Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 54.

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The Cast

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

THE OUTLINE

Carrier 411

  • AT&T launches data plans for people with huge data needs and Scrooge McDuck-style skyscrapers filled with money.

Code Google

  • There's a shiny new version of the Play Store running around and it's got cards.
  • Eric Schmidt says that putting the guy who runs one OS in charge of another OS is not a sign that they will merge.
  • Motorola's new CEO will speak at D11, probably confirm that the X Phone is coming, will be free, have a 700 Gigapixel camera made by Nikon and be constructed of titanium rainbows.
  • The most important thing you need when preparing for a baby is a Nexus 10.
  • Google Keep is real and kind of fantastic.
  • Too bad you can't use it because no one can ever trust anything Google does ever again after it murdered Reader in its sleep. Or maybe not.
  • Gmail now lets you archive emails directly from the expandable notifications. Maybe Google isn't entirely evil.
  • Currents also gets an update that improves the audio features like listening to podcasts. Hint hint.

The Hotsheet

App Updates

  • Minuum is a squished-down keyboard that gives you most of your screen back.
  • Frontline Commando: D-Day uses Eisenhower's speech to the troops that were about to invade Normandy to promote a game with a bunch of IAPs. Which is weird.

Developer News

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