Android Central Podcast Episode 25

Top o' the news - Droid 2 launches

  • Hands-on with the Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid 2 camera test
  • R2-D2 Droid 2 date pinned at Sept. 30; plus, more pictures
  • Adobe shows off Flash running on Droid 2

Hardware news

  • Sprint Epic 4G available Aug. 31, presale Aug. 13, $249 after contract and rebate
  • Sprint Premier members can now reserve Epic 4G first
  • Sony Ericsson, AT&T announce the X10, available Aug. 15 for $149.99
  • HTC Desire HD (aka the Ace) gets caught on camera again
  • Dell Thunder makes itself heard, looks a little familiar [update]
  • Dell Blaze gets outed
  • Rumor: HTC and Verizon to release Android world phone in Q1 2011
  • Cincinnati Bell now offering the Motorola Milestone XT720
  • Cellular South launches Motorola Milestone
  • U.S. Cellular launching the HTC Desire on Aug. 27
  • Dell Streak presale starts this Thursday: $299 on-contract, $549 off contract
  • Dell Streak now available (if you pre-ordered)
  • Sony Ericsson rumored to have PSP Go-like Android 3.0 gaming phone
  • HTC Glacier benchmarks redux -- the GPU

Apps news

  • Google's Chrome to Phone feature comes out of the shadows
  • Google ups the ante on voice search with all new Voice Actions
  • Vlingo responds to Google Voice Actions -- by making Vlingo for Android free
  • Google updates Gesture Search app, now with flipping action
  • Tweetdeck for Android now in open beta
  • Audible Android app now available
  • Android Quick App: Crush the Castle
  • Android Quick App: Wordfeud Free
  • Android Quick App: Pulse
  • SwiftKey Keyboard gains speech-to-text
  • Evernote updated with widget and more

OS updates

  • HTC pushing fix for Evo 4G owners who snagged early Froyo build
  • Froyo updates resume for the original Motorola Droid
  • Motorola addressing the Droid X's speaker volume in future update
  • Fix coming for Froyo audio issues
  • Google pulls 'Easy Root' off Market [updated]
  • Nothing says forever like UnrEVOked
  • Samsung Captivate is overclocked to 1.2 GHz; 1.6 GHz to come soon?
Phil Nickinson