All About Android 108

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All About Android
Episode 108

Contents

All About Android (108): (Gina's glass is half empty)

News

GB 38.5% JB 28.4% ICS 27.5% (4.0+ 55.5%)

Gina Goes Glass!

21:00

Hardware

47:18

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

Email

57:05

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.

Andrew


Apps

1:01:30

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.

Voice Mail

1:05:45

Android Arena!

1:09:35

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