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Android Central Podcast Episode 47

Google leadership shuffle

  • Google announces Q4 earnings as Page takes over for Schmidt as CEO
  • Google confirms 300,000 Android activations a day

Samsung Froyo updates

  • Samsung responds: 'Not charging carriers for Froyo updates'
  • Samsung Vibrant to start getting Froyo on Jan. 21 -- as in tomorrow!
  • Froyo for the Epic 4G coming ASAP
  • Another Sprint statement on Froyo for the Samsung Epic 4G
  • (Speaking of Sprint: Sprint notices you're using data, is adding $10/month fee to all smartphones)
  • Gary's voicemail
  • Alex's voicemail

Other OS updates

  • CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread nightlies pushing now!
  • US Cellular's Froyo updates detailed -- Desire, Mesmerize in early February
  • Samsung prepping Nexus S update to fix Android SMS bug
  • LG Ally about to get Froyo update

Hardware news

  • Samung Mobile promising 'the next evolution' at Mobile World Congress
  • Samsung, T-Mobile officially announce the Galaxy S 4G, launching with Froyo
  • Verizon employees getting training on the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt
  • Motorola employee confirms locked bootloaders -- and bad attitude
  • Motorola apologizes for YouTube comment, says it's working on bootloader compromise
  • Motorola Cliq 2 available today for $99

Software news

  • Updated ShootMe adds screencast support and a new user interface

Tablet news

  • HTC reportedly prepping a trio of tablets, starting with Android 2.3 Flyer in March
  • Sprint Galaxy Tab gets its first overclock -- now rocking at 1.2GHz


  • Good podcast guys. A correction, they did not give a date but they did say September, and November in tweets. Repeatedly. Additionally the 'people' or 'identities' who said that, no longer tweet. Another point you may have missed, a lot of the Froyo desire came because of google releasing updates to Gmail, and VoiceSearch and chrome to phone that would at least initially only work with 2.2. This was one of the reasons a lot of folks got antsy.
  • Agreed. I also remember "end of the year" (2010) statements. It's been about a month into the New Year. To top that off, they made me update my Vibrant through Kies!
    For those who need help with that: I know the other US Galaxy S owners still have to wait so hang in there...
  • I'm with rahlquist on that one. That and Flash make Froyo that much more needed. When the company or carrier supplies no updates you will have problems.
  • The everyday user does care about getting updates oftain and here's why stupid AT&T slaies person says do not buy a Samsung Foucuse aka a Windonws Phone 7 phone because they don't update their software. This just wanted to say something but thought that I would not because I did not want to be kicked out of the mall. AT&T and all the other networks need to update the phones it is not Samsungs problem the US networks take way to long to update the phones. Also I would like to say that no Windows phones 7 phone will not take long to get updates out because they are not allowed to customize the software.
    Lastly being an AR&T costermer with no updates yet iti s clear to me that AT&T is not be nice with Android updates just piss me off. I hope their new generation of android phones donot have thisl problem.
  • Phil, You stated that you got a recent leak of Froyo for your Captivate. Can you point to where it is?
  • Leaked months ago, actually.
  • That's old news. The way it sounded, I thought you had a newly leaked 2.2 ROM. Oh well, thanks for the update though. I really enjoy the podcast :)
  • thanks for the Samsung Galaxy theme of the show. as an epic user I want flash and consistent gps. I bought it on the first day I went to sprint because verizon seems gready, charging for nav, games, etc etc. At verizon I had the razor and the envy 2. Sprint offered a one price for all package that Verizon did not. I also wanted a 4G phone to be "Cutting Edge" yet Samsung failed me in the fact that I do not have Flash and my "sprint nav" works 20 percent of the time and Google maps (50 percent) of the time and the GPS searching kills the battery. When I go with friends that have sprint we use the Nav on the LG lotus to get there and the battery on that phone last all day. I love the camera, screen, keyboard, not happy about the usb being on top but overall not being a power user not ready to sue sprint/samsung (lol) . If I could I would probebly get an evo shift and accept the smaller screen for a flash and working gps. been reading all the Rooting stuff and keep thinking "red rectangle" every time I get brave enough to start downloading all the parts needed to root myself to 2.2 I listen every week a day late because I get it from I tunes. raul N So Cal