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Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 58.

Don't forget - the Android Police Podcast's live broadcast is every Thursday at 5PM PST (www.androidpolice.com/podcast). The 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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The Cast

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

THE OUTLINE

Carrier 411

Rumor Roundup

  • LG is gonna do a thing on May 1st. It's probably the Optimus G Pro.

Code Google

  • Google releases the My Glass companion app for the Google Glass that you wish you could get your hands on. But you can't. Plebian.
  • You can, however, have an APK teardown, wherein Ron discovers Google Games. Unifying messenger and games across platforms? Google, you shouldn't have! (Yes you should.)
  • A major executive of a company said positive things about upcoming products from a subsidiary of said company. In other news, people who like ice cream think ice cream is great.
  • There are 1.5m Android phones activated every day, which is insane. Some of them run Facebook Home, which Google is totally cool with.
  • Meanwhile, Motorola's design chief says he's aiming for phones that are "just right," running "unadulterated" Android, and have the same branding across carriers. Neat.

The Hotsheet

Product Reviews

  • David has over 9,000 words to say about the HTC One. That's not a reference to an old meme. That's the actual number of words.

App Updates

  • Cameron likes Facebook Home a lot more than you think he does, but it's still really only for the Facebook faithful. The Faceful, if you will.
  • Facebook also rolls out voice calling via Messenger to U.S. users so you can talk to your talk heads while you chat with your Chat Heads.
  • FL Studio arrives on Android, costs $20 and appears to be worth every friggin' penny.
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.

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