Android Central Podcast Episode 20

Top o' the news - new phones!

  • T-Mobile Motorola Charm gets official, still square
  • Samsung Intercept available Sunday, July 11, for $100 after contract with Sprint

Hardware news

  • Motorola Droid X review
  • A few lucky souls getting their Droid X's early
  • AT&T Captivate will be available July 18 for $199 after contract
  • Google CEO: Not trying to beat Apple, Nexus One served its purpose
  • Leaked T-Mobile roadmap shows some blurry handsets on the way
  • Reader's white Evo 4G unboxing
  • HTC Desire with AT&T (and Rogers, Telus, and Bell) 3G bands at the FCC
  • T-Mobile to launch 21Mbs HSPA+ Android smartphone in September, is it the HTC Vision?

Android OS updates

  • Android 3.0 Gingerbread rumors kinda sorta debunked, corrected
  • HTC says to expect Android 2.2 updates by Christmas
  • Droid Incredible OTA update reportedly will bring 720p video, mobile hotspot
  • Motorola Backflip gets an update -- bugfixes, not Android 2.X
  • Google updates Android SDK to fall in line with Froyo
  • Froyo and HTC Sense hacked on the HTC Desire, long before Christmas
  • Motorola Milestone getting bugfix update
  • Want to try Froyo on the Evo 4G?

App news

  • Voice Control App Showdown: Vlingo vs. the myTouch 3G Slide Genius button
  • Fring updated so Android and iPhone can play together
  • Qik releases new update, announces more than 25,000 video chats per day
  • AppBrain introduces Fast Web Install -- install Android apps over the web
  • Adobe shows off Flash 10.1 on the Motorola Droid X
  • Mobile Youtube site updated for Android and iThing browsers
  • Twidroid is now Twidroyd, purchased by TweetUp Inc.
  • Pricegraber Android App now available
  • 1Password app now available in Market
  • Yelp 2.0 brings monocle and checkins to its Android client

Other news

And as promised, here's the link to Google's issues page.

Phil Nickinson