Android Central Podcast Ep. 69

Thing 1: U.S. Galaxy S II event

  • Which Samsung Galaxy S II is right for you?
  • Hands-on with the Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (updated with video)
  • Hands-on with AT&T's Galaxy S II (updated with video)
  • Eyes on the T-Mobile Galaxy S II (updated with eyes-on video)

Thing 2: New stuff out of IFA

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note - a new 5.3-inch, dual-core phone with a SuperAMOLED HD display
  • Samsung Galaxy Note official videos
  • Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 7.7 with Android 3.2 and a Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Toshiba unveils AT200 “Excite” tablet, only 7.7mm thick
  • Lenovo announces the $199 Gingerbread powered IdeaPad A1 tablet

Thing 3: The Droid Bionic saga

  • Uncrating the Droid Bionic Droid Does code
  • Motorola Droid Bionic hitting the shelves at Costco Sept. 8
  • A sneak peak at the Droid Bionic training docs, plus more confirmation of a Sept. 8 launch


  • Win a device a day from Waze
  • Win a Verizon-branded HTC Merge
  • man...this podcast title is sexy :P
  • Regarding David's voicemail about Samsung Fascinate. I (TripSixes in forums) have had the Fascinate since it was released last year. So, I've made the journey through the following advancements: Out of box, Stock ROM (don't like Bing).
    I quickly rooted and did all the manual work to get rid of Bing and all VzW Stock Apps. It was great.
    I then followed the custom ROM's through the Adrynalyne SuperCleans of 2.1 and 2.2. 2.2 SuperClean was light years above the rooted/de-binged/de-bloated version, and I stayed on this ROM up until... CyanogenMod7 on Fascinate!!! This is TRULY how the Fascinate should have operated since day 1 (yes, I realize GB wasn't released at the time). If Anyone asks me today what to do with their Fascinate, I would ecstatically proclaim that CM7FascinateMTD is THE way to go. The procedure to do so is quite simple. I'm now 100% convinced that I will NOT upgrade to a new phone until CyanogenMod is supported for that phone. I never plan on running Stock or even pure-AOSP Android again. Just trying to state that there's a TON of benefit to rooting the phone and going with a ROM that is entirely isolated from the Verizon Corporate decision making.