Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 40.
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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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
Android at Arms
- USPTO begins the process of invalidating the famous 'Steve Jobs' touch patent, should be done by the 24th and a half century.
- The trick that kinda sorta makes LTE work on the Canadian Nexus 4 kinda sorta works on the AT&T Nexus 4, too.
- Google says its working on Google Now for Chrome and it might show up in the future, but won't pinky promise to it.
- Android's Song Search widget, like the cheese, now stands alone as its own app in the Play Store.
- The HTC J Butterfly is dropping the J as it comes to China as the Butterfly X920e. 'X920e', of course, is Mandarin for 'Poor Google Translation of the letter J'. Also, there will be a 3G international version just called the Butterfly.
- HTC announces the One SV, a mid-range phone that has a different combination of letters than other One phones.
- Verizon's Galaxy Camera costs more money up front, but maybe has a cheaper plan under certain circumstances, still can't justify the price tag.
- The Samsung Muse (aka the S Pebble) shows up late to the media player party. The good food has already been eaten and the band is packing it up.
- Fuhu introduces a 10" tablet for teens for $250, continues to rock Cameron's socks off.
- Device Updates: Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1, EVO 4G LTE, Verizon Galaxy S III
- Facebook's new native code update is fast. Not quite race horse duct taped to a SCUD missile fast. Maybe Radagast's rabbit sled fast, though.
- Twitter and Instagram declare war on each other. The UN is expected to intervene, hoping for a diplomatic solution before more blood is shed.
- The folks behind Go Launcher release their next launcher known as "Next Launcher", for $16 known as "aggravated wallet assault."