All About Android 83
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Topic: Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Android 4.2, a steamy ad, and more.
Recorded: October 30 2012
All About Android (83): (Nexus After Dark)
- Google Announcement delayed due to hurricane Sandy
- Google announces the devices anyways: Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes
- The Nexus 4: Google's flagship phone lands November 13th for $299
- Why Doesn't The Nexus 4 Have LTE? Here's Google's Explanation, And Why It Sort Of Makes Sense
- No LTE... BUT: The Nexus 4 rocks 42 Mbps on HSPA+
- Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract Offline availability is expected in Europe, Asia, CIS, the Middle East, Central and South America by the end of November.
- Nexus 7 (32GB and HSPA+) tablet, available November 13th for $299 unlocked
- Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staplesa nd Walmart.
- Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
- Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video
- Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!
- Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
- Nexus AD: Ask Me Anything (all three devices, official video)
- Nexus 4, Nexus 10, And New Nexus 7 Flavors Are Now Live In The Google Play Store
- Google's Wireless Charging Orb for Nexus 4 takes inspiration from Palm's Touchstone
Android 4.2: Jelly Bean
- What's new in 4.2
- New camera app (all buttons gone, follow your thumb press)
- Photo Sphere
- Some panoramas!
- Widgets to lock screen
- Quick Settings
- Multiple user support
- [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=66-4uMQqerA#!&t=5m24s Gesture typing
- Screen sharing using Miracast, Daydream (activated when placed on Charging Orb")
- Unified OS look for tablets and phones
- Matias Duarte Answers Questions About Jelly Bean UI And The Lack Of Micro SD Cards
- Google Now updates
- Gmail (recognize flight confirmations, hotel reservations, restaurant bookings, event tickets, and package tracking emails)
- Exercize (utilizes the phone’s accelerometer and location data: every month it will let you know how far you've walked or biked and also tell you how it compared to the month previous
- Local attractions and photo opportunity proximity (accessing data from Google's Panaramio service, noting when you're close to a place that has a "high density of pictures taken at a spot.)
- stocks, news, local concerts, movies
Google Play updates
- Buy Movies: Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and Australia
- Play Music: Nov 13 - U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain
- Google Inks Deal With Warner Music Group, Now Working With All Major Labels
- Play Music: Match feature - scan library, match to Google library, avoid upload: In Europe at launch, launch in US soon after
- Last Week's Poll
- [Ron - Auto SMS Sender (FREE)
- Jason - Minimal Reader (FREE/$.99)
- Eileen - First Aid - American Red Cross (FREE)
- This Week's Poll
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