From the Editor's desk

It's time to take a little editorial privilege and start a new feature wherein you'll get a few thoughts, ramblings and humblebrags regarding the goings-on here at Android Central, and perhaps the state of Android or the mobile space in general. Don't worry, politics shouldn't rear their ugly head too much. (Is it November yet?) Sports should be a non-issue with football just about over. (Giants-Patriots? Should be a good game. But, still, yawn.) So let's get to it.

  • Mobile Nations Fitness Month: I'm pleasantly surprised by the traction in our new Health and Fitness forum. It's nice to see that a few of our readers appear to be taking up the challenge, too. We've still go a long way to go before we're anywhere near as sexy as CrackBerry Kevin (let alone knowing it), but I'm enjoying the feedback on my daily walk. Don't tell me to give up carbs, though. Not gonna happen.
  • Android Central App Gen. 2: We've gotten back in touch with a number of developers interested in working with us on the next generation of the Android Central app. We're taking our time and doing this right, and we're excited about the possibilities. Everyone (including me) is going to need a little patience here.
  • Paul O'Brien on the Podcast: If you haven't listened yet, Paul O'Brien of MoDaCo joined us on the podcast this week. MoDaCo (and Paul) have been around the mobile space about as long as the space has been around -- I started reading them when I got my first Windows Mobile device lo those many years ago, and it's still a great (and friendly) place for some hacking. It was great to finally "meet" Paul and have him on the podcast. Be sure to give it a listen.
  • Verizon Galaxy Nexus: What a debacle. Google changes a documentation page, and the fit hits the shan. If you're just joining us, it's really much ado about nothing. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still supported by Google. And Verizon. Be sure to read Jerry's explanation of what's changed (very little) and how it affects you (not at all). I gave a little thought to how such a badly reported story spread so quickly. Give it a gander. Here's to hoping the Internet does better this week.
  • Mobile World Congress: We're three weeks away from the start of MWC in Barcelona, Spain. We'll have a team there, of course, including myself, Alex Dobie, editor-at-large (and large editor) Simon Sage, plus Kevin from CrackBerry and Dan from WPCentral. Most of the major players already have events scheduled (LG and Samsung are straggling, but that's not to say they won't have something to show). We're not doing posts on every event that gets scheduled, but be sure to bookmark androidcentral.com/mwc to follow all of our MWC stories. We'll toss a schedule on there soon, to help you track what's happening when. Remember that Spain is 6 to 9 hours ahead of the United States, depending on where you live.
  • Android Wallpaper Gallery: Our Free Android Wallpaper Gallery eclipsed 1,000 uploads this week, which is pretty damn awesome. If you haven't yet, be sure to upload and share your favorite wallpapers. We're also featuring one a day during the week on the blog, so look for them in the mornings.
  • Android A to Z: Dunno about you guys, but we're loving this feature. It's an offshoot of the Android Dictionary, wherein we expand on one definition a day. The idea isn't to give a whitepaper view of the nuts and bolts of Android, but more of a top-level, in-plain-English discussion. You can find all of our Android A to Z posts here.

Anyhoo. Yeah. Things are cookin' here at Android Central. Catch ya later.

 

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From the editor's desk - Feb. 5, 2012

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I like this feature, 'from the editors desk.' Hope it continues. I always skim/skip 'The week in android' post that is just a long list of links, but I like the paragraph style here. Phil is keepin' it real with his newspaper roots