Android Overload: Man Carves Phone Dock Into Prosthetic Arm, Amazon Could Sell 5 Million Kindle Fires and More


Greetings, Phandroids! So many stories pass our way that it would be nearly impossible to write them all up. But for those that almost slipped through the cracks, we gathered them here for you, in the Android Overload. We felt these stories deserved a final once-over, before getting lost in the internet abyss, so have a look around. Find something that strikes your fancy? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Have a great night!

  • Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE launching tomorrow in South Korea. [SammyHub]
  • Handicapped man carves smartphone dock into prosthetic arm. [TelegraphUK]
  • U.S. government requests for Google’s user data jumps 29%. [Gizmodo]
  • Analyst says Amazon could sell 5 million Kindle Fires this holiday season. [BGR]
  • LG’s mobile division is in hot water. Lower than expected quarterly losses. [Reuters]
  • HTC Explorer (Pico) passes through the FCC. [WirelessGoodness]


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. hardware on gs2 hd lte shouldve been used for the GN. chassis design is also sexier on the gs2 hd lte.

  2. The cell phone in arm thing sounds amazing

    1. Seriously. Good on that guy for being creative.

      Prosthetics nowadays are getting to the point that they’re almost better than what we’re born with. Time to go hit the ol’ LIMB clinic, I guess.

    2. Dude better be careful when he gets a call or he’ll put an eye out too…

  3. people still use Nokia phones?

    1. Everyone except America, yes.

  4. As usual those greedy fruitbags at apple missed a major chance at doing something groundbreaking, good for Nokia!

  5. Apple refused to co-operate? Unbelievable! o_O

    1. What do you mean unbelievable?

      It is very believable.

      This is a company that doesn’t even respect the basic concept of ownership. Apple owns your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Not you. Apple believes it is qualified to decide what ideas you should be exposed to.

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