HTC has reversed course, due to a massive fan outrage, to eliminate locked bootloaders on their Android devices.
(First paragraph of review on the site):
If you don't already know all about the Samsung Galaxy S II, where have you been the past two months? The successor to one of the most popular Android handsets to date carries a burden of expectation almost as sizable as its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. It promises to be thinner, lighter, and faster than the Galaxy S that preceded it, while garnishing Android 2.3.3 with a set of TouchWiz customizations that might actually enhance, rather than hinder, the user experience. As such, the Galaxy S II earns Samsung full marks for ambition, but does this slinky new smartphone live up to its interstellar hype? The answer, as always, can be found after the break.
Yesterday, Amazon launched Cloud Drive, a service that allows you to store 5 gigs worth of music, movies, pictures, etc, for free. (You can also buy additional storage for $1 per gigabyte per year.) In addition, the Amazon MP3 Android application received an update, adding the ability to play music stored in your cloud drive directly on your Android device. The new feature is called “Cloud Player.” This review consists of my thoughts about the updated app.
In order to protect its customers against what is best considered their own stupidity, Google has announced that it will begin to remotely nuke trojan-like applications that a user may have installed in their phone. It is estimated that up to 200,000 users may have downloaded the almost 60 malicious apps from the Android app store... [cont]
From article: "Google has removed 55 apps from its Android Market after tens of thousands of users downloaded applications that were infected by the DroidDream trojan, according to numerous news reports."
Verizon Wireless is rumored to begin selling the Droid Incredible 2 soon, a smartphone manufactured by HTC. HTC's all-touch Android offering on Verizon Wireless began with the Droid Eris back in November 2009, which eventually was joined by the Droid Incredible in April 2010. While the HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE smartphone will hit store shelves this spring, it looks like Verizon Wireless also plans to release a third iteration HTC Droid in the near future.
The Xoom looks to be good, although the software is still slightly buggy, the button placement is a bit off, and it lacks tablet apps in the app market. It looks very promising however, and got a 7/10.
If you think all the way back to the launch of the Motorola Droid you might remember a time when there were no more than 20,000 apps available in the Android Market. Today that number has cross the 250,000 mark.