Android Overload: Odroid-X Features Quad-Core Exynos Processor for $130, Verizon GS3 Locked Bootloader Bypassed, and More


We’re getting close to the end of the week, and as we wind down our day, we have the Android Overload. These are all the news articles that have accumulated from throughout the day, but didn’t quite make it onto our front page. Lots of app updates, releases and miscellaneous Android/Google/mobile related news. There’s always a few good left overs in here. Let me point your attention to the article from The Atlantic where Judge Posner talks about America’s broken patent system. Good read.

  • Boeing 787’s now outfitted with ARM-based Android touch displays. [VR-Zone]
  • MTV Networks “Futurama Head-In-A-Jar Creator” now available in the Google Play Store.
  • Watch Comicon from the comfort of your couch using these helpful Google TV/Android apps. [GoogleTVBlog]
  • Nice list of apps not compatible with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. [Reddit]
  • Google CEO Larry Paige is recovering. Back in the office. [Reuters]
  • NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra apps now available in the Google Play Store.
  • Judge Posner shares his thoughts on why there are too many patents in America. [TheAtlantic]
  • WiFi direct getting a revamp with greater focus on ease of use. [PCWorld]
  • Nielsen report shows Android still growing faster than iOS. [Nielsen]
  • Developers figure out how to bypass Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3’s bootloader. [XDA]
  • Team Win Recovery updated to 2.2. [XDA]
  • FBI investigates ZTE over selling Iran surveillance equipment. [Reuters]
  • ZTE teases one of the world’s “most advanced gaming smartphones.” Built in controller? [Twitter]
  • Odroid-X development board brings a quad-core Exynos processor to developers for $130. [Geek]
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 hate how the ROBOTO font looks so ugly on my screen.
    Image how it looks on my screen:

    1. Same here!!

  2. Holy cow. I thought the last font was bad…this one doesn’t even render properly.

    1. Good article by Posner. We need to clone him.

  3. the nbc apps are compatible on my S3. what gives

  4. The font shows up as Arial and it looks great on my computer…

  5. Day off for Phandroid today?

  6. I use the Phandroid app and I’ve never had an issue with the font…. And with that said this looks way better than any Google tv or that weird ball thing they released. This will be me next media center control board

  7. Font looks fine on my GNEX.

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