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05 Apr 12 Android Atlas Weekly 92: Farewell, until 2020 (Podcast)


This marks the end of the Android Atlas Podcast

Justin, Jaymar, Antuan Stephen predict the future of the
Android Operating System all the way in the year 2020. All that and more on this week’s edition of Android Atlas Weekly


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EPISODE 92

Jaymar’s Predictions for 2020

Google Play Movies will be re-rebranded as YouTube
Android will be available as a standalone desktop OS, and it will come loaded with Chrome Browser (a la Windows IE). (This, of course, means that Chrome OS is dead)
Android@Home initiative will be in full swing: lights, appliances, security systems, etc. will be powered by Android
Android will become self-aware, at which point it will send an Austrian bodybuilder back in time to pre-emptively end any hope for a human rebellion. This bodybuilder will, of course, be wearing Android-powered sunglasses
Instagram will announce that it is coming to Android “very, very soon”

In the year 2020: by Justin

Motorola will cease to exist as a separate entity
iOS will just be a skin on top of Android
Zucchini Bread will be released for the Sonysung Nexus Quasar
GoogleTV will be 20x better than today, and still no one will be using it
Most Android phones will have Lytro cameras built in

Antuan Goodwin 2020

Singularity happens and we will be powered by Android… or civilization ends on Black Friday 2012 and we don’t have to worry about it.
Android custom skins (Sense UI, TouchWiz) grow out of control, morphing into offshoot branch OSes of themselves. OEMs build their own app stores and music markets to get around Google’s rules
Google attemps to tighten control over the look and feel of AOSP, there will some headbutting between OEMs and Google and the search giant will need to decide how “evil” it will be.
Google self driving
cars will evolve into an ad-supported Google Cab service. You’ll be able to call a robo cab with your Android phone and have it automatically come pick you up and take you to a location.
Someone finally builds an Android powered
iPhone killer… faced with defeat, Apple reverts to full time patent trolling.

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END OF SHOW DETAILS:

BLOG cnet.com/android-atlas
TWITTER @androidatlas
JAYMAR @jaymarcabebe
JUSTIN @notmyrealname
ANTUAN @antgoo
STEPHEN @stephenbeacham

Article source: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57408859-251/android-atlas-weekly-92-farewell-until-2020-podcast/

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09 Feb 12 Android Atlas Weekly 84: Chrome finally hits Android (Podcast)


Chrome comes to
Android with one gigantic caveat. Or maybe two. And we are joined by cell phone expert Jessica Dolcourt who gives us her personal opinion of Android.

Listen now:

Download today’s podcast


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EPISODE 84

NEWS:

-Three years on, Chrome at last arrives on Android

-Verizon Galaxy Nexus loses Google support

-Google Voice gets the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment

-Motorola patent license will cost Apple 2.25% of sales

-Google secretly testing pair of connected devices

-An Android tablet for the tub

-Superslim Samsung Galaxy S III could drop in May

-HTC hoping Studio can revitalize brand in 2012

-Transparent Screen

EMAILS:

Here is a HTTP user-agent for the Android Browser:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; MB525 Build/3.4.2-107_JDN-9) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile
Safari/533.1

Webkit is based on the KHTML rendering engine, which is was first seen in KDE’s web browser Konqueror. Apple forked KHTML in 2002 to develop Webkit.

It’s sad to see Antgoo leave, at least now he won’t be flailing his phone at the Camera for dates.
- kevin

—–

Hey guys, I just caught your podcast for this week, where you talk
about bigger screen sizes. I must be in a minority, as I want my phone
screen as LARGE as possible, given that I just the screen (games, web
surfing, videos, etc) exponentially more than making calls. If I
could’ve got a GNexus at the size of a Note or Dell Streak, I would’ve
in a hearbeat!

Great show

Ryan

—–

Voice mail about Facebook. Fit it in where ever

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Hi my name is josh from the Chicago area. in response to your voice mail about the callers phone not syncing with Facebook. You over looked the most valuable piece of evidence in that call. The fact he said he had a galaxy nexus.

Facebook blocking syncing is so last summer news. Right about the time google plus rolled out Facebook blocked syncing to the nexus class phones. When I bought my Nexus S 4G the Sprint employee reminded me. I can’t remember if it was exactly Facebook that did this or google.

The other Android phones can do it because whatever skin they run is actually doing the Facebook syncing not Android. So if your running a pure vanilla Android (Nexus class) you cannot sync because Facebook and google can’t get along in the social network arena. I knew this when I bought my Nexus S 4G and honestly don’t miss it seeing as I have over 400 friends on Facebook and that just clogs up my contact list and my phone would always blow up all day with Facebook notifications and run the battery down even faster.

Love the show
-Josh-

http://androidcommunity.com/google-says-facebook-contacts-sync-violates-android-tos-20110223/

—–

Hey guys! Love the show, been listening for a few months now. As a truck driver, it really helps the miles fly by.

