Android Authority On Air – Episode 24 – Weekly News Recap (aka back from the beach!)

August 12, 2012
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    As you may have noticed, we didn’t air our normally scheduled On Air live broadcast last Friday night. Yours truly was soaking up the sand, salt water, and sun at the beach. I thought about bringing my notebook and doing an On Air – Beach Edition broadcast. However, I decided to ditch the notebook for a week and fully enjoy my Nexus 7 as my main computing device. And let me tell you, it was amazing (the vacation and the tablet). The Nexus 7 is the prefect vacation computer. It accomplished everything I needed it to and being extremely portable, this tablet made it hassle free.

    While I was off on vacation, as usual, the Android world moved forward. Verizon now allows you to share everything and then some with more data tiers while Sprint is giving away a free tablet with new smartphone purchases. HTC’s upcoming 5″ tablet…er phone ran around the rumor mill this week with a possible October 1st launch date. The OUYA Android Game console Kickstart project finally came to an end. OUYA was completely successful in raising $8.6 million, sadly we have to wait 7 months to get our units. Don’t worry HTC Thunderbolt and Desire S owners, you’ll be getting Jelly Bean “soon” according to HTC on Facebook. CM9 hits stable, paving the way for CM10 and the HTC Dream / G1 gets a working Jelly Bean CM10 port. Google has to disable copy protection temporarily to fix a bug that was breaking a lot of apps. Last but not least, the SGS3 wins in a drag race versus the iPhone 4S.

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    HTC’s rumored 5-inch phone gets its name
    Flashable Google Now available for download to many non-JB devices
    HTC Thunderbolt and Desire S upgraded to ICS soon
    Trial reveals Samsung and Apple U.S. sales figures
    Vodafone Australia makes good on their Jelly Bean promises
    With Kickstarter behind it, Ouya continues pre-orders for $109, with April launch target
    Google, ISIS and U.S. carriers join Mobile Payments Committee
    Motorola Atrix HD LTE Bell launch rescheduled again, now coming on August 14
    Samsung reveals Exynos 5 Dual (5250): what you need to know about the world’s first Cortex A15 SoC
    LTE Transformer Pad TF300 soon to arrive in Germany and Austria
    Verizon Share Everything now has five extra data tiers
    Galaxy Note 10.1 root instructions available already
    Jelly Bean app encryption issues force Google to disable the feature
    International Galaxy S3 gets OTA update, it’s not Jelly Bean but “battery drain” related
    Apple offered to license patents to Samsung in 2010: $30 per smartphone, $40 per tablet
    HTC G1 gets unofficial Jelly Bean port
    Black Samsung Galaxy S3 appears on leaked Carphone Warehouse inventory listing
    OTA Update Center: easy solution for devs of custom ROMS
    Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S: Which will win the ultimate drag race scratch test?
    European HTC One X getting Android 4.0.4 update today
    Motorola rolling out the ICS update for Razr XT910 in UK and Nordic countries

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