Amazon AppStore

Amazon’s AppStore might not have a massive global presence yet, but they are continuing to expand at a rapid pace. In June, the company opened up their app store to Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Now the are bringing their successful Google Play alternative to Japan as well.

Acer Iconia Jelly Bean Update

Waiting for your older Acer Iconia to make the jump from Android 4.0 ICS to Jelly Bean? Today isn’t your lucky day. According to Italian website NotebookItalia, an Acer UK representative has already stated that several older Iconia devices will not get an official upgrade to Android 4.1.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t even six months old yet, but that doesn’t stop rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 from already surfacing. Android Authority previously reported on the claim that the Galaxy S4 coming to Mobile World Congress 2013, just three days after the announcement of the iPhone 5. Samsung quickly shot down the idea, but that certainly did’t stop the rumor mill from turning for very long. Today’s Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor is alll about a 13MP camera module spotted online that is supposedly meant for the Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung has now officially released its U.S. Android upgrade schedule for Jelly Bean. The update page isn’t exactly chock-full of information, instead it is nearly barren and very vague. The list mentions that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has received Jelly Bean already, and then simply tells us that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is getting the update soon. Not much else to see here.

Google Maps

There are many reasons to love Android, including the fact that we actually have a functioning map system. For those that happen to have an iPhone or iPad, no worries, Google has you covered. After Apple decided to ditch Google Maps in favor of its less-than-awesome self-ran map service, Google still has the Google Maps web app available to help iOS owners out. Even better, the company is planning on adding Google Street View on Thursday.

WebOS

HP’s webOS has been dead for a while now, but that hasn’t stopped resourceful tinkerers from giving it an afterlife. Instead of holding onto an OS that they clearly had no further interest in, HP decided to release the code to the open source world.