Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 47.
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- Matthew Smith, Host
- Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
- Cameron Summerson, Co-host
- David Ruddock, Co-host
- Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host
- Verizon sells some spectrum to AT&T, both companies guffaw and light their cigars with trillion dollar coins as other carriers begs for scraps under the table.
- T-Mobile surreptitiously activates some LTE towers in Kansas City for testing, gives us one more thing to be jealous of Kansas over.
- US DOJ would like to take a look at the Softbank/Sprint merger before it goes through, wants to ensure Japan isn't infiltrating our companies with giant robots. Which would actually be sweet.
- HTC is holding two simultaneous events in London and NYC. Since London is a few hours in the future, it has been asked to not spoil things for the New Yorkers like they've been doing with Downton Abbey.
Android At Arms
- Carrier unlocking phones is now illegal. In that it's legal, you just have to go through your carrier to do it. Or buy an unlocked phone. Or unlock an old phone yourself. Assuming it even works on other networks.
- Judge Koh says Samsung's infringement of Apple's patents wasn't evil, it was just stupid.
- The Nexus 4 is available on the Play Store again, and this time you don't wake up and realize it was all a dream. Heck, even Best Buy got its hands on some.
- Now that it's almost easy to get a Nexus 4 again, here are some photos of a white Nexus 4 for you to be frustrated you can't get yet.
- Google Wallet gets holo-ified, Nexus Warriors everywhere gird themselves.
- Somehow we've managed to cover HTC bundling a tiny phone with its big phone with minimal Xzibit gags.
- Japan is getting this funky-looking phone made by HTC for Infobar, proving that handsets don't have to look like 2001 obelisks.
- HTC comments on the takedown for a custom-ROM/RUU site, saying it supports the developer community. Later the company proves it.
- Verizon discontinues the 32GB Galaxy S III, DROID RAZR, DROID 4, and more, still keeps the caps lock.
- Pantech releases the Vega No. 6, a handset roughly the size of New Jersey.
- Device Updates: Motorola rolls out JB 4.1 to the RAZR i in France, Sprint pushes JB 4.2.1 to its Galaxy Nexus variant.
- Epic Games releases 'Epic Citadel' to the Play Store, lets you explore what it might look like if it ever releases a real game on Android.
- Alien vs Predator: Evolution on Android. Place your bets now.
- Eric searches for hundreds of movies on Netflix, Amazon, Redbox Instant and the Play Store to compare their libraries, confirms what everyone already knew for the most part.
- Blockbuster pretends people still want to rent movies from it, still hasn't figured out how to compete on price.