Android Overload: HTC DNA commercial fails to mention 1080p display, AT&T to introduce LTE-Advance in 2013, and more


  • Space Hunter 3D Lite now available for Android. [Google Play]
  • AT&T sold 6 million smartphones in October and November. [GigaOM]
  • AT&T could start rolling out their LTE-Advanced network during last half of 2013. [FierceWireless]
  • Google Voice updated in the Play Store. Fixes delayed SMS bug and more. [Google Play]
  • Google Translate updated in the Play Store. Adds Chinese, Japanese, and Korean recognition and more. [Google Play]
  • Gameloft’s Heroes of Order & Chaos now available in the Play Store. [Google Play]
  • Instagram/Twitter feud escalates. Instagram blocks pics from being viewed on Twitter. [WashingtonPost]
  • Dropbox updated in the Play Store. Now allows for moving of files and folders. [Google Play]
  • Dish to start selling mobile phones (and possibly wireless service) at Blockbuster stores. [Bloomberg]
  • Rhapsody SongMatch now available for Android. Tag and easily add music to your collection. [Google Play]
  • Google brings indoor maps Germany. with more European locations to follow. [Engadget]
  • Verizon uploads first HTC Droid DNA video. Makes no mention of its 1080p full HD display. [YouTube]
  • US Army releases Sgt Star: Army’s Virtual Guide for Android. It’s like Siri for the Army. [GooglePlay]
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. Does Blockbuster still exist?

    1. They are an endangered species.

    2. You beat me to that one. I was pretty surprised, as well. The only one I see has been closed for a couple of years and the space is still unrented.

  2. not sure the DNA needs to say it has 1080p considering how many people on here blasted phones for even THINKING of having a 1080p screen.

    I’m not sure why ATT is bothering with LTE when google stated LTE is a bust anyways with Nexus 4 and again, people on here were whining in agreement with mothership Goog.

    1. LTE is a bust? You’re on crack

      1. I think he was adding some humor

    2. ok they could simply mention true hd screen but something about the screen would satisfy lol.

  3. I actually think not mentioning that the display is full HD 1080p is a big mistake of HTC, this is the one feature that differentiates this device from any competitor. I mean look at Apple, who are the champions of marketing, but are obviously running out of innovation, but Apple even advertised their new headphones. Everything that can set you apart in a positive way must be communicated to the consumer, why else pay for the ad space if your awareness isn’t strong enough to make a mental impact?

    1. Exactly. They could have said “Retina-killing 1080p display” and showed the iPhone screen shattering. That would have been great. O_o

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