Dec 19th, 2012

The Android Overload is the place where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our 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.


  • Google Play Books updated with pinch-to-zoom and read aloud feature. [Google Play]
  • PayPal updated with landcape mode and customized payment preferences. [Google Play]
  • Wunderlist 2 now available for Android. Fully redesigned to-do app. [Google Play]
  • Google Field Trip now available in the UK. [Google Play]
  • Twist now available for Android. Gives friends ETA’s for meetups. [Google Play]
  • Photo sharing app Flock — from the makers of Bump — now available for Android. [Google Play]

Everything else

  • Google brings the entire book of Genesis and the Ten Commandments to the cloud. [Google]
  • Microsoft and Motorola are millions of dollars apart in their valuations of key patents from law suit. [Reuters]
  • Android may have the market share, but here’s why Apple’s App Store pulls in more revenue. [Wired]
  • Huawei Ascend D2 “Dream Phone” pictured with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera and 3,000mAh battery. [GSMArena]
  • Sprint announces 6 new LTE markets. [Sprint]
  • Brazil gets the IGB Electronic SA “IPHONE”… and it runs Android. [MacRumors]
  • Red Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 coming soon. [SamMobile]
  • Sprint’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Clearwire will give it more spectrum than either AT&T or Verizon. [Quartz]
  • China is the single largest Android market with the US comign in a close 2nd. [Informa]
  • Study claims that MMS ads are 230 times more effective than in-app ads. [PandoDaily]
  • Samsung drops law suits to ban Apple products in Europe. [Reuters]
  • ITC judge ruled Motorola’s patent cannot be asserted against Apple. [Reuters]
  • Facebook will introduce video ads in use’s news feed in both the app and online — possibly with autoplay. [AdAge]