Welcome to the Android Police Week In Review - your source for the biggest Android stories of the week. Don't forget, you can catch a lot of these stories (and more) on our weekly podcast.
- Nexus 10: Cameron's initial impressions (tl;dr - pixels of eye-melting goodness)
- Nexus 4: Ron's initial impressions (tl:dr - sex)
- Does Google Maps infringe Apple's new maps patent? Only if you don't read it.
- The physical Google Wallet card is coming, and it's black. So you already want it.
- Cameron compares US GSM carriers for those of you salivating over a Nexus 4, but find the idea of leaving Verizon's cozy coverage a little bit scary.
- Ron tore down some APKs, found some features you may be interested in. In other words, it was a pretty typical Thursday.
- We leak the Sprint Flash, I try not to sound too bored about it.
- Oh look, it's the DROID DNA. I guess that's better than J Butterfly...?
Android at Arms
- Apple has to rewrite its apology to Samsung, because apologizing and then spending four paragraphs of said apology talking about why you shouldn't have to apologize probably isn't going to make the judge who ordered you to apologize in the first place very happy.
- Apple then fixed its apology.
- The Nexus 4 is official and officially costs $300 for the 8GB version, officially.
- Yep, it does 42Mbps HSPA+.
- And no, it doesn't do LTE and Google has reasons for that. Even if they aren't the most convincing ones.
- You can get a system dump and wallpapers from it here.
- The Nexus 10 has arrived, too, and it has a lot of pixels, basically.
- The Nexus 7 32GB and 3G are no longer Google's worst kept secrets, mostly because they aren't secret anymore.
- Google is allegedly selling nearly a million Nexus 7's a month. And all without an SD card slot - I mean, who'd have believed that legions of angry internet commenters didn't represent typical consumers? That's just silly.
- T-Mobile will carry the Nexus 4 (and Nexus 7 3G), and if you buy it from them, I will absolutely make fun of you.
- The Galaxy Nexus is no longer for sale, preventing at least a few dozen people of questionable intelligence from doing something stupid.
- Android 4.2: it has features, and we put them in a list!
- That includes a new keyboard and clock, which you can get right now here.
- You can also read about Android 4.2's more robust security here.
- Photo Sphere has me geeking out hard.
- Google Search has been updated with new Now cards, bringing Skynet one step closer to finding Sarah Connor.
- This is how Android 4.2's quick settings menu works - if the concept of using two fingers on a touchscreen eludes you.
- Matias Duarte answered the whole "no SD card slot in Nexuses" question again, which predictably resulted in him not answering any more questions from Google+ users thereafter.
- Oh, and here's another reason we don't have SD cards in Nexuses: multi-user support. And I'm going to assume you want that.
- The Acer Iconia Tab A110, for just $230, will finally give SD card zealots a cheap tablet of their own... from which to angrily comment on every post and review on the internet about a phone or tablet without an SD card slot.
- Device Updates: Panasonic Eluga, LG Viper, RAZR HD / MAXX.
Zombie Driver THD Review: you got your shooter in my racing game!
Zombiewood Review: please insert $1.99 to complete this title.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - the most fun you'll have frantically running from the police.
The physical Google Wallet card - will you use it? Answer options include "yes," "hell yes," and "I'm just here to complain that it probably won't be available in my country."