Android Overload: Qualcomm calls Apple’s FRAND negotiations a sham, Contre Jour now available for Android, and more


  • FTC says Apple and Google aren’t doing enough to protect privacy in kids apps. [Apple Insider]
  • Google News gets updated look for tablets along with support for gestures. [GoogleNewsBlog]
  • Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 shows the phone with Android Jelly Bean. So where’s the update? [Verizon]
  • 75% of all smartphones shipped were running Android. iOS? 14.9%. [IDC]
  • Contre Jour is a stylish new game now available for Android devices. [Google Play]
  • Samsung patents tiny, bright pixels for seamless foldable displays. [Engadget]
  • Google explains cause of Gmail and Chrome outage. Hint: it wasn’t Anonymous. [BGR]
  • Official Google Drive extension lets you save images to drive with a right click. [Google+]
  • AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 now receiving Ice Cream Sandwich. [Samsung]
  • Qualcomm calls out Apple. Calls their FRAND negotiations a sham, and says they should feel embarrassed. [Electronista]
  • MediaTek reveals quad-core Cortex A7 cpu’s coming inside upcoming smartphone releases. [AllThingsD]
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. It’s about time the industry starts ganging up on Apple as a whole!!!

  2. Oh my god I’m addicted to countre jour…. Well worth the money. This is like angry birds directed by Tim Burton…. (old Tim Burton before he started sucking)

  3. Google is doing more than Apple. While installing apps it tells you what the app is going to access. iJunk in the app store doesn’t. Apple doesn’t need to throw Google under the bus for this.

    1. I agree that Google is doing more than Apple but what they are doing isn’t likely enough in the eyes of the FTC. Can you really expect a child to read and understand permissions? He’ll sometimes adults don’t even know what the permissions really mean. Good parents have taught their kids what to look out for, but still not all of those kids are going to heed that warning.

      At any rate, I believe you still technically must be 13 to create a Google account and a Google account is required to access Play. So I’m sure in the eyes of Google they are doing everything required of them because no users should be under 13.

      1. Jelly bean gets really thorough about what the permissions mean. I don’t think you can say that about people not knowing what permissions do. If you can’t understand it in Jellybean, you probably shouldn’t have a smart phone in the 1st place. I’m not trying to be mean, but seriously?

        I mean I actually learned more about permissions from Jellybean. LoL!!

  4. Qualcomm and Samsung sticking it to Apple… more devs should too. Apple will be isolated and eventually would actually have to build their own components.


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