NOOK Color Gets Fandango, Evernote, and Several Exclusives

That wily Android tablet we all know and love, the one put out by Barnes & Noble by the name of NOOK Color (or NOOKcolor if you remember how it was written at the onset) is now popping with several new titles this week! Included in this release are several apps that we'll get to later in this post and some excellent digital picture books with over 15 never-before-seen interactive Disney Cars and Cars 2 titles. PLUS there's 50 new "I Can Read" books - that being books that help your kids read, of course, plus brand new interactive versions of New York magazine, Motor Trend, and more.

Apple Expected to Lose Case to Crush Android Amazon Appstore

So you're aware of the fact that the Amazon Appstore, which we've got a bit outline of for you in Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore, has the word "Appstore" in it, right? Apple knows this too, and thinks that they own it. Apple's legal department is and has been worried that the word Appstore might infringe on their trademark ownership on the term "App Store", a fight they've got to fight for every sort of infringement like this lest they loose the title for their very own - that's how the US legal department sees it. In this case though, it's become apparent today, Apple's case is being seen as moot.

Lou Ferrigno Cast as Android vs Steve Jobs as Himself via Facetime for Epic Smartphone Film

What in the world is going on here, you might ask? An art project created by some rather creative folks over at little-known UK Phone site MyPhoneDeals, one with a rather amazing looking bit of artwork and a creative story to go with it. Look at this magnificent vision of a war-torn London being bashed by none other than a head-shaved Steve Jobs and an Ice Cream Sandwich eating Android! Steve's for a lightening filled iCloud leaping through the air ready to crush the nonplussed Android with an Android logo printed on his front, and they're taking the whole city for a joyride in their mutual hatred for one another!

Acer Iconia Tab A500 to get Android 3.1 update July 5 at least in Germany

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 has been around for a while now and has lured a few folks looking for an Android tablet to purchase. Last we spoke of the A500 it was on special over at Target stores. The tablet has Android Honeycomb 3.0 onboard already. Acer Germany has announced that the A500 will be getting an update on July 5 to the latest version of Honeycomb.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 with Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich expected in Q3/Q4

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has proven to be a popular little tablet on the market. The Transformer is notable for its cool keyboard dock that makes for much easier typing and extends the runtime of the tablet too. Asus has one of the more popular tablets next to the iPad 2 and is looking down the line to the next version of the Transformer according to sources in Taiwan. Asus sold about 400,000 Transformer tablets in the first half of the year and will certainly sell more of the next version too.

Hulu Plus App starts Android roll out

I have a subscription to Hulu Plus and when I want to catch up with some of the network shows that my DVR won't hold Hulu Plus is a great thing. The service has had an app that will run on the iPhone and iPad for a long time now to let you check out Hulu Plus content. Other smartphone platforms haven't had an app though leaving users in the dark. Hulu has announced that the roll out of an Android Hulu Plus app is now going.

HTC EVO 4G+ packs WiMAX into Sensation

HTC has quietly launched the HTC EVO 4G+, a new 4.3-inch qHD dual-core Android smartphone that's basically the company's latest Sensation variant. While ostensibly a WiBro Android smartphone for the Korean market, there's a fair chance that the EVO 4G+ could get a US launch on WiMAX networks. Like the Sensation, there's a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and a dual-LED flash, capable of recording 1080p HD video. Up front is a 1.3-megapixel camera, and there's MHL HDMI support for the USB 2.0 connection. HTC also throws in GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot. Connectivity includes both HSPA/WCDMA and WiMAX (WiBro) support, along with quadband GSM/EDGE. There's HTC's Sense UI on top of Android, complete with HTC Watch for renting or purchasing video content, DLNA wireless streaming, stereo speakers and more. No word on when it will launch in Korea, nor indeed when it might make it to North America. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

New Bill Would Require Stricter 4G Definitions

4G has been a bit of a bitter subject for those who have any sort of technical understanding of the topic. There exists an organization, the International Telecommunications Union, who set the standard for what would constitute 4G long before the first "4G" network was deployed. To this day not a single "4G" network meets those requirements. Now a bill has been presented to the U.S. House of Representatives to force wireless carriers to provide more information to consumers about what constitutes their 4G network.

New Multi-Core Benchmarking System CF-Bench Tested on Sensation, EVO 3D, Galaxy Tab 10.1, A500, G-Slate

So we got wind of a brand new app on the block, one that may well replace our favorite dual-core benchmarking application Smartbench 2011 in a heartbeat. Of course, we'd never wish such a thing to happen, and given that we've recently had such awesome fun with that benchmarking system, we wish them only the best, but let's have a look at another option here. This is CF-Bench, a benchmarking tool that's got support for testing multiple cores on your Android device, allowing you to test both native and managed code - joyous day, let's see who gets the best!

Droid Bionic Still On Schedule, Tweets Moto

Motorola's Droid Bionic was a big hit at CSE this January, but we've yet to see it, with rumors of delays and even cancelation swirling around. A tweet from Motorola just a few hours ago has explicitly confirmed that the Bionic is indeed set to be released this summer. The question is, will the Bionic come out on top, or be too little too late at this point?