Android Central Podcast Episode 43

Nexus S is released

  • Nexus S Hands-on Photo Gallery; Update: Video
  • Nexus S available online now (with free shipping); stores open at 8 a.m.
  • Nexus S rooted (to nobody's surprise)
  • How to unlock the Nexus S bootloader
  • Nexus S torn down: Touchscreen is flat, no hidden SD card
  • The Nexus Ninjas return!

Hardware news

  • LG officially announces Tegra 2 dual-core Optimus 2X
  • Motorola's Honeycomb tablet caught sporting Verizon logo in blurrycam shots
  • Major Google TV update being pushed out, Logitech Revue included
  • HTC Evo 4G getting an update, adds NOVA demo game, Swype
  • HTC's CEO says LTE phones coming in 2011, will support NFC, too
  • HTC A7373 coming to Sprint in early Jan. - now what exactly is it?
  • HTC Evo Shift 4G gets pictured
  • HTC Merge shows at Verizon LTE demo, but still nowhere near stores

Software news

  • Android Market update shrinks app refund window to 15 minutes
  • Hands-on with the new Android Market application
  • Google Maps updated with 3D tilt feature, vector graphics
  • App Inventor now open to everyone
  • Facebook for Android finally gets chat, push notifications!
  • Words with Friends coming to Android (update: plan on playing your iOS friends)
  • Skype updated, now installs to SD card
  • Dolphin Browser Mini beta now available in the Android Market
  • Swiftkey keyboard updates with a new HD skin, 5 new languages, holiday trial period
  • The Official PlayStation app, coming soon to Android
  • Posterous releases official app for Android devices
  • Trillian for Android IM client is out of beta, into the Android Market at $4.99

OS updates

  • Droid X Android 2.2.1 update available again after an oopsie on the initial push
  • OG Droid Android 2.2.1 update is pushing out now
  • Samsung Intercept's Froyo update may come starting Dec. 17
  • Vodafone HTC Magic Android 2.2.1 OTA now available
  • CyanogenMod 6.1.1 now available for the Evo 4G, Nexus One, G2, myTouch 3G
Phil Nickinson