Android Overload: T-Mobile offering Nexus 4 for $50, another Galaxy S2 now receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 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.

  • Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G) now receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. [SamMobile]
  • Get on board the Android train. Enthusiast creates Android train out of collectibles, LEGO and trains parts. [Google+]
  • Epiphany onE Puck lets you charge your phones using a hot or cold drink. [Kickstarter]
  • Google working on $82 million airplane facility at San Jose airport. [Gizmodo]
  • After living with BlackBerry 10 for a week, I went back to Android. [ReadWrite]
  • OUYA promising quick approval process for games in its app store. [Engadget]
  • Sheldon from Big Bang Theory prefers Android. [Imgur]
  • T-Mobile wises up. Offers the Nexus 4 for $50 with a 2-year agreement (limited time offer). [T-Mobile]
  • Run Android apps and games on your Windows desktop/laptop with WindowsAndroid. [DroidGamers]
  • Will Android’s rise lead to Apple’s demise? [Forbes]
  • “Band with Professionals” shut down by LinkedIn. [AllThingsD]
  • Cartoon Wars: Blade now available in the Play Store from Gamevil. [Google Play]
  • Top 5 traps of Kingdom Conquest 2. [ThePocketPlayers]
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth and Anomaly Korea only $2 (50% off) for a limited time. [Google Play]
  • Parkour running “Vector” now available for free in the Play Store. [Google Play]
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. i don’t read anything from Gizmodo

    1. Me either because they never have original content anymore. They are nothing but a reddit repost factory now.

  2. Chris im I’m nyc still need my daily dose, thanks

  3. For Christ sake is phandroid ALLERGIC to proofreading?

    1. Is Urkel allergic to everything under the sun?

      1. Phandroid can’t proofread and you think I am black…brilliant.

        1. When did I assume u were black? I thought it was just an analogy…. Great job looking like a douche

          1. Oops I am blond I just realized you were agreeing with me..sorry man

          2. All is well friend lol

          3. I am an idiot oops

  4. I’m sad to leave Motorola but after the Galaxy S2 receiving jelly bean and and all other Motorola products being left behind, I’m glad in went Nexus. Soon I will leave Verizon. Especially since they left us Galaxy Nexus people in the dust after declaring it end of line. I’ve had it with their sorry asses. My Nexus 4 will prevail!

    1. Good move

  5. That onE Puck thing is lame. I guarantee it uses a Thermometric cooler, and I also guarantee it will produce nearly no power for your phone. They are really inefficient at generating power from heat differences.

  6. Sheldon uses an iphone. He always has. That is just a prop.

  7. Windows Android runs VERY well! Bluestacks never worked well but this is insane!

  8. So um… Yea… Why did Cartoon Wars: Blade ask for root on my Nexus 7? I think I’ll be emailing the developer and letting them know of this. This doesn’t seem normal. It could be something with my ROM. But it’s good to let people know of these things.

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