Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 48.

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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


Carrier 411

  • First we obliterated this alleged Galaxy S IV render, then someone pointed out it was a fan-made image from months ago. We move on.
  • If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, LG would sincerely like to get sued by Samsung's design lawyers.

Code Google

  • Legends tell, in a land far away, where mortal man dare not tread, there lies a mythical treasure on Pure Mobile: that legendary wireless charging station, the Nexus 4 orb!
  • David turns down our request to read the Android 4.2.1 changelog to us as a bed time story, but you can read it for yourself here.
  • Nexus 4 factory images go all David Blaine on us, disappearing for a while before, voilà! It's back on Google's developer site. (Magician's still say "voilà," right?)
  • The Nexus 4 becomes self-aware and it's tired of taking pictures of your food. On some handsets, if you take too many photos, the camera app stops working until you reboot it.
  • A time to build up, and a time to break down. A time for Gingerbread, and a time for Jelly Bean. To every OS, there is a season. Turn, turn, turn.
  • "Oh hey, is that the new Galaxy?" is replacing "Is that a Droid phone?" as the sentence your friends will say to give you aneurisms.

The Hotsheet

App Updates

In Other News

  • The GameStick gets funded on Kickstarter, achieving 648% of its goal. Still millions below the Ouya's budget, but we'll see.
  • Speaking of, Ouya announced it will release new hardware every year. This makes us feel a little better about buying a game system powered by a Tegra 3 processor.