Android Community Weekly: November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011
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We hope everyone had a great Veteran's Day and made a giant wish during 11:11AM/PM 11/11/11! I'm sure some of you were wishing for an exact release date for Samsung's Galaxy Nexus - because we sure were. This week in tech news HTC's entire upcoming device codename list dropped, the DROID RAZR launched, Adobe announced that it will no longer support Flash for mobile devices, and much more.

The Motorola DROID 4 was spotted in Verizon's internal database Monday. This updated QWERTY will be the first to take advantage of Verizon's ever growing 4G LTE network. A roadmap also suggests Verizon may release the Galaxy Nexus November 21. Same sources clan the XOOM 2 will appear near November's end, yet nothing is set in stone. The DROID RAZR finally launched, and is available now with free overnight shipping straight from Verizon. Those of you signing new contracts should definitely take advantage of Verizon's "Double Data" promotion, as data seems to go very quick on their lightning fast network. Verizon had been surprising old RAZR owners with the new DROID RAZR even before the official launch - and I'm sure the customers deserved it!

Google finally added dedicated business pages for company brands and websites to Google+. Business owners can now create a business page and moderate it (similar to that of Facebook) to help with all their social networking needs. The new feature works great, but a few issues still need to be resolved. As we all know, the Galaxy Nexus will have Google+ built into the device. The new Nexus has shown off its accessories early at Verizon Wireless and Google has even started their official Google Nexus giveaway - so we should see it very soon!

We took a look a a few devices this week, including complete reviews of the T-Mobile Springboard and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and a hands-on with the HTC Rezound. The Springboard proved to be a very well-build device, and certainly worth the money. And as always, Samsung's latest tablet sets another benchmark for the 7" class with its superb display and functionality. An additional hands-on with the Tab 7.0 Plus can be found here. As for the Rezound, HTC really outdid themselves; it may be their best work yet. Expect a more in-depth review very soon.

The HTC Edge quad-core phone has had both images and specs leaked. This powerhouse is projected to land in April 2012, but by then I'm sure quad-core devices will be old news! Finally, Adobe has decided to discontinue support for Flash in all mobile devices. What will this mean for the future of Android? The public obviously disagrees with this decision, as afterwards their stock prices instantly dropped.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003109613804 Renaldo Johnson

    Isn’t Cyber-Monday *after* Thanksgiving?? For the sake of my pockets, I’m going to wait until the Galaxy Nexus hits T-Mobile. Getting it on Verizon would be awesome, but right now on TMo I already get unlimited minutes and I don’t get charged for going over my “data allocation”..

    Despite the fact that Verizon’s LTE network is rock solid and they’re doing the “Double Data” promotion, I just can’t spend another $100+ a month..

    • Sam Koutroulakis

      It totally is! Thanks.

      I completely agree with sticking on T-Mobile’s network though – especially with your specific situation. Verizon’s speed is great, but without that unlimited data feature so many people want (or even require??) and the amount of money they ask for monthly – it’s not worth it to switch.