Competing app stores, the Samsung Galaxy Tab release date nears, and Google is sued again! Plus we talk about the Audible app, and cover a tip that harkens back to the Windows PC. This week's special guest: Senior Editor of cell phone reviews Kent German!
Ep. 16: Android under attack!
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V CAST App Store to compete with official Android Market?
Avaya Unveils Android-Based Desktop Video Device
Skyhook sues Google for business interference and patent infringement
OpenFeint hits Android games this week
HTC debuts Desire phones, Sense service
HTC not content with simply making phones
Google Android Tablets May Surpass IPad With Wider Availability
Google Says Android 2.2 is Not for Tablets, May Block App Market Use
Samsung Galaxy Tab on Amazon UK stuns at £799, quickly cut to £680
Samsung to officially launch Galaxy Tab in NYC
Motorola Android tablet for Verizon delayed till early 2011
Acer reportedly planning 5-inch Android 3.0 tablet, too
App of the week
Notable App releases
Fruit Ninja Slicing Its Way onto the Android Market Tomorrow
Tip of the week
Shift-Alt-Del on a Droid phone reboots!
On last weeks show (which I enjoy watching on my Roku box) you speculated on how Android phone apps would scale on tablets. I have a Chinese EKEN 300, 8 inch tablet and using my usual route (download apk from Market to my HTC phone => backup apk to SD card =>transfer SD card to PC => copy apk from SD card =>transfer apk to USB thumb drive => use thumb drive to transfer apk to tablet) I was able to install the new C-Net Android App on my tablet and here is a zipped file of full size screen shots from the tablet of the app running. Here are some smaller versions, starting with the home screen where the shortcut lives and ending with a landscape version. Great job, it scales nicely!