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Episode 81 – Phone Booth

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Jere loses weight, Guru doesn’t know who he is on what social network…private phone booths and more.

Show Notes

  • Mobile Nations/Android Central steals Jere’s idea, starts Fitness Month
  • Bring Back the Phone Booth as a place for Private Conversation
  • Platform News
    • World’s First mid-call transfer between VoLTE and 3G. Seamless switching is a requirement of the standards regulator and necessary for adoption.
    • Ting launches no contract wireless network on Sprint
    • Staples says…”Survey Says, People Love their Tablets.”
    • MIUI Rom is going open-source.
    • iOS apps crash more than Android, says recent data. For the top apps, more than three times more.
    • Google reveals Bouncer, which scans the Market for potentially malicious software, insists malware is down 40% as anti-malware software manufacturers insist it is up.
    • Asian Steve Jobs discovers the iPad. Taiwanese ad has Jobs hawking poor quality Android tablets
    • HTC Sense on ICS, a step forward for Sense, but is not innovating.
    • Android phones to be rolled out to U.S. officials and military.
    • Infographics: Mobile Ads show staggering growth, clicks up 711 percent.
    • Microsoft Ad attacks Google for Only caring about Money
    • Google No Longer Supports the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. The phone will still receive updates from Google, but it is not an officially supported phone.
    • Editorial: Market needs better User Support
    • Kindle Fire may catapault Amazon Appstore sales.
    • Statistics Time
      • 87% of Android users surveyed use their phone on the toilet, compared to 84% Blackberry and 77% iPhone users.
      • Match.com reveals that 62% of Android had sexual relations on the first date, compared to 57% of iPhone users and 48% of Blackberry users. Android users are always most likely at 72% to visit dating sites.
  • App News
    • Pindroid, Pinboard client, has a tablet beta. Requesting feedback and design suggestions.
    • Doubletwist hears user comments. Managing/downloading Podcasts is now in the Premium version, streaming is now free. Podcast feature is no longer an add-on.
    • WinAmp adds premium version to Market. Previously was an in-app purchase. Adds an equalizer, folder browsing, crossfade, FLAC, etc. (Market Link)
    • Seesmic Ping schedules tweets, Facebook statuses, LinkedIn for future dates. Where is the update for Seesmic for Android? (Market Link)
    • Rhapsody launches Android tablet app. (Market Link)
    • Path for Android updated for 720p displays. (Market Link)
    • Dropbox releases new beta build that supports Camera Upload feature
    • Google Docs app updated, now supports offline access to to your files, new reading layout on tablets. Still no editing.
    • Why Mint on Android tablets could boost its user base.
    • Firefox 10 lands in the Android market (Market Link)
    • Google Chrome to Phone updated. No significant feature changes
    • GetGlue for Android updated, adds visual check-in stream and real-time conversation mode. (Market Link)
    • Waze for Android updates, adds new UI.
    • Humble Bundle launches on Android, name your price, help charity.
  • Developer’s Corner

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