May 8th, 2012

CTIA is in full effect and along with that came droves of industry and app/developer related news. Since we couldn’t possible feature it all on our front page, we left the questionable ones here, in the Android Overload, for you guys to give the final verdict. If you find a gem, let us know!

  • Verizon’s 4G LTE “Double Data” promo will end on June 3rd. [DroidLife]
  • MasterCard introduces new PayPass Wallet Services. A slap to Google Wallet’s face. [Engadget]
  • Sony open sources music player and 8 Game extensions for Sony SmartWatch. [Sony]
  • More Facebook users visit the site via their smartphones vs computer. [Reuters]
  • Google controls which which AT&T devices receive updates? No. [SFGate]
  • State of Nevada approves Google’s self-driving cars. [Reuters]
  • HTC Rezound gets another leaked Ice Cream Sandwich build (3.14.605.5). [AndroidPolice]
  • Sony Hayabusa (LT29i) leaked in blurry pics. [PhoneArena]
  • US carriers want to move away from subsidies — but it will likely never happen. [WSJ via Reddit]
  • Verizon and Color sign exclusive HD video chat deal. [TalkAndroid]
  • Angry Birds made Rovio $106 million in 2011. [BGR]
  • Google calls for mistrial after jury says Android stole from Java in Oracle trial. [Wired]