All About Android 5
Recorded: April 25, 2011
Published: April 25, 2011
All About Android 5: A Podcast About Podcast Apps... How Meta
Samsung versus Apple, Tracking your every move, Podcast apps turned inside out, and more.
- Samsung strikes back at Apple with ten patent infringement claims
- Android fans accuse Apple of copying Samsung first
- Google Cloud Music? – Rumors Of Partnership Talks Between Spotify and Google
- Google Might Be Tracking Your Location, But Not Without Your Permission
- *Related - Android phones keep location cache, too, but it's harder to access
- Amazon updates Kindle app for Honeycomb, shows that tablets really do exist
- Kindle for Android now optimized for Honeycomb tablets
- TweetComb - Proper Twitter for Honeycomb
- HoneyReader Is The First Android Feed Reader Made Specifically For Honeycomb
This week's face-off: Podcast Apps:
- Loren: Tip for potential Atrix buyers
"Jason, Your twitter friend is wrong about SPB not allowing regular widgets. I have Aix weather on one of the panels and I tested Beyond Pod, Amazon MP3, Audible and Beautiful Widgets widgets. They all work just fine. So Eileen you can use SPB if you want to. I do have a big complaint about SPB though; it does exhibit lag at random times and I'm talking about as much as 20 seconds delay to slide between panels or to switch into a different view. I am using a custom ROM on my Galaxy S Captivate so that might be a mitigating factor.
Anyway, I like A cubed (All About Android). Keep up the good work.
Dan Gardner San Antonio, Texas"
"I spent a month in Australia and was able to easily use my phone throughout my trip. You can buy a pre-paid SIM card from a local carrier. You can find a list here: http://paygsimwithdata.wikia.com/wiki/Pay_as_you_go_sim_with_data_Wiki
I recommend double checking with each of the local carriers for special deals before your trip. Virgin Mobile AU was having a limited-time special for a free GB of data with a $19 plan during my time in Sydney. For a little over $20 (after taxes/fees) I was able to text and make calls with my Australia friends and use data frequently throughout my whole trip. Because I ported my number to Google Voice I was also able to text and make calls like I was at home (either through my laptop or my mobile with an internet calling hack). I plan to do this every time I leave the country now.
The caveat is that you need to have an unlocked GSM phone (or one of the few ""world"" phones from Sprint/Verizon). I have an unlocked ATT Nexus One so it was easy for me.
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- Edited by: Jason
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