I bought the Motorola Bionic in September and saw the data connectivity issues almost immediately. Heard there was going to be an OTA update that would fix this problem. Well, I got said OTA update, but airplane mode is still my most used app on my phone in order to reset my data connection. I randomly, and frequently lose my data connection (4G 3G) out of nowhere. Is there an actual, working fix on the way that you guys know about?

Thanks for all the hard work and great entertainment.
Matt from Colorado Springs.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/12/19/this-is-why-your-verizon-galaxy-nexus-or-other-4g-lte-vzw-phone-is-losing-data-signal/

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SHOW DETAILS:

BLOG cnet.com/android-atlas
STREAM cnet.com/live/
TIME Wednesdays @ 10am PT
EMAIL androidatlas@cnet.com
TWITTER @androidatlas
JAYMAR @jaymarcabebe
JUSTIN @notmyrealname
PHONE 866-344-CNET (2638)

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09 Feb 12 Android Atlas Weekly 84: Chrome finally hits Android (Podcast)


Chrome comes to
Android with one gigantic caveat. Or maybe two. And we are joined by cell phone expert Jessica Dolcourt who gives us her personal opinion of Android.

Listen now:

Download today’s podcast


Subscribe: iTunes (MP3)iTunes (320×180)iTunes (640×360)RSS (MP3)RSS (320×180)RSS (640×360)


EPISODE 84

NEWS:

-Three years on, Chrome at last arrives on Android

-Verizon Galaxy Nexus loses Google support

-Google Voice gets the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment

-Motorola patent license will cost Apple 2.25% of sales

-Google secretly testing pair of connected devices

-An Android tablet for the tub

-Superslim Samsung Galaxy S III could drop in May

-HTC hoping Studio can revitalize brand in 2012

-Transparent Screen

EMAILS:

Here is a HTTP user-agent for the Android Browser:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; MB525 Build/3.4.2-107_JDN-9) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile
Safari/533.1

Webkit is based on the KHTML rendering engine, which is was first seen in KDE’s web browser Konqueror. Apple forked KHTML in 2002 to develop Webkit.

It’s sad to see Antgoo leave, at least now he won’t be flailing his phone at the Camera for dates.
- kevin

—–

Hey guys, I just caught your podcast for this week, where you talk
about bigger screen sizes. I must be in a minority, as I want my phone
screen as LARGE as possible, given that I just the screen (games, web
surfing, videos, etc) exponentially more than making calls. If I
could’ve got a GNexus at the size of a Note or Dell Streak, I would’ve
in a hearbeat!

Great show

Ryan

—–

Voice mail about Facebook. Fit it in where ever

—–

Hi my name is josh from the Chicago area. in response to your voice mail about the callers phone not syncing with Facebook. You over looked the most valuable piece of evidence in that call. The fact he said he had a galaxy nexus.

Facebook blocking syncing is so last summer news. Right about the time google plus rolled out Facebook blocked syncing to the nexus class phones. When I bought my Nexus S 4G the Sprint employee reminded me. I can’t remember if it was exactly Facebook that did this or google.

The other Android phones can do it because whatever skin they run is actually doing the Facebook syncing not Android. So if your running a pure vanilla Android (Nexus class) you cannot sync because Facebook and google can’t get along in the social network arena. I knew this when I bought my Nexus S 4G and honestly don’t miss it seeing as I have over 400 friends on Facebook and that just clogs up my contact list and my phone would always blow up all day with Facebook notifications and run the battery down even faster.

Love the show
-Josh-

http://androidcommunity.com/google-says-facebook-contacts-sync-violates-android-tos-20110223/

—–

Hey guys! Love the show, been listening for a few months now. As a truck driver, it really helps the miles fly by.

I bought the Motorola Bionic in September and saw the data connectivity issues almost immediately. Heard there was going to be an OTA update that would fix this problem. Well, I got said OTA update, but airplane mode is still my most used app on my phone in order to reset my data connection. I randomly, and frequently lose my data connection (4G 3G) out of nowhere. Is there an actual, working fix on the way that you guys know about?

Thanks for all the hard work and great entertainment.
Matt from Colorado Springs.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/12/19/this-is-why-your-verizon-galaxy-nexus-or-other-4g-lte-vzw-phone-is-losing-data-signal/

—–

SHOW DETAILS:

BLOG cnet.com/android-atlas
STREAM cnet.com/live/
TIME Wednesdays @ 10am PT
EMAIL androidatlas@cnet.com
TWITTER @androidatlas
JAYMAR @jaymarcabebe
JUSTIN @notmyrealname
PHONE 866-344-CNET (2638)

Article source: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57373504-251/android-atlas-weekly-84-chrome-finally-hits-android-podcast/

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