Android Overload: Flipboard for Android Spotted On GS3, Google Lost Money With Android In 2010 and More


Well, folks. It looks like Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally over and it was a fun ride. There was still a little tidbits of news leftover from throughout the day and if you’re interested, you came to the right place. This here is the Android Overload. Enjoy.

  • Motorola Cliq 2 finally receives official Gingerbread update for T-Mobile. [Motorola]
  • Samsung will sell the Galaxy S III in Mobile Pin pop-up glass shops across London (hopefully stateside as well). [Engadget]
  • Zagg now offers warranties for unlocked smartphones. 2-year coverage for $100 ($60 deductible). [ZAGG]
  • Android 4.0 source code now available for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch and 7-inch versions. [AndroidPolice]
  • Flipboard for Android spotted on the Galaxy S III. [Mashable]
  • Qualcomm offering up $50,000 if you can game on a tablet for 26 hours. [Qualcomm]
  • Judge says Google lost money from Android in 2010. [ChicagoTribune/Reuters]
  • More malicious apps found in the Google Play Store. Turns phones into zombies. [ArsTechnica]
  • Mastercard now supports HTC One X and 16 other phones. [Engadget]
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. Isn’t the point of Android to keep you within the Google ecosystem? Yeah, I suppose with the Market…err..Play, there is direct income involved, but I would imagine that most of Android’s revenue is indirect. For example, how many people switched to Gmail because of their phone? How much money do those users generate in ad revenue?

  2. $20,000. and have to be cali resident

  3. Is it just me or are some of the links on Android Overload usually redirected to ”
    Sorry, no posts matched your criteria. ” for the rest too?

    1. This happens all the time. Instead of linking to an outside source, the link goes nowhere in phandroid. :(

    2. The problem is, for whatever reason, they put the address of this webpage right before the address to the webpage they’re trying to link to. Look up in the URL bar. You’ll see the exact same html address for this page, followed immediately by the html address for the linked website, leading to the “no posts matched” error. I really don’t get how they can screw this up so much, and so often…

      1. Yeah funny it happens that often. Never bothered to check the address bar even though I would normally spot that, thanks for the heads up! beats googling the subject for a hit! :D

  4. Zagg offers warranty for unlocked smart phones. $100 for two years and $60 deductible? Squaretrade gave me one for my Nexus S for two years, $70 and NO deductible. Try again, Zagg.

    1. You sir did not read the fine print:

      Read under buy now it says “a $99 deductible applies to ALL claims”.
      So (ST)$125 for 2 years and $99 deductible on all claims vs (Zagg)$99 for 2 years and $59 deductible for cracked screen and water damage and no deductible for software issues, defects, battery or buttons?

      Im sorry but I think Zagg has a great thing going here MUCH better than SquareTrade

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