Mar, 12 2013

It looks like this could be the final post from yours truly here in the Android Overload. In an effort to further bring you — our readers — new and exciting original content from the world of Android, we’ll be transitioning Android Overload to a weekly Friday feature. As usual it will wrap up the week’s big stories and share some stuff that flew under the radar. The purpose of this change is to spend more of our time and effort into other avenues, like more app reviews, featured content, discussions, and so forth.

Since Phandroid has always been a team effort – through our team of writers and community feedback – we’re curious how you feel about this change. If you feel like this nightly column has been a resource to you, we wanna hear your thoughts. If there are specific things you would rather see, let us know. Android Overload: kill it or keep it?

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 receiving Jelly Bean 4.1.2 MB1 update on US Cellular. [USCellular]
  • NASA releases Spacecraft 3D augmented reality app for Android. [Google Play]
  • Marvel is giving away 700 first issue digital comic books for free for a limited time. [NYTimes]
  • HTC DROID DNA receives Sense 5 port from the HTC One. [XDA]
  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HDnow only $100 with a 2-year agreement on Verizon Wireless. [VerizonWireless RAZR, RAZR MAXX]
  • New study shows more people watch video on the iPhone vs an Android device (at least, according to OOYALA). [AllThingsD]
  • Here’s some videos of the Google Glass demo at SXSW. [YouTube 1, YouTube 2]
  • Apple is feeling threatened by Samsung’s recent investment in Sharp. [ValueWalk]
  • Google updates Gmail’s mobile web interface (again). [Google+]
  • Super Stickman Golf 2 coming to Android on March 14th. [DroidGamers]
  • Linkedin is getting ready to buy Pulse newsreader app for $119 million. [AllThingsD]
  • Comic book legend “Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin” is now available for Android devices. [Google Play]
  • Rdio now available in Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, and Mexico. 24 countries total, and counting. [PaidContent]
  • OUYA will let you play against friends online (online multiplayer). [SFGate]
  • Thread caller ID app now available for Android. Gives you quick access to callers’ Facebook, Twitter, etc. posts. [Google Play]
  • Verizon Press Relations representative clears the air on Android updates. Explains the slow process of vetting updates. [GottaBeMobile]
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