Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 34. Don't forget - the Android Police Podcast's live broadcast is every Thursday at 5PM PST (www.androidpolice.com/podcast). The unedited video version of the podcast can be found here - and will likely include various verbal expletives, technical snafus, tangents, and probably a good 5-10 minutes of pre-podcast banter as we prepare. Watch at your own risk!
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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
- Ron Amadeo, Guest
- Sprint bought some spectrum from US Cellular, expected to be ready for use by 2073.
- AT&T says it's investing $8 billion into its wireless network, presumably to finally make FaceTime over cellular work.
- Meanwhile, Verizon's like "LTE? Yeah, we're almost, you know, done with that."
- DROID DNA: 5" of eye-melting 1080p - only on Verizon. Come cringe in unison with us on November 13th.
- The Sony Yuga: the first smartphone with a name that sounds like an eastern European carmaker.
- Microsoft Office Mobile is coming to Android, your spreadsheets will never be the same.
Android at Arms
- Apple fixed its apology... and put it at the bottom of the page.
- Apple-Samsung lawsuit filing #232895389 that people blow way out of proportion.
- Apple patented a rectangle, so you can continue making that joke that hasn't been unfunny, unclever, and annoying since a week after it first started going around.
- Google accidentally the Google Wallet physical card.
- The Xperia S is no longer an "experimental AOSP" device. Alright everybody, you can go back to being annoyed with Sony.
- The Samsung Galaxy Express will officially be available for your "meh"-ing on November 16th for just $100.
- James Bond's phone and the Optimus G are up for grabs at AT&T right now - so be sure to prevent your less tech savvy relatives from doing something they'll regret this holiday season. I mean the Bond phone. The Optimus G's alright.
- Oh look, another LTE tablet that's way too old and costs way too much money!
- Samsung sold 3 million Galaxy Note II's, and in Q3 it sold 18 million Galaxy S III's, and that's... not very exciting at all, actually.
- Device Updates: Xperia TX/T/TL, Galaxy Note II (Sprint), Note 10.1 (Germany).
- Angry Birds Star Wars: because Jar Jar wasn't enough.
- Shadowgun: DeadZone is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys. With guns. And it's coming out next week.