Android Overload: Amazon’s Profits Down 58%, LG Smartphone Profits Up After 6 Quarter Losing Streak and More


Howdy, y’all. Seeing how it’s impossible for us to write up everything that comes our way throughout the day, we’ve got the Android Overload. It’s here we gather all these stories into a refreshing pool for you to take a dip into. So splash around and let me know if you find anything interesting. I thought the one where the Samsung Exhibit II passed through the FCC again was sort of strange. Thoughts?

  • Amazon’s sales up 35%. Profit is down 58%. [Amazon]
  • LG’s finally shows profit from smartphone division after 6 quarter losing streak. [Reuters]
  • Samsung Exhibit 2 (T769) passes through the FCC again? [FCC]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note headed to Bell Canada. [Bell]
  • Sony Xperia S pushed back to March in the UK. [Play]
  • Japan’s KDDI to carry Sharp’s unique Infobar C02. Candybar-style device with physical number keys. [Electronista]
  • ShopKick helped partners generate $110m in revenue in 2010.
  • Samsung in hot water in Europe over 3G FRAND patent lawsuits. [ArsTechnica]
  • T-Mobile FamilyWhere app updated in the Android Market.
  • New Nook coming this Spring. May or may not be Android. [Cnet]
  • ARM CEO says Windows 8 may have an advantage over Android. [Cnet]
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. LG needs to start updating their phones in a timely manner.

    1. I think it’s their UI that’s the biggest problem. If they could just make all of their phones stock — Android users would have a brand to turn to if they want their devices vanilla..

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