Android Overload: Former Apple evangelist converts to Android, loads of app updates and releases, and more

  • Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki converts completely to Android. Wow. [CNET]
  • Stock Windows Phone 8 keyboard vs SwiftKey. Which comes out on top? [WinSource]
  • Demand for entry-level devices said to account for the majority of sales by 2017. [CNET]
  • Google could settle with the FTC this week over FRAND patents. [Electronista]
  • Interview with Kouji Kodera, HTC’s Chief Product Officer. [TheVerge]
  • Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy. Music streaming service on the way? [GigaOM]
  • Samsung’s at it again with the naughty S Beam commercial, this time featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus. [YouTube]
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour now supports MOGA universal Android controller. [MOGA]
  • Verizon extends return policy to January 15th for the holiday season. [VerizonWireless]
  • Viddy — “Instagram for videos” — is now available for Android. [Google Play]
  • Google Currents updated in the Play Store. Adds a handful of new features. [Google Play]
  • Gyft now available for Android. Lets you give gift cards as gifts or regift. Free $10 for signing up. [Google Play]
  • ShakyTower Christmas now available for Android. [Google Play]
  • Foursquare updated in the Play Store. [Google Play]
  • MightyText updated in the Play Store with better notification management. [Google Play]
  • Google Drive, Google Play Magazines, updated in the Play Store. [Google Play]
  • Zenonia 5 updated in the Play Store. Raises level cap to 109, adds additional boss monsters. [Google Play]


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    Now we know one thing for sure:

    Mrs. CLAUS has been gettin’ freaky w/da elves all along……..

    • ari_free

      Brought to you by Viagra. This is the age of taking action.

  • ingua2

    Guy converting is HUGE. This dude put out books on how great and efficient Apple was. I remember watching interviews on the guy. Very calm and likable but the stench of Apple on his breath was pretty thick as he spoke at length about how great the company he used to work for really is.

    • alfonzso

      And a few months ago he was on Microsoft’s payroll promoting their products. Money talks!

    • ari_free

      He was really ticked off at Apple when they tried to sue and ban everything

  • Keith

    That santa video is weak, they already did that same set up with a family.

    • Unorthodox

      That’s the funny part of it, you hippie.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I love reading heart warming stories where an Apple Fan-boy sees the light and switches.

    • cns2007

      This was the best line: “To me the great irony is that Apple’s slogan was ‘Think Different,’ but today if you think different you’re looking at Android.”

  • Manbo

    I didn’t believe it. Then I read it. I still don’t believe it.
    It’s just too… too… awesome?

  • Chimphappyhour

    Oooo! Modern Combat 4 for the Moga! Must get.

  • Unorthodox

    The Santa is hilarious. The very same wording as the original ad, but wa-haey funnier.

  • ntegrit

    Windows keyboard is better than SwiftKey out of the box? Did someone forget to mention that SwiftKey has a learning curve (the keyboard, not the user)? Was it even personalized? I confess that I didn’t watch the video, but there was no mention in the text. Of course, it’s not as if Microsoft would ever attempt to make Android look bad…

    • ntegrit

      Update: I watched the video, and he said that he did personalize SwiftKey. However, he used Windows Phone (which knew his name) “more”. Also, the latest version doesn’t yet include Flow, which would add a whole new dimension to the comparison.

  • squiddy20

    And about half the links are broken… again…….

  • Daniel Tiberius

    I’m worried now about Audiogalaxy being bought by Dropbox. It does everything I need it to do on the browser including scrobbling to from my home computer, as is blocked at my work. Now they’re going to shut it down and probably have an inferior product down the road. Hopefully I’m wrong.