Android Community Weekly : June 4, 2011

June 4, 2011
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Welcome to another edition of Android Community Weekly! This past Sunday some press photos surfaced with a breaking leak to the Asus Padphone. Later on, as it becomes official, the group AlwaysInnovating accused Asus of copyright infringement. Notion Ink Adam sales open again, and this time the promise of Honeycomb June 27 is there to sweeten the deal.

All the amazing emulators (aka Nesoid, Snesoid, N64oid) of Yong Zhang were pulled from the Android Market Monday. Zhang may have been removed due to violating open source licenses. ViewSonic will be the first Windows 7 tablet manufacturer to run BlueStacks (virtual Android OS) over its OS. If you want a nice tutorial on finding/downloading new games on the Xperia PLAY, Chris Burns posted a nice instructional.

The Nexus S may be viewed as old by some, but its single core still proves to outperform its dual-core opponents when overclocked with Morfic's Trinity kernal. Another mod formulated by the crafty dev hyperX added 1080p 24Mbit/s recording to the Samsung Galaxy S II, and with an even better hack at 30Mbit/s later in the week. The Zinio digital magazine app hit Android devices this week, and will likely carry current volumes of all your favorite magazines. It's a free download in the market, and if grabbed before June 15 you will be awarded a copy of 24 different magazines.

The HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobily was officially revealed late this Tuesday, and our own Vincent Nguyen gave a solid review of it over on our sister-site SlashGear. Whats better than a single review on an amazing device? Two reviews - and this is why Chris Burns honors us with a detailed review from his own perspective. Sprint released details concering the upcoming 3D content available for the EVO 3D including 3D games from Gameloft and the Blockbuster On Demand app showcasing 3D movies. And Android 2.1 has finally become available for the Xperia X10 - I guess better late than never, right?

The community should be cautious to new malware from the same guys that brought us DroidDream. Be wary of titles by Magic Photo Studio, Mango Studio, E.T. Tean, BeeGoo, DroidPlus, and GluMobi. The Nexus 3 was indeed confirmed as a fake, as a closer look revealed to what may be a metallic version of the HTC Sensation. Other leaks this week include the XOOM 2, Targa, Tracy XL, Slimline, and Zaha -- all by Motorola. My personal favorite may be the Tracy XL watch; what's not to like in a watch that records 1080p video?

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread will be hitting the Motorola Atrix soon as Brief Mobile seems to have already have access to it. Wednesday, we found that the HTC EVO 3D had a possible launch date of June 24th from a leaked RadioShack advertisment. It just so turns out that the EVO View 4G tablet will also be headed to Sprint this very same day. Ever wanted to secretly cry out for help? Red Cross launched a new S.O.S application onto the Android Market that also includes handy information if disaster comes your way.

There was a hands-on demonstration of the Nvidia Kal-El Quad-core development tablet over at Engadget. This tablet will be simply amazing, and we can only hope the battery life won't suffer. Chris Burns had his own hands-on with the Pantech Crossover, a midrange Android phone on AT&T with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. At this years Uplinq 2011 event, a multi-burst photo demonstration and 3D capture was displayed on the EVO 3D. Later on in the event, our own Vincent Nguyen scored an interview with Cali Lewis from the Uplinq Daily Show.

The 2.3 Gingerbread update is finally available for the EVO 4G! If you don't feel like waiting, you can force an update. And finally, be sure to join in our Android Community mini collectibles giveaway #2! To enter the contest, all you need to do is post in our "What would you like Ice Cream Sandwich to do? [No Limits!]" forums thread.


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  • Anonymous

    great updates ….liked it