Android Overload: Verizon Extending Free HotSpot Through July, Starbucks App Now Available and More


News was kind of all over the place today. While the Phandroid team is working hard at bringing you rich feature content and unique perspectives on the world of Android, there are always these little things that slip through the cracks. The very reason we have Android Overload. Just because I don’t get a rat’s butt about the newly released Starbucks app doesn’t mean there isn’t a caffeine junkie out there who does. Have a great night everyone!

  • Verizon extends free HotSpot feature for Thunderbolt, Charge and Samsung Mobile Hotspot through July 6th [Droid-Life]
  • Starbucks app is now available in the Android Market.
  • Samsung Mesmerize gets EE19 update on US Cellular. Mostly bugfixes.
  • Android powered LG C729 passes through the FCC. Another budget T-Mobile phone. [PocketNow]
  • ZTE will release a new tablet, the Light Plus, featuring a 7-inch display and Android Gingerbread. [GPSandCo]
  • The HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa are headed to Singapore this month.
  • A SIM-free version of the Motorola Atrix will land in the UK via MobiFun on August 2nd for £489.99.
  • As Vodafone’s HTC Sensation exclusive ends, O2 and Orange are set to release on the handset on July 8th. [UnwiredView]
  • Google has launched Russian support for Google Translate.
  • The FCC has helped us uncover the Huawei X1 U8180 GaGa. [Unwired View]
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. I think that, as a Verizon customer, it’s great that they’re extending the free hotspot, although, I wonder how much of the extension involves marketing, and how much involves research into security and detection of tethering via root-access-only apps, such as Wireless Tether For Root Users, but It certainly is nice to see them extend the free tethering yet again.

  2. The Starbucks app is 8.9M, with no SD support? Seriously?
    And, it seems, not available in Canada? Seriously?


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