Android Overload: Verizon sells spectrum to AT&T, T-Mobile all about NFC, Samsung continues to beat Apple and more

Android Overload is where we bring you all the stories that didn’t make it to our homepage! There is always something interesting in these lists, so make sure to read through them. Enjoy your weekend, guys. See you next time!

  • iPhone vs. Android: cold weather texting smackdown [Mashable]
  • Verizon sells spectrum to AT&T for $1.9 billion [CNET]
  • T-Mobile wants NFC to be “a reality” in 2013 [Mobile World Live]
  • Smartphone-controlled miniature quad-copter with camera [Gizmodo]
  • Samsung extends lead over Apple, Huawei and ZTE increase influence [Engadget]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 passes through FCC [Engadget]
  • Jelly Bean alpha build now available for Xperia T custom ROM developers [Sony Mobile]
  • Share your apps across multiple users on Android 4.2 [Reddit]

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  • supremekizzle

    I wish there would be some word on whether or not Samsung is going to release a revamped Galaxy Note 10.1 so I could buy the damned thing already.

    • jMAT

      Same here

  • chuckles87

    All about NFC then stop blocking wallet! I have it working on my phone but it took awhile to get it right

    • Chimphappyhour

      What did you have to do? Also, I’ve got issues with getting Google Voice to work as my official voicemail on my recent phone. :(

      • kev2684

        I have no issues with google voice, but yeah google wallet is blocked.

        • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

          Use Google Voice for years, love it. Never had any issue with it and I use it on several carriers at the same time.

      • chuckles87

        I’m running cyanogenmod and changed the build prop follow the steps to change to galaxy nexus http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1769083 by the way my device that I did it on is gs3 T-Mobile as far as Google voice I haven’t had any trouble

  • kev2684

    ZTE shipped more phones than HTC. mind, blown.

    • camelsnot

      how so? They have a huge captive market in China. Derpblown.

      • Crimsonshadow774

        And HTC doesn’t (didn’t) have markets of their own? ZTE is a smaller company than HTC. I’m pretty sure HTC has fans in China as well.

        Troll.blown.

        • ari_free

          It’s called specialization. And when your specialty is a huge country like China, you will do very well.

          • Crimsonshadow774

            I never said they weren’t successful.

  • KJ

    Omg