Galaxy S No-Froyo Explained by Samsung Update Fees? you'll know what the heck is going on here. In reply to that post, a post in which an unnamed fellow posting anonymously in hopes of not being identified let loose a torrent of possible facts about Samsung, including the idea that they're charging carriers for pushing Android updates, Samsung says no way!
Class Action Lawsuit against Samsung and T-Mobile. Then, a fellow by the name of s15274n over on XDA forums has started up a Twitter campaign where people Tweet their complaints about Samsung, affixing the hashtag #NeverAgain to each to make Samsung understand the people! This is the most important cause of your LIFE, everyone. Rally together and FIGHT the people that are giving you internet and phone service. Do it now!
TweetDeck beta 1.0.6 for Android has been released, for those at the very cutting edge of mobile social networking. The new release sees the friend database code rewritten for boosted performance, Facebook photos changing automatically within the app when a user's profile is updated, and the ability to see full-sized profile pictures within the app. Meanwhile there's also a shift to Foursquare's v2.0 API, which should mean less data used in the process, and various fixes including how dates are formatted. You can download the APK file directly here.
Last week, we told you that because of a request from Twitter higher-ups, the Twitter application for Android called Touiteur would have to change their name. In reponse, Level Up Studio decided to turn to the users out there, and let them help in the decision. They provided a big list of potential names, and let those who cared enough to vote on what the next name for the popular client would be. The vote has come to a close, and a new name has been selected.
This action combined with their recent addition of Twidroyd Factory and other new features, gives Twidroyd a shot at claiming to be the best Twitter app for Android. Twidroyd says it best with, "You Commented. We Listened, And Responded." [Via Twidroyd on Twitter]
"mute a Twitter user" feature on Twidroyd. Please, I want to follow each other, but just not during your Twitter-tantrums. Jokes aside, it's a great feature for those Twitter users who follow a considerable number of people. I had a chance to finally use it while building and installing themes with Twidroyd Factory last night. There are some people that I follow on Twitter that although they have a great message and I don't want to unfollow or block them, their message is just not always of interest for a myriad of reasons. This feature addresses this nicely. "Mute a Twitter user" is very intuitive and easy to use. You manage who is muted and duration from users profile pages. Just hit "Mute User" from the menu button and you are prompted with your options. There is even an option to notify the user that you are muting their Tweets, although that could prove, shall we say, interesting on the virtual playground. (Why do I feel like we are in store for "muted" or "unmuted" battles?) Twidroyd does warn that you are only hiding users Tweets on Twidroyd and that Tweets will still be visible on Twitter.com. That simple to use! I am afraid to ask you to sound off below. Twitter, we can still be friends, right? [via Twidroyd]
Twidroyd Factory, a website users can utilize to develop their own themes for Twydroyd. While I can’t currently find any new features that cannot be adjusted from your mobile phone, in what Twydroyd calls a “preview version”, one of the key features is that users can now share themes. On the main site, you can browse themes that others have created and even better, they can be emailed and downloaded. This equals a total win for the end-user and Android. The hope is that Twidroyd continues to add features to expand the customization of the interface. I have to say, the functionality of Twidroyd Factory is solid for merely being a "preview release". Exciting things should develop from this customization tool, which gives the end-user total involvement in the appearance of their 3rd party application and ability to share with others. The laundry list of recent features, including the equally brilliant "mute a Twitter user", makes it appear as though Twidroyd will keep bringing goodness to the Android table. The vain side of me has to admit, there's something cool about typing in the words "John's Theme". [Via Twidroyd on Twitter]
This is great news for Android and is one of the last areas to bridge the gap in reaching business users. Android, in the past, has taken a few hits for not being “business” friendly. Seesmic does a nice job here helping the corporate grind types put their communications into one neat little Android package. Of course, I will let others debate the productivity, or lack there of, having workers put their Salesforce Chatter side by side with their Twitter and Google Buzz social accounts. You definitely need to be more careful out there "Salesforcers". Don't drink and Twitter. Nonetheless, life just became a little more beautiful for the business Android lover. [Via Seesmic Blog]