Android Overload: Linaro Boosts Android Performance by Up To 100%, LG Optimus Elite on Virgin Mobile Gets Root, and More


Alright, we managed to dig up a few interesting stories for you guys to take a look at, here in the Android Overload. These are all the Google, mobile, carrier and industry related items that didn’t make it onto our front page, but we still felt deserved a look at. The most interesting? Well, how about that Linaro toolchain that was able to boost Android benchmark scores by as high as 100% in some cases. While, benchmarks don’t always directly translate into real world, end-user speed, that’s nothing to sneeze at. Hopefully Google can implement some of that code in Jelly Bean (or future updates to Ice Cream Sandwich). Have a good night, everyone!

  • Linaro toolchain boosts Android performance by 30-100%. [ArsTechnica]
  • AT&T interested in Verizon’s 700MHz lower B block spectrum. [FierceWireless]
  • Kickstarter project lets you turn off appliances using an app and “Elphi” smartplug. [Kickstarter]
  • New Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build leaks for the HTC Rezound. [XDA]
  • The sun sets for Sprint’s iDEN network June of next year. Carrier makes room for LTE. [BGR]
  • UK reopens investigation into Google’s WiFi snooping Google Street View program. [Yahoo]
  • Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite receives root method. [AndroidPolice]
  • Samsung is building a social network to take on Facebook. [KoreaTimes]
  • Apple’s new Maps icon for iOS 6 wants to drive you off an overpass. [Gizmodo]
  • Flirting app Skout bans underage users after 3 teens were raped. [NYT]
  • Beginners guide to creating Android apps (step by step with pics). [XDA]
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. +1 for the Linaro news! Great to read that.

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