It's that time again - the Android Police Week In Review is here to put all of the stuff you might want to read in a list. And who doesn't like a good list now and then? And if you don't like lists, you can listen instead. On our podcast.
- AT&T wants you to sign on with its new Mobile Share plans. But it won't make you. Yet.
- Sprint's LTE network made a blip in the SF Bay Area, and yes, that apparently warrants its own story.
- HTC is going to introduce a 5" 1080p phone, codename "Overkill."
- Motorola went and got everyone all excited about a new phone and then let them down. So, business as usual.
- A black Galaxy S III is probably in the works, fixes the dreaded "fugly" bug.
Android at Arms (legal news)
Back in 2010, Apple wanted $30 for every Samsung smartphone sold, and $40 for every tablet. That's the joke.
- Surprise: Google's face unlock still isn't actually a very good way to secure your phone.
- Google search for mobile is now more gooder. Or something.
- Jelly Bean's app encryption DRM stopped a bunch of people from being able to properly use a bunch of paid apps, which, in a way, is exactly what's it supposed to do. Just, you know, maybe narrow it down to the people that stole the app, Google.
- Google is laying the smackdown on repeat copyright infringers in search - get your generic "BUT MY RIGHTS!" complaints ready.
The Hotsheet (device news)
- The Galaxy Note 10.1 is officially official, should you care. And it's already rooted.
- T-Mobile now offers three new phones that you shouldn't buy!
- Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q leaks. Samsung, please, put down the alphabet before you run out of names.
- CM9 Stable is out / almost out for a bunch of stuff.
- Device updates: Sony Xperia P, Toshiba Thrive, One X (Int.).
- Beacon Audio Phoenix portable Bluetooth speaker: it's cubetastic!
- iLuv ArtStation Pro speaker dock: you're probably not interested.
- Chameleon Launcher Beta [P]Review: will it blend [in]?
- Gameloft is making an Unreal Engine game and it features a really big sword, and that's probably all you need to know.
- Love the Gmail "canned responses" extension for Chrome? Now you can be just as dismissive toward people on the go!
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