Android Overload: Xperia Play Receives 4.0.2 Software Update, Microsoft Invests $605 In B&N’s Nook and More


Looks like we’ve got a healthy fixin’ of the Android Overload for you here tonight. These are all the stories form throughout our day that didn’t make it onto our front page — but because we like to keep our readers well informed, we posted them here for y’all. There’s always something here for everyone, so, pull up a chair and dig right in!

  • MIT creates glare-free, self cleaning, water repellent glass. [GigaOM]
  • Angry Birds is the fastest growing mobile game ever. Hits 50 million downloads in 35 days. [Rovio]
  • Hulu will eventually require users to provide proof of cable subscription. [TechCrunch]
  • Google Wave is now officially dead. RIP. [Engadget]
  • HTC One V will be priced at $300 contract-free in Canada. [MobileSyrup]
  • Entry-level Motorola MOTOLUXE coming to Canada in Q2. [MobileSyrup]
  • Microsoft invests $605 million in Nook. Bye, bye, Android? [Reuters]
  • Huawei flip flops. Wont be selling their chips to other manufacturers after all. [LightReading]
  • T-Mobile to launch the Huawei Prism on May 6th. Who needs the HTC One X? [TMoNews]
  • Verizon rolls out 4.0.2.E.0.57 (not Android 4.0) software update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. [VerizonSupport]
  • Oracle and Google await final verdict in Java copyrights case. [Wired]
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. I’m fine with Nook going Win8 if they make it a compelling device.

    1. I’m not. Android or go home!

  2. Your headline has a significant error.  “Microsoft invests $605 in B&N’s Nook”, so… that means they bought ~4 of them?

    1.  I’m sure they got them at cost, so they probably got 5 of ’em.  :-P

  3. Wow, I’m shocked as well! That’s a lot of single dollar bills! But how do people stick single dollar bills through their monitors? 

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