All About Android 82
Topic: Nexus event revealed, HTC J Butterfly, Nexus 7 versus iPad Mini, and more.
Recorded: October 23 2012
All About Android (82): (Ron Goes Rant)
Hey! Google announced an event we all saw coming. "The playground is open" next Monday, October 29.
A source told The Next Web that Google detailed the technology set to be unveiled at the event in a video from one of their all hands meetings. Here's what we supposedly know:
32GB Nexus 7 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ Samsung Nexus 10 tablet, codename Manta (4.2 JB, 2560×1600 pixel (16:10) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch (PPI) compared to the new iPad’s 264 PPI.) LG Nexus 4 (4.2 JB, quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper) and a 2100mAh battery.) 4.2: ‘Content in the center,’ which will allow users to access Play Store content from a widget and ‘Tablet Sharing’ which will suit families and enterprise users, providing them with a simple and easy to switch between several users on a tablet. Updated panoramic camera to support horizontal and vertical.
- Android 4.2 Alpha Teardown, Part 3: The New Work-In-Progress Gallery And More Multiple User Stuff
- 32GB Nexus 7 now in stock at Staples
- Motorola calls stock Android 'the right thing,' but bows to Verizon customization
"We are going to have to do some customization," Osterloh told us. Pressed on whether it was specifically carriers that were the driving force behind the "customization," Osterloh said that "Our partners sometimes want customizations. [...] Our interest is to make it as close to Android as possible and generally we negotiate somewhere in the middle."
I haven't heard you guys talk about this yet, but I wanted to tip you off about a great live wallpaper. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exitbrain.livewallpaper.startrek
It has 3 areas with 6 customizable buttons to open up apps. Two of those areas can be turned off if you don't want them. It rearranges itself very well when it rotates and has some great sounds. It's only $1.69 so the cost is pretty good. It's definately worth checking out.
The developer has his own demo video but I'll throw in my own as well. Video Thanks for the great work guys.
- HTC J Butterfly preview: a stunning 5-inch 1080p phone for Japan - not likely to make it out of Japan, but probably a varient will
- HTC DLX (Deluxe) images reveal Verizon’s HTC J Butterfly
- Motorola Provides List of Eligible Devices For $100 Trade-In Program – Updates Jelly Bean Release Schedule As Well
- iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Hey guys, I have had a long run with iPhones but I am really tempted to switch to the Note 2 (ATT) when pre-orders hit Thursday.
I am ready for the change. I still have the 3GS and to be honest I am not really sold on upgrading for no other reason than I am getting tired of the same old ios environment.
I am sure you all have talked about it on the show but I would appreciate a go-no-go for the Samsung Note 2, if not what would you recommend.
I am long past due for a "upgrade" with ATT and $299 sounds like a good deal for the Note2. Would you get one? Pros/Cons.
- Google Calendar app finally hits Google Play (great if you aren't stock!)
- Google Calendar on Play (4.0.3+)
- Firefox Marketplace available for early testing via Mozilla's Aurora Android browser
Mozilla is giving Android mobile users the first look at their anticipated Firefox Marketplace for web apps using Firefox. Users of the Aurora build can get in on the action, though be forewarned. This is all alpha and bleeding edge. Just to be clear, these are not Android apps, but Firefox OS apps that will run on the Firefox OS whenever it hits, as well as on Firefox browsers. You can grab a copy of the Aurora browser from Mozilla's website to check it out for yourself.
Hey AAA team,
I think that I have found the best Android in the Wild. This is a photo of a musician playing on a C train in Manhattan. While I have not gotten the chance to use the app, I think that her was advertising his CDs with a Nexus 7 hanging from his neck and using LED Scroller Ultimate or a variant of that app.
Thought you would have a giggle with this one. Love the Show.
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