Android Overload: Jelly Bean update for T-Mobile HTC One S enters beta testing, Acer preps $100 Iconia B1 tablet, and more


The Android Overload is where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page from throughout the day. 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 anything of interest.

  • HTC One S begins beta testing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. [TmoNews]
  • Apple makes another move away from Samsung, goes with Unimicron for upcoming chips instead of Samsung. [Electronista]
  • ROM Manager updated in the Play Store. Now allows for WiFi backups to your computer. [Google Play]
  • RIM announces Android “port-a-thon” set for January. Rewards developers for transferring Android apps to BB 10 OS. [Ubergizmo]
  • BuzzFeed takes advantage of YouTube’s new developer API in latest update. [Google Play]
  • Samsung reportedly planning to ship 390 million smartphones in 2013. [Ubergizmo]
  • Amazon Appstore offers up 15 “premium” Android apps for free as part of promotion. [Lifehacker]
  • Amazon Instant Video application now available for Google TV. Other Androids to follow? [GTVSource]
  • Toshiba Excite 7.7 Jelly Bean update rolling out (since Friday). Next up, Toshiba Excite 10 LE. [XDA]
  • FCC leaks Panasonic P-02E with 5-inch, 1080p display. [PhoneArena]
  • Source code released for Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) on Verizon Wireless. [Samsung]
  • Google officially extends Gmail phone calls for free throughout 2013. [GmailBlog]
  • Acer Iconia B1 is an upcoming $100 Android tab bound for China. [WSJ]
  • Marvell found guilty of patent infringement. Must pay up $1.17 billion in damages (figure likely to be adjusted). [GigaOM]
  • Leak hints at LTE compatible Samsung Galaxy S3 for T-Mobile (SGH-T999L). [PhoneArena]
  • Problems with Google Music streaming censored versions of your music? Select “fix incorrect match” to select your original tunes. [Engadget]
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. Might wanna fix this: “Google officially extends Gmail phone calls for free throughout 2103.” Should be 2013, but hey, I’d be happy if Google was that committed to the program.

  2. So, what I take away from this article:
    1 Apple is still playing dirty because they can’t win by simply making a better product.
    2 RIM is still trying to stay afloat by using Android as a flotation device and I’m ok well that as it shows humility.
    3 Acer is trying to see just how low you can go in the tablet price arena. Honestly, they may be able to pull it off as long as it’s not a shitty processor and has a gig of RAM.

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