Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 46.

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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


Rumor Roundup

Code Google

  • The legendary Nexus 7 dock shows up on mythical creature electronics retailer B&H's site for pre-order.
  • Google's stock of the Nexus 10 goes in and out of stock, like it's Malcom McDowell in 1971.

The Hotsheet

  • Sony announces a 10" quad-core tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z. Not to be confused with any of the other several dozens devices with an Xperia Z name.
  • LG unveils the LG Optimus G Pro 5" 1080p display with 1.7GHz quad-core processor and a generous 3,000mAh battery, makes us all wonder why other handsets can't have big batteries.
  • CyanogenMod 10.1 M-Series builds roll out for a bunch of devices including several Nexuses and Samsung phones.
  • Device Updates: Verizon pushes update to Galaxy Note II probably including 'Exynos bug' patch, Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean to international GSII users in Spain

App Updates

  • Opera demoed a fantastic looking browser, no you can't play with it yet.
  • Paranoid Android's PIE navigation system keeps doing the same awesome-looking thing its been doing, but now it works smoothly.
  • LagFix does what it promises on the box, fixes lag issues on some devices like the Nexus 7, requires root.
  • Tasker gets a Holo-ified interface update, but it still needs a lot of work.
  • Temple Run 2 comes out on the Play Store. Have you heard about its giant monkey?

In Other News

  • The Developer Economics report for 2013 comes out, shows that devs want a third platform, tablet support is growing, and app economies are booming. Which is awesome.