Mar 5th, 2013

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.

  • Google Play Store officially turns 1 year old today. Celebrates with an all week long app sale that’s… kind of a snoozer. [GooglePlay]
  • Improving Google TV: Pinning videos and music for offline viewing. [GTVSource]
  • Japanese courts rule that Samsung is abusing the FRAND patent process. [Electronista]
  • Pandora will compete directly with radio stations on advertising services after gaining access to $14 billion radio ad sales market. [Bloomberg]
  • HTC’s “Ultrapixel” camera tech and “BlinkFeed” could make it’s way to mid-range devices later this year as well. [HTCSource]
  • Android apps leak less personal information about its users than iOS apps. [AppleInsider]
  • Google begins testing same-day delivery. Steps into Amazon territory. [Reuters]
  • Google joins NFC Forum’s board of directors. [TNW]
  • Sprint encourages customers to unlock old handsets and use them on their prepaid/MVNO networks. [BGR]
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 may feel more premium than the Galaxy S3 — more than likely still plastic. [CNET]
  • Sprint announces “Bring Your Own Sprint Device” program for unlocking old Sprint phones for use on MVNOs like Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Details still unclear on exactly which devices will be “eligible” but this is epic. [Sprint]
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