Android News Wrap-Up: Nook App Releases, Android 2.1 Dominant, Droid X Screen Issues

Thu, Jul 22, 2010

Android, Mobile

Whether it’s a new app, version statistics or issues plaguing a certain phone, the Android News Wrap-Up has got you covered for today. Today saw the release of the Nook App from Barnes & Noble, the release of statistics showing use of the different Android versions and the unfortunate news about some defective Droid X screens.

Nook App Released for Android

Barnes & Noble has officially released the first version of their Nook e-reader app onto the Android Market. Similar to the Amazon Kndle app, the Nook app comes with several free sample books. Currently, there are over 500,000 free e-Books available and even every paid e-Book comes with a free preview.

The stark difference between this app and the Kindle is the option to lend e-Books to other users. This should help newcomers to the e-Reader world become a bit more comfortable with the idea of digital books.

Android 2.1 Is Now the Dominant Android Version

The latest numbers (dated July 15th) show that Android 2.1 “Eclair” is now the most used version of the Android OS, with 55.5% of users having that version. Froyo only currently holds 3.3%, and the older versions losing ground quickly.

Droid X Screen Troubles

Many users have reported issues with their  brand new Motorola Droid X phones, in which the screen flickers when trying to use it. Verizon has responded to the issue by acknowledging that “a very small number of Droid X units that have experienced a flickering or banding display.” and that you may return your Droid X for a new, problem-less device if you have this problem. Sounds like Verizon is really taking care of its customers this time.

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