All About Android 107
Guest: Aaron Newcomb
Topic: Google's to-do list for I/O 2013, Google posts how-to video on Glass, and hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Recorded: April 30 2013
All About Android 107: Android Style
Galaxy S4 Unboxing
- Google Is Working On And Testing Android 4.3 - It's Still Jelly Bean
- Google I/O 2013: Google's To-Do List This Year
- Babel New Android release Gaming Google Wallet Card Motorola Phone Google Now cards/improvements Google TV improvements Google Music subscriptions Google X "Control System" At a SXSW talk, Astro Teller (whose official title at Google X is, I kid you not, "Captain of Moonshots") announced that a new Google X project would be unveiled at this year's Google I/O. Teller only vaguely described the project as a "control system" and that it is "very fragile." None of that is particularly enlightening. Teller's background is probably of some relevance. He has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, and co-founded a company called BodyMedia, a wearable technology company.
- NASA launches three smartphones into orbit
- Samsung butchers 'Gangnam Style' for Indian Galaxy S4 launch
- Apple and Samsung set to battle over damages this November
- Microsoft creates an Apple vs. Samsung wedding fight for its new Windows Phone ad
Hey there all about Android staff. I'm a dedicated listener to the podcast. In fact, I consume quite a number of podcasts, thanks to Doggcatcher, mostly during commute time. Recently, I've been downloading lots of interesting video as well (TED talks, etc.) The biggest problem: I don't really have time to sit and stare at my phone, and it's not safe during my commute. Many of these talks are mostly audio, and could be just listened to, but running the screen without looking at it seems an extreme waste of battery, not to mention the pocket-press control problem. I'd love a video player with an option to keep playing the audio when you blank the screen. Does such a beast exist?
Ross Houston, TX
- BeyondPod allows you to blank your screen while playing videos, as well. Note that you cannot switch apps, though, or the video will stop.
- Google posts how-to video teasing Glass
- Tumblr: White Men Wearing Google Glass
- Best Buy preorders for the Sprint Galaxy S4 delayed for 2 to 3 weeks
- Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4 getting its first OTA update today
- Galaxy S4 16GB model 50% storage full out of the box
- Samsung’s 2013 tablet portfolio leaks: 1080p 8-inch Tab, octa-core 11-incher coming
- Samsung Unveils 7″ Galaxy Tab 3
- Beware of some Android rooting apps
- Meet the UDOO development board supporting Android, Arduino & Linux
- First there was Eric Schmidt, who described Home as "a tremendous endorsement" of the Google Play ecosystem. Now none other than Matias Duarte (who himself led Android's dramatic visual transformation) has chimed in. "The new Facebook Home shows an incredible amount of polish and attention to design detail, and that didn’t come from a hardware manufacturer," Duarte said in an interview with ABC News. "With the Home experience, they did a nice job expressing the Facebook experience, but so much of the Google design experience with Ice Cream Sandwich was in there as well," he said.
- Google Drops The Hammer, Bans Facebook (And All Others) From Performing Non-Play Store App Updates
- Google closes Facebook's loophole, bans non-Play store app updates in Android
- Google's new phrasing leaves little room for interpretation. Facebook's justification for its update policy was that it was only pushing the updates to users that allowed non-Play store downloads to their phones, and it was informing them that the update was available. That worked under the old terms and conditions, but it's clear that Facebook will now have to stop its experiment of pushing new features to users that allow installations from unknown sources.
- Official Yahoo! App Updated to Version 1.0, Packs Visual News Stream
- Swype for Android finally available in the Play store
So I recently received my HTC One and I am loving this phone. My only complaint is that I miss the full screen caller ID from my iPhone. The screen on the HTC One is so beautiful and vibrant, that I really want to have my caller ID photos as large as possible.
Do you guys have any suggestions for apps to use? And I have no issue with a for pay app. If I want the Android App community to get better, I have to do my part and support the developers.
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