Weekly News Round Up: What You May Have Missed in the World of Android

I’m anxiously awaiting my Jelly Bean update for the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. Transformer Prime owners got theirs, but I’m guessing since I’m getting a server error, Asus is having problems with the mad dash of downloads.

According to The Droid Guy, this is exactly what Asus realized, so the Infinity download will come a few days later. Needless to say, I’m getting anxious. And now, the news:

  • Be sure to update your devices, especially if you own a Samsung device. Vulnerabilities exist, which could expose your phone to terrible things.
  • iPhone J.D., Jeff Richardson, has this great post about Congress.gov‘s new mobile-enabled site. Jeff explains that this will replace the THOMAS system, and playing around, it’s really much more sleek.
  • North Korea is getting into the Android tablet market by introducing its own Android-based device. The US has a trade embargo against the “Axis Nation,” so don’t get too hyped about seeing one of these. Last I knew though, North Korea couldn’t support its own, let alone build a competitive Android tablet.
  • Google Field Trip app looks like it’s going to be very cool. Check it out:

  • Enamored with the new Google Maps? Then look no further than this post where you’ll find 4 hidden features. Sorry Apple users, you’re going to have to wait.
  • If older means more sophisticated and experienced, I’m happy to include myself. According to this survey, Android users tend to be older, with an average household income of about $90k.
  • Droid Bionic is finally getting Android 4.0 sometime in 4th quarter. I already installed ICS on my Droid Bionic, so I’m loving life.
  • I’m really getting tire of “social media experts” contacting me about my social media presence. I’m quite comfortable with my Google+ and Twitter profiles. It seems Dilbert creator, Scott Adams is too:

  • I posted this story on my Google+ page, but I still think it’s worth a quick read. Verizon offers 6 times you should text rather than call someone.
  • And finally, here’s a desktop for Android that I’m really looking forward to. It’s called Chameleon Launcher ($10), and it totally changes the homepage of your Android tablet.

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Jeff Taylor

I’m just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I’m also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.