The Android Police Week In Review is back! And that shouldn't be surprising, because it's Sunday. Unless you have amnesia. Or you're just reading it for the first time. I'm going to guess the latter is probably a little more common. And whether you're an amnesiac or a first-timer, you can catch a lot of these stories on our podcast, too.
- AT&T's LTE footprint just got a little bigger - let's hope Zappos still has its size.
- Sprint's LTE footprint just got ... into existence. They'll catch up with Verizon in no time!
Android at Arms (legal news)
- Injunction junction, what's your function? No, seriously, what the hell is up with all these injunctions?
- The Galaxy Nexus is back in the Play Store, bringing joy pretty exclusively to thousands of Android fans who already own one and were completely unaffected by this whole situation in the first place. But it makes you feel good, right?
- Fujifilm is suing Motorola Mobility, and I'm sure their reasons are completely justified. No one would ever try to shamelessly extract royalties from a company Google now owns.
- Jelly Bean is in AOSP now, so you and your beard can go do whatever it is you do with code.
- The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is nearing AOSP support, but they have to say it's "experimental" because Samsung really sucks at fixing bugs.
- Oh, and the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is not nearing AOSP support. At all. Ever. Probably.
- Google posted an official changelog for Jelly Bean, and by some miracle of science, they managed to avoid using "Bug Fixes" in every section.
The Hotsheet (device news)
- The Nexus 7 is now shipping, though hundreds of people are complaining that those who pre-ordered at Gamestop got theirs first and that's "not fair." You know what else isn't fair? Having to read through emails with links to Change.org petitions for things like this.
- The Atrix HD is here and holy crap it still looks exactly like a RAZR. And the bootloader is locked. Surprise, surprise.
- The EVO LTE now comes in white, which has successfully made a really ugly phone a really boring ugly phone.
- But the ugly crown this week goes to AT&T's "Garnet Red" Galaxy S III, or as everyone else will call it, "Oh god, what is THAT?"
- The Verizon version of the Galaxy S III is available today.
- And the bootloader on it has been bypassed. And it has custom recovery. But not CyanogenMod 9.
- Oh, and for $600 you can buy one with a non-locked bootloader. I'm sure thousands of Verizon customers who pledged they would never give up their unlimited data are just ecstatic, and countless dev versions of the phone will be sold!
- Putting your phone in a microwave and then claiming it spontaneously combusted for no reason on the internet only to be totally disproven - that and more this week on Maury.
- Google wants you to buy things with the Nexus 7 you bought. Surprising, I know.
- Nexus 7 ninja unboxing GO!
- The Nexus 7 has a magnetic smart cover sensor thing, and yes, we do know how it works, ICP.
- Device updates: Nexus 7, HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, Epic 4G Touch, Sprint Galaxy S III, AT&T Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, EVO 4G LTE, Photon 4G.
- Dead Trigger review: it's awwwweeeesooooome.
- Amazing Alex is out and Rovio made it, so that's something.
- An official Xbox Media Center app is headed to Android, and I can't decide which Google living room product to bash first.
In Other News
- Project Ouya - my thoughts? Ooo-no.