Android Overload: Google Exec Says Chrome OS and Android Will Converge, HTC One V Outed For Virgin Mobile, and More


Greetings and salutations, ladies and gentleman. You’ve made it into another episode of the Android Overload. This is the place where we stash all of the articles from throughout our day that didn’t make it onto our front page. More than likely, you’ll find a few tidbits to pique your interest so, have a look around and let me know what you think.

  • Samsung Conquer 4G gets small OTA update to fix bugs. [Sprint]
  • Google exec says he sees gradual convergence between Chrome OS and Android. [Electronista]
  • Lenovo to release new IdeaTab S2109 in June for $350. [Press Release | YouTube]
  • Lenovo launches Intel powered Android smartphone for China. [BriefMobile]
  • Dual-core Mod for HTC EVO 4G LTE kicks things up another notch. [XDA]
  • HTC One V outed for Virgin Mobile via leaked ROM. [BriefMobile]
  • Anodizing aluminum explained by the Engineer Guy in quick video. [YouTube]
  • 10 reasons for developers to make apps for Android before iOS. [MarketingPilgrim]


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 wonder how Android and Chrome will converge. I can’t see Google dropping the Android brand.

  2. How do you converge Chrome OS & Android. They’re two different philosophies. Chrome is a browser based OS where everything is run from the cloud. Android is a traditional OS where apps reside on the device.

    The closest thing you can get to convergence is to put one’s GUI on the other.

    1. Probably by dual-booting them somehow, in the same way Canonical wants to do it with Ubuntu and Android:


      1. Dual booting isn’t converging. It’s running two separate OS’s.

        1. I think it has something to do with the upcoming direction ChromeOS is going where its more like a traditional windows style OS.

  3. Well they already changed the android market to play store. So I’m sure there getting ready to make em chrome play phones or something. I’m sure they’ve gotta be paying some bit to use android because droid comes from star wars. I’m sure I could be wrong though!

    1. The word android predates Star Wars and is a common word that can’t be trademarked. It was never used in Start Wars. The term used in Start Wars is Droid, which means Verizon might be paying a fee to use the trademark, but Google wouldn’t have to.

      I could see them eventually changing the name to Google Mobile or some such thing. The Android name has tech/sci fi connotations that might turn some people off.

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