Android Overload: CEO’s Gone Wild, Android Powered Wrist Watch, Fun LG Optimus Black TV Spot and More


A lot of stuff going on in the tech world, folks. We had Computex in Taipei, Uplinq in San Diego, and D9.. somewhere else. Whew! News coming in by the boatload and its for times such as this that we created Android Overload. These are the stories we couldn’t get to during the day but are none the less potentially relevant to your interests. Tons and tons of industry news for you to soak up and absorb. As for me, I’m all tech’d out and going to bed. Night, everyone!

  • LightSquared close to a $20 million dollar deal with Sprint for some their network. [Engadget]
  • Galaxy S 2 receives a hacked camera app that gives even better video and audio quality. [XDA]
  • AT&T CEO confirms that shared data plans are coming for users with multiple devices. [VentureBeat]
  • Adobe CEO sees Android tablets overtaking the iPad just like the iPhone. [VIDEO]
  • Android powered I’m Watch looks pretty cool but will it end up vaporware? Available for pre-order. [ImWatch]
  • Qualcomm boasts their dual-core Snapdragons will outperform quad-core A9’s. [IntoMobile]
  • LG releases fun video on Youtube of their LG Optimus Black blowing away the competition.
  • Motorola CEO blames phone returns on poorly designed Android applications [Electronista]
  • Kyocera Echo receives an OTA update today (no, not Gingerbread). [BriefMobile]
  • One special Xperia PLAY unit seems to have an HDMI-out port on it. [Engadget]
  • The HTC Sensation has been spotted on HTCSense.com’s Canada section. [MobileSyrup]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Ah, another episode of android overload with chris chavez. Hi! :P

    1. Hello again, Micah. My late night friend. =)

      1. Hows it going? Nothing like searching the interwebs while watching a movie late at night :)

        1. Or living across the other side of the world and still seeing updates during the day! I fully endorse these late night updates!

          1. You must wake up to a whole bunch of new news everymorning though, like it’s christmas or something hahah

  2. The watch is (or will be) vaporware. I understand that we are a lazy society largely due to a world of technological convenience, but…A wristwatch. On your wrist. To control the phone that’s in your pocket. That looks like Swatch designed it in 1986? I just don’t see it having a market, of course, there are always going to be a few people who’ll like anything, but there aren’t going to be very many. I don’t see the appeal, even to people who aren’t serious watch collectors like myself. I’ll keep my Patek Philippes, my Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, et al. Neat idea, I just don’t see it taking off.

    1.  I would totally buy this watch, my only beef with it is that it costs $360. And i really like the design of it, if they can make a watch just like this but $200 less i will buy it in a heartbeat. So i have to disagree with you on the vaporware part, i know there are plenty of people just like me who would love to have something like this.

      1. Possibly not vaporware, but I just don’t see this thing succeeding. As I said, of course there are people who will buy it, I just don’t see it being very successful. It is definitely a neat device, but I just don’t see it being successful at this time – especially at $360. In a market where many people think that phones over $150-$200 on contract or  $300-$400+ off-contract are ridiculously expensive, I simply don’t see a $360 wrist-gizmo used to control what is basically in your other hand as being profitable, much less successful. I’ve seen more than a few similar wrist-gizmos come and go with barely any notice at all.  It’s always good to push tech in different directions, however.
        Time will tell. 

        1. Just a FYI, Motorola is making something similar. Was leaked on their website. Maybe this Android watch thing will be huge in the future…?

          1. I think the wrist-gizmo and this:
            will eventually converge to some degree. While “printable hardware” isn’t new (we’ve been doing it in labs to varying degrees of complexity and success for several years now) it hasn’t been anywhere close to commercially feasible. You aren’t going to see flexible, paper-thin phones in the next year or two, but I can definitely say that they are in the near future – within the next 5-10 years.
            As a side note, if you’ve ever seen a Rubik’s Magic puzzle, I’ve seen OLED screens in a very similar format – very cool.

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