Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 52. This marks our one-year anniversary and, to celebrate we had a very special drinking game episode. As such, the show may be a bit more adult than usual, but also tons more fun.
Don't forget - the Android Police Podcast's live broadcast is every Thursday at 5PM PST (www.androidpolice.com/podcast). The very 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
- Samsung gives the secrets of the Galaxy S IV to a small boy. Get him!
- One of those secrets may be a new Eye Scroll feature. Samsung hopes to corner the eye-control market.
- We also get a glimpse of the specs the new IV might have. Against all odds, it will be slightly larger, slightly faster, and slightly smarter.
- It will not look like this at all.
- Google goes full-blown decadent, hopes to launch not one but two music subscription services.
Android At Arms
- Judge Koh vacates nearly half of the $1b settlement between Samsung and Apple, set to return in the retrial, Samsung v. Apple 2: Return Of The Electric Boogaloo.
- The President agrees that you should be able to unlock your smartphone, puts his best FCC on the case. Which the FCC was already doing. So cool.
- Meanwhile, one Senator proposes a two-paragraph bill to solve the problem once and for all, if it can pass.
- Google releases more I/O registration details and gets all Easter Egg-y with a slew of games. Because what else are you going to do at work?
- Jelly Bean is up to 16.5% of Android's distribution, which is actually kind of cool. Also, 4.0 and above finally outnumber Gingerbread.
- Hey, we share a birthweek with the Play Store! Mazel Tov to us both! Here, have some sales.
- Meanwhile, in the UK, Google Play gift cards have shown up out of the blue.
- Google+ profiles have been amazeballs-ified.
- ASUS unleashes the Windows 8/Android All-in-one on the village, all the townsfolks flee in terror from the monstrous 18" tablet convertible.
- Verizon begins selling a giant logo with a Note 10.1 attached for $600.
- Device Updates: ASUS releases 4.2 for the TF300T, Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2 update leaks,Verizon preparing 4.1.2 for GSIII, CSpire's GSIII gets Android 4.1.2, AT&T's One X gets 4.1, Rogers' Xperia T gets 4.1.2,Motorola announces 4.1 for DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX, and LG's Intuition most recent update makes users regret downloading it almost as much as they regret buying the phone.
- Cameron wants very badly to love the ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10, but can't quite get over that display.