Android Overload: Boot2Gecko – Android’s Open Source Competition Is Pictured, HP TouchPad Receiving CM9 Nightlies and More


We got jam packed Android Overload for you tonight. If you’re new around these parts, this is the place where we stash all the little news bites we’ve come across from throughout our day — the ones that didn’t get featured on our front page — in hopes that you’ll find something of interest. As a pretty big Android gamer, you guys should check out the link for Demolition Inc coming soon to Tegra devices. I know, Tegra exclusives suck, but it’s just one more reason to pick up the HTC One X when it launches later this year. Right?

  • LightSquared now proposes spectrum swap deal with the USDOD. [IntoMobile]
  • Nova Launcher updated. Adds scrollable widgets and improved performance. [XDA]
  • Fujitsu has a few tablets on its 2012 roadmap, including what could be a Transformer Prime challenger. [Androinica]
  • NTT DoCoMo has launched two new waterproof Androids from Sharp, the Aquos SH-06D and the Medias Tab N-06D. [DoCoMo]
  • The AT&T Galaxy Note does not support AWS (1700MHz) for HSPA+. Sorry T-Mobile subscribers. [Engadget]
  • Samsung Stratosphere back to $99 at Verizon, offered with BOGO deal. [VzBuzz]
  • Is the tablet the new babysitter? The tablet has become a fancy toy for the kids of 70 percent of US owners. [Nielsen]
  • HP TouchPad begins receiving Nightlies as an official CyanogenMod supported device. [Liliputing]
  • First look at the open source competition. Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko. [ArsTechnica]
  • Demolition Inc coming to the Nvidia Tegra Zone in March. [Tegra Zone]
  • FTC warns Apple/Google more must be done to protect children who use apps. [LATimes]
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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