Welcome back to another roundup of tech news here in this issue of Android Community Weekly! Sunday, AT&T finally released the HTC Jetstream with a pricetag of $849.99. The present tablet market is extremely competitive, and I foresee this unsubsidized price dropping in the near future. Later, we saw the newly unlocked HTC Sensation sporting a very smooth 1.56GHz overcloked kernel. CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds will be available for the device very shortly.
The HTC Flyer was spotted running it’s own update to Honeycomb, and instructions for installing the RUU were also included. I have to admit, HTC Sense UI running over Android 3.2 Honeycomb looks extremely slick. Monday, the Sony Tablet S became available for pre-order to ship September 16. The Tablet S will retail for $499.99; be sure to check out our official Android Community review on the device. If you’re a tablet owner and were wondering when Google Voice would finally become tablet-friendly, then you’re in luck! The new Google Voice update brings tablet support along with a few new UI changes.
Sleek Audio sent us over some of their CT7 Custom IEM Headphones, and Cory Gunther has put them to the test. Though this doesn’t have much to do with Android, I’m sure all of you use headphones with your smartphone from time to time. Tuesday, we came across the KT Spider Concept – an all in one tablet, phone, and laptop. Could this concept be the future of many devices to come? I sure hope so.
The HP TouchPad Android port has been moving along at an exceptional rate. Even more so, the CyanogenMod 7 build is almost complete! WebOS is smooth, but Android has the support and applications we need. Sense UI 3.5 ports have hit both the HTC EVO 4G and the HTC Incredible this week over on XDA Developers, and I’m sure many more devices will follow suit.
Verizon’s Motorola DROID Bionic hit the streets this week and we’ve got an excellent unboxing/hands-on and official review available. With only two bars of 4G LTE service, we were hitting 13Mbps! Hopefully, we’ll get to see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on it soon. Or will it skip straight to the newly announced Android Jelly Bean?
Though IFA 2011 has come and gone, if you missed any coverage last week the Android Community IFA 2011 Wrap-Up will bring you back up to speed. Finally, don’t forget to check out the NFL 2011 application review by Cory Gunther. It’s free for all Verizon Wireless subscribers for the entire season!