All About Android 108
Topic: Gina goes Glass, IO schedule goes live, Viber goes video, and muh much more.
Recorded: May 7 2013
All About Android (108): (Gina's glass is half empty)
- Google I/O sessions list goes live, only one (3 hour long!) keynote this year
- What We Can Learn From The Google I/O Session Schedule: Tons Of Gaming, Lower Latency Audio, Next-Gen Google TV, And More!
- Jelly Bean finally overtakes Ice Cream Sandwich as users upgrade Android or devices
- GB 38.5% JB 28.4% ICS 27.5% (4.0+ 55.5%)
Gina Goes Glass!
- Google Glass: The biggest challenge is getting over your own hangups about wearing them in public.
- Gina took a pic of the show from her view
- HTC M4 Details Leak – It's Basically Just A Smaller, Less-Powerful One
- Wil Wheaton Struggles to Root His HTC One – Koush Does It Instead, Names Recovery After Him
- HTC Extends $100 Trade-Up Program Again: Purchase Date Moved To May 19th, Redeem By June 19th
- Korea Times: LG is working with Google on another Nexus phone
- The Korea Times reports that LG is working with Google on a Nexus sequel looking to repeat the Nexus 4 magic and is already Presumably another phone beyond that Optimus G sequel we've been promised, there's no word yet on whether we'll see any new Google-branded hardware at this year's I/O event. We reached out to an LG spokesperson, who told us that it doesn't comment on rumor and speculation, although the meeting wasn't all about the Nexus series. LG is also apparently looking for more cooperation with Google on TVs and other future hardware -- Glass was apparently mentioned in passing.
- Nook HD and HD+ are closed no more! Barnes & Noble is giving consumers access to Play through a software update in the near future. No details on the date of that update as of yet.
- Today through May 12 (yes, that's Mother's Day), the 7-inch Nook HD is available starting at $149 for the entry-level 8GB model (normally $199) and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ starts at a mere $179 for the 16GB model (normally $269). Both products offer expandable memory via a microSD expansion slot.
- Kobo Arc 7" IPS 1280x720 display, 1.5 GHz dual core, 1GB RAM, 16/32/64GB models, ICS, Play Store. $199.99/$249.99/$299.99
Hello AAA, There was a user who wrote in on episode 107 who used Doggcatcher that wanted to play videos files as audio. Doggcatcher already has a feature to do this. If you press and hold on an episode of a video podcast an option to "play as audio" will come up. It will continue to play after the phone screen locks. I've had no problems doing this on my Galaxy S3.
Thanks for the shows.
- Folks using Viber's iOS and Android apps will see many changes to the overall user experience in version 3.0: * added support for video messages * a novel voice engine to help improve call quality * the ability to check contacts' online status * a completely redesigned interface. Meanwhile, the newly minted Viber Desktop features video calling and seamlessly integrates / syncs with the mobile offerings -- which makes things like being able to transfer ongoing voice calls between devices possible.
- Viber allows you to text, call, and send photos and video messages worldwide for free to over 200 million users using 3G or Wifi. Viber is available for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone and many more devices and platforms. On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.
- Casey - Partial downloads for Play Store app updates
- Play Store presents the full file size in the progress window but still only downloads the "delta".
- Last Week's Poll
- Gina - Ninja SMS ($1.50)
- Jason - DigiCal+ ($4.99)
- Ron - Schemes (FREE)
- This Week's Poll
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