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Android Authority On Air - Episode 30 - Chameleon Launcher Round 2
This week we’re back with your favorite Kickstarter Android Launcher, Chameleon. As you may recall, this wasn’t our first go with the HTML5 based widget launcher, we had an exclusive interview with Chameleon when it all began back in early August. This week they dropped version 1.0 to the Play Store and we went live with them again to bring you all the goodies such as widget API’s, upcoming widgets and performance increases. Besides Chameleon, other popular apps had some hefty updates and overhauls this week. Google Maps added a few features, Facebook began copying Google+ features again, and Twitter had some impressive updates.
Android as a whole hit some nice milestones this past week such as capturing 68% of the 2012 Q3 market share. We also saw the Google Play Store add over 600 titles. These include Family Guy, Modern Family, Prometheus and more. Matias Duarte, the man behind the ICS and JB gorgeous UI let the world know he’s only about a third of the way done with Android’s UI.
Don’t you just love the fall? It’s gadget heaven. We had tons of device rumors, news, and announcements this week. From the LG Optimus G, Oppo Finder 5, to the Padfone 2 and even some Nexus rumors. Some old devices received much needed OTA updates this week and the HTC One X might be getting Jelly Bean sometime in October.
For rootin’ and ramen noodles (watch the show) the Android Open Kang Project dropped build #2 on the world and man loves them some customization. CyanogenMod 10 keeps on truckin’ adding support for more devices this week. There’s also a new universal root tool making the rounds and so far it roots a hefty amount of devices. Lastly, if you decided to pick up a Kindle Fire HD, the bootloader is still locked but thanks to an unpatched bug (thanks Amazon!) you can easily root your new Fire.
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HTC One X Jelly Bean update coming in October, new report says
Microsoft wins patent injunction against Google in German court
Asus to launch the Padfone 2 on October 16
Alibaba spins off Aliyun OS. Could recent Google troubles haved caused this?
SoundCloud adds editing features to its Android app
War must go on – Samsung to attack iPhone 5 with infringement claims on eight patents
Sprint CEO: 1 million LTE devices sold, wishes Windows Phone luck
ZTE Warp Sequent is available at Boost Mobile with ICS and low-end specs for $200
LG’s quad-core Optimus G to start selling in Canada in November
Android 4.0.4 ICS update heading to AT&T’s Sony Xperia Ion
Google releases update to Maps just as Apple rolls out iOS 6
Official: LG Optimus G to be released in Q4 in the US, carrier names still unknown
U.S. Galaxy Note 2 launch confirmed with five carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & U.S. Cellular
Samsung rolls out ICS update for AT&T’s Galaxy Exhilarate
AT&T turns on its 4G LTE service in Seattle, Portland and more
Chameleon launcher finally gets V1.0 release, more dashboards for some
Verizon locks down another Samsung phones’ bootloader
Matias Duarte: Android is “about a third of the way to where I want to be”
Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t work on the new Motorola RAZR i
IDC: Android has four times more global market share than iOS
PSA: $25 Google Play Credit With Nexus 7 Purchase Promo Ending September 30th
Complaint filed by Motorola to ITC puts Apple under the looking glass
Acer announces the Iconia Tab A110 (again!), coming soon with Jelly Bean on board
New Amazon Kindle Fire HD gets rooted with an old expoit
Twitter App gets update – “My Profile” now has background image ability, and ‘Photo Stream’
Judge Koh: Sales ban for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to remain in place
Motorola RAZR i launches in London, features 2.0GHz Intel processor
G-nex, Nex7 and others have AOKP JB Build 2 now available to them
Asus Padfone 2 inching closer to its release, packs quad-core S4 CPU in leaked benchmark
Most ICS/JB devices now accepting XDA universal root method
Alibaba maintains Aliyun’s legitimacy, but agrees with app piracy accusations
HTC phablet becomes known as the HTC One X 5
Oppo Find 5 gets more specs revealed, including 2 GB of RAM, 12 MP cam and 2,500 mAh battery
Galaxy Nexus 2 (GT-I9260) apparently in the works, could be called the Galaxy Premier