Android Community Weekly: September 23rd, 2012

It was an exciting and fun filled week in the mobile word this week, although most of it wasn't Android related. This week was big for the smartphone market as a whole moving forward. Apple launched their new iPhone 5 and while it wasn't anything groundbreaking, it still will make its dent. However, Android is still as strong as ever so lets check out what happened this week.

Google Play comes to Twitter

If you're an avid Twitter user and use it to keep up with companies and even special deals, you might be pleased to know that the Google Play store has created a Twitter account to tweet out announcements and other news. Follow it now if you want to keep up with all the cool new things Google Play is doing.

Samsung unveils pink Galaxy S III, coming to Korea

We all love to add a little personality to our smartphones, whether it's through a special case or just the color of the phone itself. If pink just so happens to be your favorite color (I know it's my favorite color), you'll be happy to know that Samsung unveiled a pink-colored Galaxy S III. An intimidating phone never looked so weak.

Verizon CFO: “Unlimited is just a word”

Hot on the heels of the iPhone 5 release, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has some strong words to say. Shammo argues that unlimited data is essentially going away forever and never coming back. According to the report he said that "unlimited is just a word" and that "it doesn’t really mean anything.”

Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Max GO updated for Android

If Netflix isn't cutting it for you and are instead resorting to other popular streaming apps like Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Max GO, you might be happy to know that some small updates have come to all three. They aren't significant, but they may play a small role in improving your mobile movie and TV show watching sessions.

Boeing preparing airlines for cell phone use

With all of the debates going on about whether or not passengers should be allowed to use their mobile devices during a flight, Boeing has just decided to bypass that altogether and start prepping its biggest planes for cell phone use, allowing passengers the opportunity to make phone calls during a flight.
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