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A year ago, when someone asked me why I used an Android phone, I felt I had to go on the defensive. Tasker! Open source! Customization! Swype!

Today, people don’t ask why I use Android; they ask whether they can try mine. Android has become a legitimate mobile platform, and in this look back over the past year we’ll see how it got there.


The Olympics. A time where the entire world comes together to share their love (or at least tolerance) of sport, urging to find out the results and view the spectacle. Personally, I love the Olympics, not just because it’s in my home country this year, but also because it shows what our countries can do. It creates heroes, champions and memories.

This year the London Olympics kick off on the 27th July, and Olympic fever has swept through England, with people all over the country wanting to embrace some of the action. However, keeping track of all the dates, venues and events is hard while trying to control the rest of your life. Don’t fear, though – we have the Official London 2012 App to help us!


It’s that time again: that summer every four years where people all over the world gather to watch their country compete against and with the greatest athletes in one arena to quite literally bring home the gold. It’s time for the Summer Olympics.

A lot has changed since 2008. Many of the competing countries have new leadership – including my home country, the USA. Lots of new discoveries have been made, including very recently, the Higgs Boson particle. And, of course, Android has become a household name.

Because of that, there are lots of great ways to keep up with the Olympics on your Android device. In this roundup we’ll take a look at a few of the best.


Mobile World Congress has just recently wrapped up in Barcelona, ending a show full of announcements from the major Android stakeholders. Just as we did with CES in January, in this roundup we’ll take a look at some of the headliners from the show, from the HTC One series to the new Sony Xperia lineup.

While not every announcement may necessarily be covered, here are a few that stood out for us.