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This Week in Android #8 with Itamar Weisbrod & John Shiple
TWiA #08 with Itamar Weisbrod and John Shiple
The app of the week was FlyScreen, an application that puts the content you choose on your lock screen for easy access. Itamar Weisbrod, CEO of Cellogic, told us about this app, which he co-created. He also discussed the frustrations in developing for Android.
- Google Buzz gets its own widget on Android. Could this signal the beginning of the growth of Buzz?
- A new car, the Roewe 350 is the first car to hit production this week running the Android OS.
- The Nexus One has been released for AT&T and Sprint, completing the list for the major US wireless carriers.
- PSP graphics may soon (3 years) be comparable to the Nexus One’s says the chip makers.
- Google Maps on Android devices 1.6+ has been updated to a version that has a new search page, a Latitude widget and the ability to make Google Maps your phone’s live wallpaper.
- Users in Canada can now purchase paid Android applications.
- Tim Bray, of Oracle, has left and has now joined the Android team.
- Facebook implements QR codes?
- The Android app marketplace has reached 30,000 applications.
- A new Android based e-reader, the Alex eReader is available for pre-order.
- Did the Motorola Droid outsell the iPhone? Perhaps.
- Is the Google Nexus One a trademark infringement? The courts say they can’t trademark the name.
- Samsung has trademarked “Android” in Korea.
- Update (more articles): Can Android survive its forks and fragments? and Google Draws Criticism for Android Changes