The Android Police Week In Review is back. And I have coffee, so I'm very excited about it! And if you don't want to read my jittery ramblings, you can always check out our weekly podcast, where you can hear my (and the rest of the podcast team's) slightly-drunken ramblings. About news, and stuff.
- Eric says you shouldn't expect your smartphone to be revolutionary. I guess Samsung should cancel its plans for the Galaxy Che Guevara.
- Ron has done another amazing Google I/O preview that will probably set your expectations way, way too high, but it's fun to dream, right?
- AT&T wants to team up with Netflix to provide unlimited streaming that won't count against your data plan. Predictably, people with beards have a problem with this.
- AT&T also wants to kill off voice and text plans, and possibly go "data-only" in the next couple of years. And yes, they will find a way to charge you more in doing so.
- Somebody at ASUS has apparently gotten hold of a copy of Maya and is attempting to tease god knows what sort of tablet-phone reversible toaster they've come up with now.
- ASUS Nexus 7-inch $200 tablet. Unlike the 49ers going to the next Super Bowl, this was notpart of a dream I had last night.
- Google is probably going to introduce some kind of timeline tracking feature in the next version of Maps, and integrate Latitude into Google+. All 5 Latitude users reportedly excited. They're having a Maps event on June 6, coincidentally.
- This might be the T-Mobile Galaxy S III. But it probably isn't.
Android at Arms (legal news)
- HTC's quarrel with US Customs is at an end, and I'm being told we now have footage of the devices on their way to retailers.
- The EVO 4G LTE will officially, finally, be coming to an electronics bazaar near you, June 2nd.
- Oracle just got lawyered. Or judged, I guess. Whatever - GOOGLE WINS.
- Galaxy Nexcessories - now available on the Play Store.
The Hotsheet (device news)
- The Samsung Galaxy S III has begun its quest for world domination. Of sales.
- Sony's made some phones you can drop in the toilet.
- Samsung drops the source code (like it's hot) for the GSIII.
- Orange has announced the San Diego, which will presumably be unemployed, sit around talking about learning to surf, and this awesome fish taco place no one's ever heard of that you should totally try.
- Sony says no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia Play. What's that? I think I just faintly heard sound of the final nail being driven into a coffin.
- Device Updates: Sensation XL, Exhibit II 4G, Conquer 4G, Sony Smartwatch, T-Mobile One S, MOTOACTV, Verizon XOOM, Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
- Flipboard is coming to all Android devices (that haven't already just gotten the apk).
- FolderSync: if this app doesn't give you enough control over how your device syncs files, you should probably get help. Clinical help.
- Madfinger, creators of Shadowgun, have announced a new game in which you kill zombies. Want.
- Carmageddon is coming to Android, which is awesome. Because, as Cameron says "If there are two things that go together like peas and carrots, it's fast cars and killing people."
- Gameloft has a new
stolen ideagame out called NOVA 3, it's not Halo. Really. It's more like Crysis now.
In Other News
- A bunch of people have put CyanogenMod on a bunch of things.
- Here's a video of some guy using his One X as a hammer. Yes, as a hammer. For nails.
- Would the introduction of data-only plans somehow, some way, manage to actually be more expensive for consumers? Uh, duh.