Android Central Podcast Episode 29

Top o' the news - Samsung Fascinate released

  • Verizon Samsung Fascinate hands-on and initial impressions
  • Samsung Fascinate rooted on Day 1
  • Regarding the 'Verizon going exclusive with Bing' rumor

Hardware news

  • T-Mobile officially (and finally) unveils G2
  • T-Mobile G2 will cost $199 at Best Buy; presales start Friday, in stores Oct. 6
  • Those three-dot buttons on the G2 keyboard? They're still three dots
  • Verizon Android world phone at the FCC
  • Sprint: Epic 4G one of its best first-day sellers
  • Poll: Did you ditch the Evo for the Epic?
  • T-Mobile reportedly in talks to carry Huawei Ideos -->
  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt delivers closing keynote at IFA 2010
  • Dual-core Tegra 2 smartphones are coming from LG in Q4, and Android's a pretty good bet
  • Samsung announces dual-core processor, codenamed Orion
  • A white HTC Desire and silver HTC Wildfire pose for pictures, headed to the UK
  • Best Buy backs off the Samsung Gem

Software news

  • Angry Birds for Android is here!!! -->
  • Google Voice update brings those widgets you have been lusting for
  • Google Maps gets Walking Navigation
  • Google Instant brings 'real-time' search to the web; coming to mobile this fall
  • Android Quick App: ADB Wireless
  • Remote Notifier for Android -- forward notifications from phone to computer
  • Adobe uses small words, pictures, to show which phones Flash supports
  • R2-D2 Droid 2 boot animation breaks cover, available for download
  • Android Central asks -- what's your favorite launcher?

Android OS updates

  • HTC Desire receives performance update
  • Android Market has more than 80,000 apps, Android's Rubin says
  • From the Forums: First custom Droid 2 ROM now available
  • Samsung releases Epic 4G source code
  • Dell Streak source code out for all to see
Phil Nickinson