Android Overload: Paranoid Android fixes Nexus 4’s washed out colors, HTC 603e could be the upcoming G2, and more


The Android Overload is where we feature the biggest news stories from throughout the day (see above video), as well as 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 anything of interest.

  • First Ubuntu phones will hit stores in October with several carriers interested in the mobile platform. Could Android be in trouble? [CNET]
  • New Paranoid Android kernel fixes Nexus 4’s washed out color woes. [Google+]
  • Chinese HTC 603e could be the follow up to the HTC One SU. [Engadget]
  • Samsung and EA team up to bring more titles to the Samsung Apps store. [Reuters]
  • One more LG video, this time teasing a “breakthrough” and “unlimited possibilities” for MWC 2013. [YouTube]
  • Monster Rivals now available in the Play Store. It’s like Street Fighter meets Pokemon. [Google Play]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Canada (Bell) now receiving multi-window update. [AndroidForums]
  • Google acquires e-commerce Channel Intelligence for $125 million. [TechCrunch]
  • Google ads coming soon to Yahoo. [AllThingsD]
  • Google enhances AdWords to better target mobile. [GoogleAdWords]
  • Sony Xperia SP (C530X) pictured in the wild. [XperiaBlog]
  • Hit the slopes with Google Maps. Now mapping ski resorts. [GoogleLatLong]
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.7.0 update detailed. Multiplayer, servers, new menus and more. [DroidGamers]
  • HTC and PlayStation Mobile’s free game of the week is Aqua Kitty. [HTCBlog]
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 now receiving Jelly Bean in South Korea. [SammyHub]
  • Pink Samsung Galaxy Note 2 appears in Taiwan. Coming soon to other markets? [UnwiredView]
  • Google Maps Street View now available on the Wii U. [TheVerge]
  • Apple, Samsung, and HTC still dominate smartphone market share in the US. [ComScore]
  • Double Fine Adventure and The Cave coming to the OUYA. [Polygon]
  • Vizio Co-Star gets updated to Google TV version 3. [GTVSource]
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. You really can’t beat the support, thanks mojang!

  2. Love the video edition of Android Overload!

  3. It’s nice that the Paranoid Android is mentioned for fixing the colors on the Nexus 4 but the Faux123 kernel gives you controls for color and gamma that fixes the washed out colors on the Nexus 4 and it had this feature way before Paranoid Android implemented it into their kernel.

    I give credit to the Paranoid Android team for calibrating the colors and gamma in the kernel so users don’t have to do calibrate it them selves but I think Faux123 also deserves credit for being the first to let Nexus 4 owners mess with the colors/gamma via sliders which let us fix the washed out screen on the Nexus 4 first.

  4. great vid, funny seeing your dog messing about in the beginning.

    1. Had to edit out the part where he started humping the blankets -_-

  5. Most people probably can’t even pronounce Ubuntu.

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