Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 50.

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The Cast

  • Matthew Smith, Host
  • Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
  • Cameron Summerson, Co-host
  • Ron Amadeo, Co-host
  • Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host

THE OUTLINE

Rumor Roundup

  • Samsung is probably planning an event to announce the new Galaxy S IV. We're sure pre-empting the launch of the HTC One never crossed Sammy's mind.
  • Meanwhile, Google is plotting to create its own retail stores. If they don't have bean bags and slides, someone screwed up.

Android At Arms

  • 100,000 people demanded the President do something about cell phone unlocking. We ask what he actually can do. The answer? Not much.

Code Google

  • Google launches a $1,300 Chromebook because they have to have something to put in those stores, right?
  • Hey, while we're being indulgent, let's show off what Google Glass is like again! This time a little closer to reality.

The Hotsheet

App Updates

  • FreakZone Games reveals Manos: The Hands of Fate the game for Android. It will take care of your phone while the Master is away.