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Android Central 98: Coming to America (the Galaxy S III is), Google buys some stuff, CrackBerry Kevin visits

Thing 1: Galaxy S III headed to the U.S.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III review
  • Samsung Galaxy S III coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular starting this month
  • Where to order the Samsung Galaxy S III in the United States
  • Verizon Galaxy S III double officially confirmed for July 9 shipping
  • Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III to eventually support Global roaming

Thing 2: CrackBerry Kevin's World Tour

  • CrackBerry Kevin is on a Mobile Nations World Tour and going Android for the month of June

Thing 3: Google making moves

  • Google Maps for Android getting offline access
  • Google acquires Quickoffice, looks to bring tech to Google Apps suite
  • TomTom for Android to launch 'fairly soon' according to company co-founder

Thing 4: Other odds and ends

  • AT&T HTC One X 1.85 update now rolling out over the air
  • Microsoft releases on{X} automation app for Android
  • AT&T selling the HTC Media Link HD for $90
  • Ice Cream Sandwich now on 7.1 percent of all Android smartphones
9 Comments
  • so this is why the 2gb ram. well sammy did it the smart why, by not killing the multitasking
  • I read it was because touchwiz is so bloated. Anyway, in over a week of use I have not had one reloading HTC screen on my EVO LTE. I think the small vocal minority is making a bigger deal of this than it really is. I use my multitasking button all the time to switch between email, maps and internet and they all stay open just fine and I get no reloading launcher afterwards. I'm not sure what people are doing that they have so many things open that some of their tasks need to get killed but it really isn't an issue with normal users. This is probably why it wasn't mentioned in any review. It just isn't a big deal.
  • Aaaaaand Apple is filing an injunction on the S III as well.
  • Why does Jerry and Phil during the broadcast when the Apple filing injunctions ect. is talked about almost go along with Apple. That is just crap guys. Is it because Rene is running the show, is it because IMore is also part of Mobile Nations? I just can not believe that the tactics that Apple is pushing does not get some kind of a heated response by Jerry and Phil. They know that Apple is just playing freaken games but no one says a damn thing. I figured they would be much more passionate about this entire situation. I have little to gain or loose if Apple prevails but Android Central sells a hell of allot of accessories for these devices that Apple is trying to block, where is the passion Phil?? You are our Android Leader, the Android Nation needs you to fire the shots over the stern at Apple. Love the show, great to see Crackberry Kevin enjoying the Android OS. My first smartphone was the Blackberry Pearl, then the Blackberry 9700. After that I went Apple, followed by the best OS in Mobile Nation, Android. Android is where it is at. No Sheep in Android Nation.
  • Um Rene isn't in charge of anything. Kevin replaced Dieter as the big cheeze. Rene just produces all of the podcasts.
  • Just combine all the galaxy S3 reviews into one with sections listing carrier differences. The main article can be combined.
  • double post
  • Ep98 in the video RSS feed is actually linking to ep97.
  • I really aplaud Kevins world tour plan. We all need to see the ups and down of other systems and learn from them. Another reason to see the potential of the Mobile Nations thinking.