Android Overload: Carrier IQ Is Not The Bad Guy, Gingerbread Now Baked Into 50% Of Android Devices and More


Good evenin’ to ya, Phandroids. It’s time for another episode of the Android Overload where you get to pick up all the Android related news scraps from throughout our day. Since it would be impossible to feature all of these on our front page, we’ve tucked them away here. For you to enjoy and comment on what you found the most interesting out of the bunch.

  • Carrier IQ isn’t the bad guy — it’s the carriers. [BriefMobile]
  • Google getting looking to challenge Amazon Prime with “1-day” delivery. [WSJ]
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread now running on 50% of devices. [AndroidDevelopers]
  • Germany jumps the gun. Launches Galaxy Nexus early. [Engadget]
  • AT&T’s LTE network unofficially live in NYC. [MobileCrunch]
  • German government worried about T-Mobile’s fate. [Reuters]
  • Mall in Chicago gets treated to Carly (T-Mobile girl). [TMonews]
  • FIFA 2012 available exclusively for Xperia Play. Other devices in 2012. [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. “FIFA 2012 available exclusively for Xperia Play. Other devices in 2012” good to know i hate those tactics (exclusive bullshit) i go with PES :)

  2. What an ugly shot of Carly…

    1. “Hail T-Mobile!”

      1. No I mean that ugly elbow just ruined all my fantasies.

        1. But think of the possibilities!

  3. i guess my LG Thrill is the 50% that doesn’t have 2.3

  4. Mmmmmmmm, carly…..

  5. Carrer IQ is beneficial is used properly. Ask people what they think about (insert carrier here) and they will tel you that it drops calls. Ask them details, such as “where where you? what time of day was it? What was the signal strenth (not bars, but db)? What else was running on your phone?” and I bet you will get a blank stare. Calling the carrier and saying “my phone drops phone calls” is as useful as relative calling you and telling you the internet is broken. If you have every fixed a computer problem for family, you know how detailed those calls.
    I think that it has been poorly presented to people. I haven’t seen a detailed description from the carriers on what exactly is being sent.

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