Android Overload: Netflix shutting down public API program, Android mobile usage surpasses Apple, and more


Welcome to your weekend Android Overload, where we bring you all the stories that didn’t make it to our homepage! It has been an awesome week so let’s jump straight into today’s news.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 to feature floating touch and Green PHOLED material AMOLED display [SamMobile]
  • Netflix closing down public API program [Netflix]
  • Android mobile usage surpasses Apple’s [The Motley Fool]
  • Check out the OldSchool Battery Widget – battery widgets from classic games [Google Play]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with LTE caught at Bluetooth SIG [IntoMobile]
  • Here are all your favorite social networks explained [Gizmodo]
  • Fake Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini available from China for $65 [IntoMobile]
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  1. ..Indicating that Android users have become more acclimated with using their devices for mobile computing.. Who the eff is this guy trying to kid!? I remember when I first bought my Motorola Droid, developers were on the front lines, finding ways to push all the power out of android that they could to be a laptop replacement! Mobile computing is to android as supreme is to kizzle; it just works…

  2. So does the netflix one mean no new devices from new manufactures? Meaning New manufactures aren’t allowed to have a netfix streaming app? If that is what it means that does suck. Which begs the question will LG be allowed to have a netflix app on their webos tv?

    1. it means the only way to watch Netflix is thru the official Netflix apps. This is shutting down their API which allowed 3rd parties to create apps to utilize Netflix streaming.

      1. 3rd party apps weren’t allowed streaming anyway. The only apps using this were apps that could do things like add a movie to your queue. More useful when Netflix was a dvd by mail company.

        1. Good point… all I could think of was Flixster being able to view my old queue… and yeah, definitely… useless feature if you’re streaming only.

  3. There’s no limit to iSheep stupidity. Is there any logic in this comment: “The fact that Android surpassed iOS in terms of shipment means that it
    only started selling better, not that it suddenly had more users.”?

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