Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 46.
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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
- First we found a render that allegedly looked a bit like the HTC M7, but not entirely. Then My. Blurrycam helped us settle the differences.
- First Samsung confirms that an 8" Galaxy Note is on the way. Someone pulls one out in public and steals all of Samsung's thunder.
- Slides of Huawei's 5" handset find their way on to the internet.
- The legendary Nexus 7 dock shows up on
mythical creatureelectronics 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.
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.
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.