Welcome to the Android Police Podcast, Episode 52. This marks our one-year anniversary and, to celebrate we had a very special drinking game episode. As such, the show may be a bit more adult than usual, but also tons more fun.

Don't forget - the Android Police Podcast's live broadcast is every Thursday at 5PM PST (www.androidpolice.com/podcast). The very 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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The Cast

  • Matthew Smith, Host
  • Bob Severns, Editor, A/V
  • Cameron Summerson, Co-host
  • David Ruddock, Co-host
  • Eric Ravenscraft, Co-host


Rumor Roundup

  • Samsung gives the secrets of the Galaxy S IV to a small boy. Get him!
  • One of those secrets may be a new Eye Scroll feature. Samsung hopes to corner the eye-control market.
  • We also get a glimpse of the specs the new IV might have. Against all odds, it will be slightly larger, slightly faster, and slightly smarter.
  • It will not look like this at all.
  • Google goes full-blown decadent, hopes to launch not one but two music subscription services.

Android At Arms

  • Judge Koh vacates nearly half of the $1b settlement between Samsung and Apple, set to return in the retrial, Samsung v. Apple 2: Return Of The Electric Boogaloo.
  • The President agrees that you should be able to unlock your smartphone, puts his best FCC on the case. Which the FCC was already doing. So cool.
  • Meanwhile, one Senator proposes a two-paragraph bill to solve the problem once and for all, if it can pass.

Code Google

The Hotsheet

Product Reviews

  • Cameron wants very badly to love the ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10, but can't quite get over that display.

App Updates

  • The Opera beta with that slick new rendering engine goes live on the Play Store. David contains his excitement.
  • The 5th Humble Bundle for Android goes live. Get a bunch of indie games for whatever price you'd like to pay, you cheapskates!