Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, where you can hear us talk the news to you - because reading is for chumps. This week on the show we're talking Google v. Oracle, HTC Incredible 4G, and more. It's essiting.
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- Ron says the Galaxy S III was designed entirely by lawyers, but I don't see a BMW badge or a coke mirror anywhere on this thing.
- T-Mobile is going to use those $4 billion it got from AT&T to presumably make more commercials that try to convince people AT&T is awful and T-Mobile is awesome. Oh, and something about LTE, too.
- AT&T is going to start doing family data buckets, just as soon as they figure out how to do it such that it won't save anyone any money whatsoever.
- The Sony Xperia Ion is coming to AT&T in June, like that guy who shows up to a party at 2AM. A year later.
Android at Arms: Legal News
- Oracle and Google's massive slapfight has partially gone to the jury and it basically sounds like someone needs to throw Oracle a pity party.
The Hotsheet (device news)
- The HTC One X is now available on AT&T. You should buy it.
- And the bootloader is locked, so if you have a beard, maybe you shouldn't buy it. No source code yet, either. But hey, there's root.
- The DROID Incredible 4G LTE is officially official - and we touched it.
- The HTC One V is coming to the US this summer, so you can get your retro-Hero fix on. FINALLY!
- EVO 4G LTE things will commence on May 18th.
- The HTC EVO V 4G: bringing Sprint's horrible naming strategy and the totally-not-a-failed-experiment WiMAX network to prepaid.
- We go hands-on with the Galaxy S III, which was apparently deserving of our longest title of the year.
- Also, you can preorder a Galaxy S III for 500 GBP, which is around 620 monopoly monies, or 800 old white guy dollars.
- Toshiba has some tablets you can buy. If you dare.
- Kyocera debuted the Hydro and the Rise, but unfortunately there's no Voltron-like mechanism that combines the two into a single, non-craptastic phone. Kyocera, I am disappoint. And here's us playing with them.
- Device Updates: Rezound, Galaxy Note (GSM Int.), EVO 4G, CLIQ 2, DROID 3, Thunderbolt.
- Facebook got rid of those awful Messenger and Camera icons designed to confuse your mom.
- Titanium Backup is now kinda sorta backyard duct-tape solution integrated with Google Drive.
- Flipboard has been pulled from the Galaxy S III, marking the first time anyone has ever pulled an exclusive app off an Android phone.
- Viggle lets you watch TV and earn real rewards for doing it. Finally, a reason to watch The Walking Dead again.