Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 44.
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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
- T-Mobile is going to release a new GS3 with LTE. By the way, T-Mobile is going to have an LTE network soon.
- Dish Network is all "Oh no you di'in't!" over the Sprint buyout of Clearwire, attempts to outbid Sprint.
- Verizon is unconcerned with these mere mortals' squabbling, will have its entire current 3G footprint covered in LTE by the end of the year.
- Google releases a beta channel for Chrome for Android. No, the current version wasn't a beta! Smartass.
- A couple weeks ago, we asked Google to add digital copies to Play Movies. Google listened and added digital copy support to Play Magazines... Wait, what?
MEGA ULTRA CES 2013 COVERAGE
- We have a lengthy discussion about the Sony Xperia Port Covers. There are opinions galore.
- Speaking of opinions, we get literally billions of emails asking us what we think of phones with secondary e-ink displays. Now, we deliver.
- Did you hear about Huawei's 6.1" Ascend Mate? We talk about it! Mostly about it's size!
- We will find a reason for a curved OLED display on a phone if it's the last thing we do.
- Vizio makes some stock Android tablets that bear striking similarities to the Nexus 7/10. Now just give us the price...
- Acer tries the same thing, but it doesn't sound nearly as good.
- Verizon shoves an LTE radio into the Galaxy Note 10.1 and slaps a giant logo on the back. Natch.
- Given a distinction between "cheap" and "affordable", ARCHOS sits exactly in the middle of the two with its new line of Titanium tablets.
- David gets his hands on the Archos TV Connect and finds himself questioning its existence.
- David gets his hands on the RCA 8" Mobile TV Tablet. Ditto.
- Oh man. This Qualcomm keynote. You do not understand how much you need to see this. Awkward CEOs, Alice Eve, Big Bird, Bishop Desmond Tutu, a Rolls Royce, and of course, Tornado! Tornado 92! FUEGO!!
- When Qualcomm wasn't embarrassing itself, it was announcing new mobile processors, and renaming old ones.
- Samsung also has new processors, including the 8-core-no-4-core-well-kind-of-both Exynos 5 Octa.
- Intel would also like to remind you that it is doing things in the smartphone world.
- David plays with one of those things.
- NVIDIA demos the SHIELD platform that, aside from placing extra stress on Shift keys the world over, allows you to play Steam games in the bathroom, or Dead Trigger with better controls.
- Polaroid announces a mirrorless (and sensorless!) camera that runs Android. It sucks.
- How would you like an Android-powered oven? How about for $7500? Hey, where'd you go?