All About Android 105
Topic: Google Motorola phones detailed, Andy Rubin can't stay away, Glass begins to arrive, Facebook Home review, and more.
Recorded: April 16 2013
All About Android 105: The Facebook Motel
- Schmidt: Android activations reach 1.5 million per day, Google’s new products ‘are phenomenal’
- Motorola Plans Stock Android Phones, Sized 'Just Right'
- Motorola design chief Jim Wicks spoke with PC Mag and finally shed some light on what we can expect out of Moto's newly designed devices, the first ones designed with Google's influence. He says "From a software and UI perspective, our strategy is to embrace Android and to make it the best expression of Android and Google in the market. It will be the unadulterated version of Android, and I feel really good about our embracing Android and being the best Android experience." He also noted that instead of going with "bigger is better", Motorola will focus on "better is better," seeking devices that feel better in the hand rather than one upping the competition spec-wise. He said "That's the easy way out." New design and branding across all carriers for a unified offering no matter where you look for Motorola devices. Look for the first devices to ship in the second half of 2013.
- Motorola following 'better is better' strategy post Google acquisition
- Android founder: We aimed to make a camera OS
- Rubin spoke at an economic summit in Tokyo this week Slides from his original pitch to investors in April 2004, including one with a camera connected "wired or wireless" to a home computer, which then linked to an "Android Datacenter." But growth in digital cameras was gradually slowing as the technology became mainstream. Rubin's company revamped its business plan: A pitch from five months later declares it to be an "open-source handset solution." "We decided digital cameras wasn't actually a big enough market," said Rubin. "I was worried about Microsoft and I was worried about Symbian, I wasn't worried about iPhone yet."
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- Google Glass tech specs: 5MP/720P camera, 802.11b/g Wifi 16GB storage (12GB usable), full day battery
- Camera will take 5 Megapixel images or 720P video
- 16GB of storage (12GB usable) synced with Google cloud storage. (same as a base model iPad)
- 802.11B/G wifi (not faster N)
- Google says the display will be the equivalent of a 25-inch HD screen about 8 feet away.
- Battery - One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
- Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
- The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.
- MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
- Comes with extra nosepads in two sizes!
- Google confirms Glass Explorer Edition shipping this month
- Google Glass API doesn’t allow developers to serve ads
- APK Teardown MyGlass v1.0 - Bluetooth Tethering, Google Voice Support, And Pushing Navigation To Glass
- Non Googler with Google Glass
- Samsung Announces The GALAXY Mega 5.8 And 6.3 Phones, In Their Continuing Efforts To Conquer Every Screen Size
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-orders Now Live For AT&T, $199.99 on New Two Year
- LG wants to “Share the Genius” at May 1st NYC event
- T-Mobile confirms HTC One launch date of April 24
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- Google Updates Developer Guidelines For Tablet-Optimized Apps – Separate Screenshots And Verification Of Tablet UI
- Google is making an update to the Developer Console that will verify tablet compatibility and offer up Tablet screenshots to those browsing the app on the Play Store. Developers who verify that they followed the Tablet UI guidelines for 7 and 10 inch tablets will be given the option to add screenshots for those specific versions. Browsing from a Nexus 7? You'll see screenshots for that tablet interspersed among the other screens.
- New features:
- Fullscreen on phones – Scroll down the page and the toolbar will disappear.
- Simpler searching – Searching from the omnibox will keep your search query visible in the omnibox, making it easier to edit, and show more on your search result page.
- Tab history on tablets – Long press the browser back button to view your tab history
- Google Improves Mobile Search With Easier Access To Rotten Tomatoes Ratings, Quick View Badges For Wikipedia
- If you search for Rotten Tomatoes, you'll see expandable sub sections with links to areas like movies that are in theaters. According to Google, "many sites" will have similar functionality. For some searches, you'll see a blue "Quick view" badge that you can tap to get easy access to a Wikipedia page on the subject.
- Facebook Home
- Chat Heads Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android, Works Across Apps Even Without Facebook Home
- Facebook Home polarises user reviews in Google Play
- Facebook Home now available outside the US
- Facebook Home now available for everyone with patched APK
- Use Facebook Home Alongside Another Launcher By Leaving It Enabled, But Not Making It The Default
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