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


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.
Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.