Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 58.

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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.