Android Overload: HTC Droid DNA over-the-air update, Google could be paying Apple $1 billion a year, and more [VIDEO]

The Android Overload is where we feature the biggest news stories from throughout the day (see above video), as well as 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 anything of interest.

  • HTC DROID DNA set to receive over-the-air update to software version 2.04.605.2 710RD (various bug fixes). [VerizonWireless]
  • Cordy 2 now available for Android, free of charge. [Google Play]
  • NBA All-Star 2013 now available in the Play Store. [Google Play]
  • Twitter and American Express partnering to allow customers to purchase using hashtags. (For real). [WSJ]
  • Here are 15 moon shots from Google’s “Solve for X” initiative. [GigaOM]
  • Samsung is setting up shop in the Valley and NYC with its Open Innovation Centers. [AllThingsD]
  • AT&T CEO takes blame for failed T-Mobile merger. [FierceWireless]
  • Report: Google is paying Apple $1 billion a year to keep Google as default search engine (wow). [BusinessInsider]
  • Dish Chairman talks about building their own wireless network. [AllThingsD]
  • Google renames “Circles” tab to “Find Friends” on Google+. [TNW]
  • Snapchat brings video sexting to Android via private beta. [TechCrunch]

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  • camelsnot

    Goog sellouts. Just let apple crash and burn with another search engine, like they did with Maps.

    • RitishOemraw

      Search is Google’s bread and butter. That 1 billion investment in search (by paying Apple to use it) most likely pays off a lot more to google.
      They need the money from advertisements in search to keep developing Android…so do what you gotta do Goog!

  • blest

    There’s no money in letting apple crash and burn

  • Unorthodox

    I think Google makes a mistake with this payment. Enough people solely use Google for searches to let Apple go with whatever they wish. People will keep installing GSearch, even if it’s not a default engine. They should learn from iP5 maps fiasco.
    Hell, do you know anyone who’d say: “I Yahoo’ed that guy today” or “I Bing’ed my girlfriend last night”? It even sounds promiscuous.

  • Dan

    Just a note, Cordy 2 isn’t free. You get the first 4 levels for free, but it costs $5 to unlock the rest.

  • enomele

    He (Randall Stephenson) said that AT&T was the first to require device makers to put a Wi-Fi client in their devices so customers could move off licensed spectrum and onto Wi-Fi. He also noted that having that Wi-Fi client in the phone is critical to the customer experience, particularly with usage-based pricing. “With usage-based pricing we have to give customers an avenue to be efficient and use Wi-Fi,” he said.