Android Overload: Google Play Services v1.0 Launched, Samsung Claiming Jury Misconduct In Patent Trial, Apple Disagrees, and More


  • Android devices “offiicially” infringe on 17 Apple and Microsoft patents. 6 in the last 3 months. What? [CultofMac]
  • Mathematician Shen Ye successfully predicted Google Play Store’s 25 billion download. [CNET]
  • Foursquare updated brings back Nearby Friends view, can see which friends have been to specific places. [Play Store]
  • Google Play services v1.0 has launches for developers. Integrates Google services into apps. [AndroidDevelopers]
  • Google Play Services is now live on the Google Play Store. It’s a pretty cool game (read Play comments). [Play Store]
  • Samsung wants billion dollar verdict overturned on the basis of jury misconduct. Apple says Samsung’s claims are “baseless” and “frivolous.” [Electronista]
  • 47-inch LG 3D Google TV sells out. 55-inch discounted $1,000 is all that remains. [Amazon]
  • Bell Canada’s LTE network expanded in BC and Alberta. Now reaches 19 million Canadians. [MobileSyrup]
  • What’s Samsung got planned for their October 11th press event? Could be the Samsung Galaxy Music. [SammyHub]
  • Help make the Google Play Store a better place. Report issue #6279670 for deleting old apps from “My Apps” section. [Google Play Support]
  • Redbox and Verizon team up to bring steaming movies to customers this holiday season. Looks to challenge Netflix. [Bloomberg]
  • Amazon wants court to throw out Apple’s false advertising claim over use of “app store” name. [Reuters]
  • Ultimate Custom Clock Widget (UCCW) gets searchable skins/themes in the Google Play Store.
  • Koodo Mobile Canada offering $200 credit to switch from Wind to their network. [MobileSyrup]
  • Mediatek plans quad-core chips for entry-level devices in early 2013. [UnwiredView]
  • Bank of America testing new feature for mobile users. Lets users scan an image for easy purchases. [Reuters]
  • Make your beautiful Android phone into an iPhone 5 with this iOS launcher because you cray. [Play Store]
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. Issue reported.
    Good initiative!

    BTW, have you heard about Samsung’s very likely upcoming victory in Germany?
    As it looks like I can’t post a link, just Google “samsungs new prior art likely to trump”

  2. lol, some of the the user reviews at:

    (the google play services app)
    are hilarious!!!

    Can’t beat the level 8 boss! Best book I’ve ever read! Stuck on level 7!

    1. lol have you seen this one XD
      Great sellerA++++++ package arrived quick and in top condition. Would purchase from again. Thanks again.
      not sure if they thought they were on ebay or actually meant to write this lol

  3. Samsung’s at it again. They going to f..k up their appeal process before it even starts. Why not just appeal, and gather all your claims and evidence methodically for the process?!

    1. That’s how an appeal starts. All companies do this. This is business 101. Read up.

  4. Interviews by jurors are proof enough of misconduct.

    1. All Samsung’s lawyers really need to do is fire up a projector and load up that interview of the jury foreman. That took the trial to a whole other level of stupid, in my opinion.

  5. UCCW update was the best one!

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