Android Overload: Samsung Plans Own Mobile Ad Platform, LightSquared Could Be Filing For Bankruptcy And More


In case you’re new around here, you have just entered into the world famous Android Overload. This is the one place you can always turn, when you have an insatiable appetite for even more things Android. Since not every story that comes our way is published to our front page, we place them here. So, that you, out readers, can give them the final once over before we toss them out into the seas of the world wide webs. Find something interesting? Let us know!

  • Gmail for Android gets a minor upgrade, likely security-enhancing and bug-fixing. [Google Play Store]
  • Google Maps Street View gets “action bar” for Android 4.0+ devices. [Google Play Store]
  • Court sides with Apple over technical terms to be used in patent fight with Samsung. [Reuters]
  • LightSquared considers filing for bankruptcy. [WSJ]
  • Samsung begins mass production of super high-speed UHS-1 microSD cards. [SammyHub]
  • Marvel AR now available. Takes Marvel super heroes into the 3rd dimension. [Google Play Store]
  • Comics by Comixology has been revamped and overhauled in latest update. [Google Play Store]
  • iDrive allows you to access your Google Docs as if stored natively on your desktop. [iDrive]
  • 40% of teens want an iPhone, not an Android device. [AllThingsD]
  • Developer Papermill says Android users are less willing to pay for premium apps. [TheVerge]
  • Samsung plans mobile ad platform to rival Google and Apple. [BGR]
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. Most high school students in my area don’t even know smartphones other than iPhones exist. I’d say about 70% of my high school owns an iPhone based on my observations. Monkey see, monkey do. When I ask them why they got iPhones rather than Android or Windows Phones, they give me a blank stare. Heck, they even believe iPhones dominate in terms of market share.

    1. Most kids are dumb. I know because I used to be one :D

      1. Dumb kid makes a dumb adult.

        Although you’re right, most adults are dumb. :)

  2. I’m part of the 60%! Honestly, at my school, I’d say it’s 40% Android, 40% iPhone, and 10% other (non-smart phone).

    1. LOL. At what grade they teach percentages these days?

  3. LightSquared thinking about filing for bankruptcy is no surprise.

  4. Wasn’t there just another story saying Android users were the least cheap? Lol. I block out all ads on free app, however if there’s a paid alternative without ads I will buy it. I don’t know how that’s cheap..lol

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