All About Android 250
Guest: Nick Slater
Topic: This week, we'll be discussing Android's billions in revenue according to Oracle, Amazon's broader hardware intentions, an interview with the folks behind Nuu Mobile, what actually happened to Chris Lacy's Link Bubble, and more!
Recorded: January 26, 2016
All About Android 250: Smells Like Shenzhen
- Nick Slater http://www.noeticinc.com/
- Google has reportedly brought in revenue to the sum of $31 billion with $22 billion in profit, according to one of Oracle’s lawyers in its patent case against Google. Google claims the information was part of confidential internal financial documents and should not have been released. The transcript that revealed the information has since been pulled.
- No Google Glass is not dead. It’s living a new life in its enterprise pursuit. But the social media accounts that the old Google Glass used to spread its message all went dark. Twitter, Instagram and Google+ accounts for Google Glass are now all shut down, practically sealing the coffin for the consumer version of Google Glass.
- Amazon is in talks with OEMs to try to bring its flavor of Android to devices outside of its own creation, according to sources to The Information. Amazon is looking for deep integration of its services into the new hardware, so it has bigger reach into the back end of Android.
- Interview with Nick Slater, Senior Marketing Wizard - Noetic Inc/Nuu Mobile
- Lumee case
- VOICEMAIL: Anonymous regarding Android lag
- I read a lot on my android devices. I use the various bookstores(nook, kindle, play books) and a few non-store specific readers like Aldiko.I try a lot of them out and I have my preferences. I am also a comic nerd. Again, there are some store specific options, Comixology or Marvel Unlimited for example. Where I have a question is in the non-store tied comics. There is Humble Bundle, and a number of other legal sources of comics are out there without DRM. So here is my question, what are the good apps for reading comics? Jeremiah McCoy
- Google’s weather forecast feature inside Google Now is completely redesigned to look and function like a standalone app. Colorful graphics, animations, charts and a full feature set replace the simple weather card that came before it.
- Spotify is rolling out it’s video product to its apps, starting with Android this week, iOS end of next week. Clips and content from big names like ESPN, Comedy Central, the BBC, as well as yes TWiT, will be found within the app in the next few days.
- We’ve wondered for months who bought Chris Lacy’s Link Bubble app. When he was on last month, he wasn’t prepared to reveal the buyer. Well, now we know. Last week, former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich and his company Brave Software officially launched the new Brave Browser. It’s currently on an invite-only beta release. The creators of Brave were fans of Link Bubble, and buying the app gave them a headstart on Android development for the new browser.
- Link Bubble's Code Is Now Open Source And Visible On GitHub
- Last weeks poll http://aaapoll.com/249
- Jason: Songkick Concerts Free
- Ron: ScreenMeet Free
- Florence: Wifi Analyzer Free
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