Android Overload: Samsung drops case to ban Apple products in Europe, Sprint to have more spectrum than AT&T or Verizon, and more

The Android Overload is the place where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page. But, just because they weren’t featured doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone, so take a look around and let us know if you find any gems.


  • Google Play Books updated with pinch-to-zoom and read aloud feature. [Google Play]
  • PayPal updated with landcape mode and customized payment preferences. [Google Play]
  • Wunderlist 2 now available for Android. Fully redesigned to-do app. [Google Play]
  • Google Field Trip now available in the UK. [Google Play]
  • Twist now available for Android. Gives friends ETA’s for meetups. [Google Play]
  • Photo sharing app Flock — from the makers of Bump — now available for Android. [Google Play]

Everything else

  • Google brings the entire book of Genesis and the Ten Commandments to the cloud. [Google]
  • Microsoft and Motorola are millions of dollars apart in their valuations of key patents from law suit. [Reuters]
  • Android may have the market share, but here’s why Apple’s App Store pulls in more revenue. [Wired]
  • Huawei Ascend D2 “Dream Phone” pictured with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera and 3,000mAh battery. [GSMArena]
  • Sprint announces 6 new LTE markets. [Sprint]
  • Brazil gets the IGB Electronic SA “IPHONE”… and it runs Android. [MacRumors]
  • Red Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 coming soon. [SamMobile]
  • Sprint’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Clearwire will give it more spectrum than either AT&T or Verizon. [Quartz]
  • China is the single largest Android market with the US comign in a close 2nd. [Informa]
  • Study claims that MMS ads are 230 times more effective than in-app ads. [PandoDaily]
  • Samsung drops law suits to ban Apple products in Europe. [Reuters]
  • ITC judge ruled Motorola’s patent cannot be asserted against Apple. [Reuters]
  • Facebook will introduce video ads in use’s news feed in both the app and online — possibly with autoplay. [AdAge]

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  • Aaron Soles

    Facebook auto play ads sound like a FAIL. Is clearwire worth it?

  • bmg314

    Yay, so sprint will have all this spectrum, and still won’t roll out any sort of 4g to the Detroit area (and many other areas). Woohoo.

    • Dwayne Smith

      Verizon and AT&T offer LTE here. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ is pretty fast too. You should leave Sprint.

      • bmg314

        I’m not on Sprint. Thank God.

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    Sprint has been a spectrum squatter for years… sitting on a treasure chest of airwaves. If they finally use it to their fullest… Then good for them. It’ll be interesting to see what 2.6 ghz will be like on a large scale working with their E-SMR.

    • No_Nickname90

      HA!! 2.6Ghz!? Do you know how many towers they would have to build? Our cordless phone runs on a 2.6Ghz frequency.

      That’s way to high for any in-building usage. As soon as I walk out my school, I get 4G WiMax on my phone, but while inside, I get nothing.

      They would have to spend most of their money making towers. The good thing about that is there will be less strain on any one tower since their would be a lot of towers to connect to, but the bad is if they don’t have enough towers, you probably won’t get signal unless you step outside.

      But you’re right. I’m interested in knowing if they’ll be able to supply this to us, too.

  • Arve Svendsen

    facebook+autoads= g+ domination

  • No_Nickname90

    Um… Video ads will make Facebook load… EVEN LONGER and it will hog all my bandwidth. Grr!!

    Sprint getting Clearwire. IDK about that. I mean ClearWire is responsible for our 4G WiMax and that’s not even everywhere, so why should I trust that ClearWire will be a good bet? I’ve seen ClearWire users very unsatisfied with what they have. LoL!! IDK… Maybe there’s something I’m missing from this.