The Dog Park: Week Of May 20th

What a great week it was for Samsung and Samsung owners. On May 23rd, Samsung had announced that they had sold 10 million Galaxy S 4 units, which is a new record. They also announced two new colors for the device, the red one coming exclusively to AT&T. And for Verizon owners, the Galaxy S 4 went on sale.

However, the Verizon Galaxy S 4 has a locked bootloader, just like the AT&T model. Luckily, a custom bootloader hack had been published the same day as the Verizon model was released, so people now have the freedom to do what they want with the devices they paid for!

A few apps were also updated this week, namely the Chrome browser for Android (and its beta counterpart), a few other Google apps got updated user interfaces, and the beloved Action Launcher Pro received support for icon packs! It’s definitely been a nice week for Android users.

May 20th
The Wait Is Almost Over! Verizon Begins Shipping Galaxy S 4 Devices Early
Samsung Galaxy S III 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Leaked
Update: All Issues Fixed! Google+ For Android Updated With Many New Features From New Web UI
What’s On Your Homescreen? Dima Aryeh
Photos Of What Could Be The Galaxy S 4 Active Leak
Google Hangouts Is The Future Of Google Voice, More Integration Coming Soon
HTC One Allegedly Getting 4.2.2 Update In The Coming Weeks
Google Subtly Teased Key Lime Pie At I/O
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Beats iPad Mini In Consumer Reports Rankings, Galaxy S 4 Ranked Best Smartphone
Hangouts Video Calls Will Work On AT&T Data By The End Of The Year

May 21st
Opera’s Web-Kit Based Browser Now Available In The Play Store, Ready To Take On Chrome
LG Event In China Only For Optimus G Pro, No New Devices
HTC One With Stock Android Allegedly Coming This Summer, Despite HTC Denying It
AT&T Has 49% Of The 3G Tablet Market Share, With Verizon Trailing at 42%
Google Edition Galaxy S 4 Will Launch Only In The US
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Might Have An Intel Processor
Samsung Could Be Looking Into Fingerprint Readers For Phones
HTC One Full Review

May 22nd
Google’s Conversational Search Now Live With Chrome 27 Update
New Report Suggests HTC In “Complete Disarray,” Struggling To Hold On To Key Staff
Samsung Buys 10% Stake In Pantech, Could It Be Anti Competition?
Chrome For Android Updated, Adds Full Screen Mode
Google Drive Update Brings Updated UI And Ability To Download Files
In Their Quest Against Samsung, Apple Claims Google Now Infringed On Siri Patents
Google Now Second Most Valuable Brand, Samsung Jumps 25 Spaces To Number 30
Deal: LG Optimus G Pro Only $99.99 With Two Year Contract On AT&T, Only At Fry’s Stores
LG Reveals The Optimus GJ, An Optimus G That’s Waterproof

May 23rd
Samsung Announces 10 Million Galaxy S 4 Units Sold Ahead Of Schedule
Raytown Missouri Council Votes Unanimously To Bring Google Fiber To The City
AT&T Announces Exclusive Galaxy S 4 In Red, Coming June 14th
HTC Explains Reason For Not Including MicroSD Slot In US/UK One Models
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 Finally Available
HTC First UK Launch Being Held Off Indefinitely
How Do You Use Your Technology When You Travel?
Galaxy S 4 Developer Editions Coming Soon For AT&T And Verizon
Search In Gmail Now Shows Results From Drive, Calendar, And More
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Bootloader Unlock For AT&T And Verizon Models Published

May 24th
New Gmail For Android App Leaked In I/O Session
Nexus 4 With Android 4.3 Seen At Thailand Mobile Expo
Here Is The Winner Of The HTC One From DroidDog And AT&T!
HTC Posts Video Of Their Product Timeline And Innovations
Video Demos Android 4.3′s New Camera App
Chrome Beta For Android Receives Update, Adds Translate Bar And Fullscreen For Tablets
Action Launcher Updated To 1.7, Support For Icon Packs And Many Other Changes

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