you shouldn't buy it. No source code yet, either. But hey, there's root.
- ASUS has released a video of the Padfone, and no, neither Xzibit nor Inception are involved, sadly.
- The DROID Incredible 4G LTE is officially official - and we touched it.
- The HTC One V is coming to the US this summer, so you can get your retro-Hero fix on. FINALLY!
- EVO 4G LTE things will commence on May 18th.
- The HTC EVO V 4G: bringing Sprint's horrible naming strategy and totally-not-a-failed-experiment WiMAX network to prepaid.
- We go hands-on with the Galaxy S III (again), which was apparently deserving of our longest title of the year.
- Also, you can preorder a Galaxy S III for 500 GBP, which is around 620 monopoly monies, or 800 old white guy dollars.
- Toshiba has some tablets you can buy. If you dare.
- Samsung and AT&T cancel the Skyrocket HD (insert tumbleweed).
- Kyocera debuted the Hydro and the Rise, but unfortunately there's no Voltron-like mechanism that combines the two into a single, non-sucky phone. Kyocera, I am disappoint. Andhere's us playing with them.
- Google and Sony announced another Google TV box, and the remote basically looks like the 1980s. In a bad way, in case that wasn't clear enough.
- Device Updates: Galaxy Note (GSM Int.), Thunderbolt, EEE Pad Slider,
- Flipboard has been pulled from the Galaxy S III, marking the first time anyone has ever pulled an exclusive app off an Android phone.
- Viggle lets you watch TV and earn real rewards for doing it. Finally, a reason to watch The Walking Dead again.
- Machinarium for Android has arrived, and if you pirate it you're a bad, bad person. And I will find you.
- Turntable.fm is now on Android, reminding me yet again how much I wish dubstep really would die already.
- Rovio's making a new game. It's... educational. Good luck with that IPO, guys.
- Savored for Android is here, and it helps you save money on food, something I am always deadly serious about.
- Google Maps can now give you indoor directions, because let's face it, we've all gotten lost in Costco one time or another.
- Qualcomm and Samsung are trying to develop an industry-wide wireless charging standard. Translation: Samsung and Qualcomm are developing a Samsung-wide wireless charging standard.