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Foursquare updates Android app as Samsung GalaxyTab Heads to the UK

by Kristen Nicole

Popular check-in tool Foursquare has updated its Android app to sport a cleaner interface, with a new To-Do tab in the main navigation bar.  Friend information and requests have also been added to improve the Foursquare Android app. This follows a recently updated iPhone app for the location-based behemoth.

Samsung Galaxy expands across the planet

Samsung Galaxy, the manufacturer’s Android tablet, will be hitting UK stores in November, taking sales across the pond.  The 7-inch tablet runs Android 2.2 Froyo, powered by a Cortex A8 1 GHz processor, and will be available through a number of varying priced packages in the UK market.

The UK launch comes weeks after the GalaxyTab launched in the U.S., keeping aligned with global market release dates. The support for Android devices only strengthens Google’s efforts, particularly as the holiday season approaches.

Android gets popular this holiday season

Determining expected sales around the plethora of smartphones and tablets this holiday season will be no easy task, but ChangeWave offers some insight.  Looking at consumer responses to Android over time, the ChangeWave survey notes a rising interest in Android devices, after a dip during June when the iPhone 4 was released.

The survey went on to anticipate consumer behavior over the next 90 days, with 37% of the 4,000 respondents preferring an Android OS over Apple for any smart phone purchases they may make.  That’s a 7-point increase for Android, compared to ChangeWave’s last survey.