Android Overload: Apple’s Phil Schiller attacks Android again, Car plows through T-Mobile store in Florida, 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 (sometimes for more obvious reasons than others, ie., it’s not technically Android related). In any case, 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 any gems.

  • Working for T-Mobile can more dangerous than you’d think. Car plows through T-Mobile retail store. [Google+]
  • Square Enix brings Mini Ninjas and Chaos Rings 2 to the Google Play Store.
  • Google Shopping adds Product Listing Ads on smartphones. Clearly lists paid ads as “sponsored.” [TNW]
  • Google acquires Neural Network startup from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto to help improve speech and image recognition. [BGR]
  • Samsung’s ITC complaint against Apple gets pushed back to May 31st. [Electronista]
  • Angry Birds Seasons adds 8 new levels, and powerups like the Homing Bird. Gotta keep things fresh, I guess. [Google Play]
  • Apple’s Phil Schiller attacks Android on Samsung Galaxy S4 Eve. Makes comments on Android’s fragmentation woes, as well as calling Android “a free replacement for a feature phone.” Touts more customers switch from Android to the iPhone than vice versa. I would like to forward Mr. Schiller to my post from earlier today. [Reuters, TheVerge]
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 always thought Phil Schiller was a empty suit. Now sour grapes.

  2. apple is just bitter that Samsung’s announcement tomorrow will be the blow that sends them on the downward spiral to become the irrelevant company they were 12 years ago

  3. Schiller u mad bro?

    1. Lol, you should tweet him that

  4. Schiller is correct.well done.

    1. In what way sir? Fear of competition and the explosion of Android do not make his statements accurate.

      1. In the same way all samsung android phones are plastic.

        1. I’m not sure if you are county or being serious. If that is a serious comment, then I guess I can only respond by saying the sky is above us. Like your comment it’s irreverent. Samsung makes extremely well built quality phones that either match or beat the competition including the iPhone.

          1. Samsung makes kids plastic toys, and sell them at high prices, ripping people off and laughing at comment’s like the one you made.

          2. your ripoff comment is so ironic. you act like apple doesn’t over charge for their products. $600 for a phone with 2 year old specs.

          3. Apple is for handicap people, they don’t know the difference between $600 and $60. Samsung is for stupid little kids who get ripped off and still back their products.

          4. Cars these days are made out of plastic and they seem to still be doing a good job at protecting those inside during accidents and collisions. So I don’t see the problem with plastic. It’s way more ergonomic then holding some metal board in your hand.

          5. Idot..cars are made of plastic not because they keep you safe…its because its cheaper and big companies make more profit, just like what samsung done and fooled a lot of people and fanboys like you.

          6. And how am I being fooled? What are they deceiving me with? Did they say the plastic will grant me divine powers? Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying.

            If HTC were to reinvent the HTC G2, I’d buy that in a heart beat. No matter how much aluminum they throw on it. It’s not as comfortable to hold as my E4GT, but the phone still looks awesome. It’s just a truth wii must accept. Metallic things look better, while plastic allows for more comfort.

            Let’s see you troll your way out of this one.

        2. my brother’s droid razr maxx hd isn’t made of plastic.

          1. That’s because its not Samsung.

        3. And iPhones are made with “quality” materials that just coincidentally lead to more shattered screens than I’ve ever seen on every other manufacturer’s phones combined. So you go ahead and console yourself with Samsung using plastic and ignore how they still are more durable than your toy.

          1. Samsung fanboy lol samsung makes plastic toy phone that cost them $5 and rip fanboys all over the world selling for $500 and you still defend them?

    2. iTroll

  5. That’s a brand new idea. Drive thru the Apple stores.

  6. Not a good day for TMobile stores yesterday, I guess. A couple of clowns robbed one here and took police on a 100-mile chase through three states.

  7. “The reason that people are making their devices bigger is to get up to the battery life the iPhone 5 offers,”

    This guy is the biggest idiot I have ever seen in my life. Holy crap he’s dumb!!!!

    1. He also said the iPhone 5 has the best display on a smartphone. Look at the Droid DNA you idiot.

      1. Not to mention the new iPhone 5 screen is a tad oversaturated… Not like a GS3, but still a bit oversaturated.

        1. And the GS3 needs to stay oversaturared. Fake colors intrigue my interest. =.P

          1. You need to see the DNA’s screen in person. It’s the perfect amount of vivid saturation and bright colors. It’s display perfection.

    2. Problem is, the iPhone 5 doesn’t have outstanding battery life. It’s mediocre at best. Barely outpaces the GS3. It can’t hold a candle to the Droid Razr Maxx & Maxx HD. GNote 2 has good battery life, as well. Root most Androids with AOSP, and battery life increases, as well.

      1. The problem is the iPhone 5 should have been the 4s. Since when did the company that popularized the smartphone come up a day late and dollar short? Oh, I guess since they thought they could bank on cool factor alone. Hubris…

      2. Put it to you like this. Anyone I know with an iPhone is ALWAYS charging it. Either once a day or sometimes twice a day.

  8. Phil Schiller is the new Steve Ballmer.

  9. If Android is as bad as Apple says, then Apple shouldn’t have anything to worry about, right? So how is it that Android already has bigger market share than Apple? How can so many people be wrong and Apple be right?

  10. In a lot of cases, using a third party browser in desktop mode does not present the device as Android, just as Linux.

  11. Apple’s new marketing campaign is trolling? Is the feature phone being replaced a dropped iphone? Apple needs to stop hating and start innovating.

  12. Mr. Schiller says “Touts more customers switch from Android to the iPhone than vice versa.” Funny, I have 4 family members and 2 friends that switched from their iPhones to the Galaxy Note 2 after seeing mine in the last 2 months. I think Mr. Schiller is living on another planet.

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