Welcome to the Android Police Week In Review - your source for the biggest Android stories of the week. Don't forget, you can catch a lot of these stories (and more) on our weekly podcast.
- A history of pre-Cupcake Android codenames. You know you're curious.
- Stock Android isn't perfect, let Ron show you why - with pictures!
- What we use: The apps, tools, devices, and other stuff Cameron can't do without.
- What's really new in Google Maps 6.12: buttons, experiments, and other things.
Kindle Fire HD: like a tablet, but not really. But that's OK. For the most part. Except when it isn't.
LG Intuition Review: Quirky can be fun - unless you sacrifice everything to get there.
Android at Arms
- Apple wants $707 million more from Samsung, blood from stone.
- Samsung says rumors about the Galaxy S IV are bogus, wants you to buy products that actually exist now.
- Some stuff happened with Aliyun and Acer and Google and it's all sort of a mess. Google said one thing, then it turned out Aliyun was pirating Android apps, and then I said something about it so everything's OK now. Or something.
- Google bought Nik software, so that's cool.
- Motorola is delaying ICS updates for a bunch of phones. Hey, at least the new Motorola actually bothers to tell you it's going to do something to piss you off.
- The RAZR i is here: Motorola finally figured out how to turn off the caps lock sort of. Here's it doing some benchmarks.
- The Galaxy Note II is coming to the US and Verizon's has a branded home button oh my god why. Adding insult to injury, the bootloader is, of course, locked on Verizon's version.
- You can pre-order a Galaxy Note II on US Cellular for $300, if you want.
Acer announces 7" Jelly Bean tablet with SD card, commenters across the internet go wild.
Your Nexus 7 may experience issues if you stuff it to the brim with too much... stuff.
The $25 Google Play credit for the Nexus 7 is only offered for another week or so.
Chameleon launcher leaves beta, wants ten of your dollars.
Fort Courage is yet another fun game destined to hordes of 1-star reviews (read: in-app purchases are bad, m'kay).
The Bard's Tale: 3.5GB of awesome quests, laughs, and cleavage.
In Other News
Sony is launching a PlayStation store for PlayStation certified Android PlayStation devices. PlayStation PlayStation PlayStation.