Dec 18th, 2012

The Android Overload is the place where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our illustrious front page. But, just because they weren’t featured doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone, so take a look around and let us know if you find any gems. Oh, and I already posted the warning below but you may wanna stay away from the comment section of that Apple Insider article. That is, unless you wanna rage. Night, folks.

  • Facebook’s working on a new sexting app. Time to start working out! [ReadWrite]
  • Sony Yuga pictured again, nothing new but still sexy. [Mobile-Review]
  • Oppo shows off a few sample shots taken from the Oppo Find 5 with Sony Exmor RS sensor. [XperiaBlog]
  • Google and FTC are close to making a deal. Investigation could end as soon as this week. [WSJ]
  • Motorola to end relationship with Foxconn to manufacturer handsets. Will sign a deal with Flextronics to make only mid to high-end smartphones. [Digitimes]
  • Solid Explorer finally leaves beta. Is now a $2 paid application. [Google Play]
  • Google Play launches “Surprise Calendar” offering real-world deals for downloading apps. [Google Play]
  • Verizon announces new 4G LTE markets going live on Dec. 20th — Arizona being a huge one. [Verizon Wireless]
  • Sony updates users on Jelly Bean schedule for a handful of devices. [SonyMobile]
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 US models added to CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies. [CyanogenMod]
  • Instagram reveals changes to Terms of Service going live in January. They own all your ‘grams. [InstagramBlog]
  • Android poised to completely “take over the smartphone market.” [AppleInsider] (Try to avoid reading the comments)
  • Eric Schmidt heads to Europe to speak with the EU over antitrust concerns. [NewYorkTimes]
  • Lookout identifies new Android malware dubbed SpamSoldier. Sends “barrage” of SMS messages without user’s consent. [LookoutBlog]
  • Tumblr for Android updated with tablet support, just no landscape mode. [Google Play]