[Sounds good:][link]

>TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal.

Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything?

[link]: “WhisperSystems/TextSecure – GitHub”


Motorola’s Android 2.2 Rollout

[Proving that because you hand them a decent smartphone OS doesn’t mean they’ll know what to do with it][link]:

>After a leaked Android 2.2 ROM became available through unofficial sources, Motorola sent cease and desist letters to websites hosting the update, according to IntoMobile. The reasoning may be sound — after all, folks who jumped the gun on Froyo for Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G ran into bugs that had to be patched later — but it doesn’t look good when lawyers try to stop people from making their phones better.

Sometimes “open” means never being quite sure what the hell is going on.

[link]: “Motorola’s Android 2.2 Rollout: What a Mess – PCWorld”


Price of The One True Google Phone?

[According to this][link]: “$199 unlocked in stores. $100 rebate online if you have an active and old Google account.”

Sounds like the gloves are off.

[link]: “Reuters: Nexus One Available Directly Through Google Website January 5 | AndroidGuys”


AT&T’s Morale Problem

[I’m sure the sentiment is more widespread than this one rep][link].

*Update*: [AT&T says it’s a hoax][hoax], and they’re probably right. Consumerist gets it, though: it doesn’t matter if it’s “true” or not. It felt true, and that speaks volumes about AT&T’s business and culture.

[link]: “Transcripts: A&T Rep Wants To Die”
[hoax]: “Consumerist: AT&T Says Their Rep Doesn’t Want To Die”