Android Overload: Magazines and Audio Books Coming Soon To Google Play, Samsung Wont Compromise With Apple and More
iPad 3 Day is officially over and Android emerged from the ashes unscathed. Well, at least for now, anyway. And while most of the news from around the tech world was centered around Apple’s latest magical tablet, we managed to find a few gems left over from throughout the day and left ‘em here for you in the Android Overload. Have a look and let us know what you think.
- Audio books and magazines coming soon to Google Play? [GoogleSystem]
- Samsung will not compromise with Apple. Rejects licensing proposition. [KoreaTimes]
- Samsung applies for flexible display patent. [PatentBolt]
- SetCPU receives Ice Cream Sandwich UI overhaul. [Google Play Link]
The white Galaxy S II has been available for quite sometime via T-Mobile’s site, but unfortunately these pale devices were sold exclusively online only. Well, today, TMoNews caught wind that brick and mortar stores had begun receiving shipments of the white GSII, and that they will officially go on sale tomorrow. So, if for some reason you like to do your shopping the old fashioned way, you cruise into your local T-Mobile store and pick up the white Hercules for $230 with a 2-year agreement, upgrade and/or new line.
According to Digitimes, sources from within the supply chain are reporting that Amazon is moving away from their original plans to release an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, instead moving straight to a follow up, 7-inch Kindle Fire sequel. It wasn’t mentioned exactly what kind of enhancements we could expect in the next model but I’d be willing to wager a camera would make it to the Fire this time around.
Sources also mentioned the larger 10-inch model (codenamed “Hollywood”), is still in the works and that both The New Kindle Fire and 10-inch versions would ship in the second half of this year. Amazon’s competition once again is the iPad 2 after Apple decided to keep the tab in production and reduce the price to $400.