Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 40.
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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
- Slides for NVIDIA's next Tegra chip leak out: 'Wayne' will have 72 GPU cores, support for 2560x1600 displays, serious angst over its deceased parents.
- Photos leak for Polaroid's new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses running Android. I still want my Android-powered oven.
Android At Arms
- Judge Koh throws out Apple's bids for injunctions against Samsung, Samsung's claims of jury misconduct, tells them both to kiss and make up.
- Samsung voluntarily drops its bid for injunctions against Apple in Europe, realizing that the more it fights, the more it drives Apple away and that will never bring the passion back to their relationship.
- Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent preliminarily invalidated by the USPTO, and I'm out of "Samsung and Apple secretly want to be lovers" jokes.
- Google cleans Motorola's house, sells off its set top box and modem business to Arris Group, rakes in another $2.35bn or as Google calls it "enough money for a decent night out."
- The Nexus 7 Pogo dock is up for pre-order on B&H's website for $40 and a tentative December 30th release date. So, the accessory for that tablet you ordered in June might get to you just in time to miss every single holiday, no matter your belief system. Plus one for equality, I guess.
- The Google+ mobile apps gets awesome new features like Communities, animated GIF support, and a Photo Sphere viewer. It also gets one dumb feature: Moods.
- Google brings Scan and Match to the U.S. after it launched in Europe last month, just to prove that not every cool thing comes to the U.S. first.
- Stephen Colbert gets David thinking (he has that effect on people): has 9 months of Play Store incubation given birth to a bouncing baby brand or not?
- An Exynos 4 exploit is discovered and it's a nasty one. Don't worry, though. Samsung's got this.
- Among the other thing's Samsung's got is a Developer Edition of the 16GB Galaxy Note II. You can't have it yet, though.
- What you can have is a look at the Galaxy Grand. A 5" device with an 800x480 display that, let's be real, isn't meant for most of you.
- Device updates: CM10.1 nightlies out for Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700), Nexus 7 (Grouper), GSM Galaxy Nexus (Maguro), Galaxy S, S II, SIII, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0/10.1, Galaxy Nexus on Verizon (Toro), Sprint (toroplus), 3G Nexus 7 (tilapia), Verizon and Sprint Galaxy S IIIs, Intl. Galaxy Note (n7000), Note II (n7100), Samsung Captivate, AT&T GSII, GSIII (MetroPCS, US Cellular), and Acer Iconia A700
- Device updates: Android 4.1 for Atrix HD on AT&T, 4.1.2 with 'Premium Suite' for Intl. GSIII in UK, Germany, Switzerland and more, U.S. Cellular GSIII to receive 4.1 starting Dec. 21st, T-Mobile Galaxy Note II update coming Dec. 19th, bringing Multi-Windows and more, HTC One XL receiving Jelly Bean in Asia
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