Today we’ve got news about the new look of Google exec, hacked apps, upcoming phones, and more!
Eric Schmidt has stepped aside into the role of Executive Chairman, passing the CEO position to Larry Page. What does this mean for Android and Google’s future? Nothing really. It’s mainly for their own functioning rather than some major move. It will, however, allow for quicker decision making within the company. Sergey Brin, on the other hand, will simply be “Co-Founder” from now on, working on strategic projects within Google. On a side note, Schmidt has stated that the focus in 2011 will be Mobile, so that’s something we can get excited about. [via Android Guys]
I try to keep app news to just separate app reviews, but this needs to be mentioned. Trapster, a speed trap warning app for Android and iPhone, has been hacked, possibly exposing millions of user passwords. If you have signed up for the app before. I strongly suggest changing your password with Trapster as well as anywhere else you may have used the password. [via Computer World]
Reports are coming in that these 3 sequel devices are all under development. Good news for Verizon Droid fans. The original versions of these phones helped push Verizon’s sales and Android into the spotlight of the general public. No word on specs or 4G info, but we can expect to see these devices released by Q3 2011. [via Droid Dog]
Either someone at Samsung has a sense of humor, or they really, really want to help us out with our dating game. Hidden in one of Samsung’s phone manuals is this little easter egg: detailed instructions for how to create a fake call to get you out of bad (read: dates) situations. Useful, but interesting. [via Android Community]
Google is starting to roll number porting out for Google Voice, allowing you to put use your current cell number as your do-all Google Voice number. Some users have reported it going away, but Google has said it will be available for everyone soon. You’ll have to pony up $20 and it’ll cancel your phone contract, so look out for ETF’s. I personally have just moved completely to my Google Voice number, but if your life centers on your cell number, you now have the option. [via Talk Android]
After the whole Samsung/T-Mobile controversy with Froyo not on the Vibrant, T-Mobile has informed us that it will be coming tomorrow (or rather today, the 21st). Great news for all you patient Vibrant users. Other Galaxy S phones should be following soon. [via Android Guys]
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