Android Authority On Air – Episode 31 – Nexus Rumors & Play Store Services

September 28, 2012

The fall for Android fans is nearly its own holiday season with Nexus rumor after Nexus rumor bombaring the Android community. This week had us on the edges of our seats nearly every day as  new Nexus rumor surfaced. We heard rumors about an upcoming $99 Nexus tablet and a thinner, better $199 Nexus tablet. We heard more reports on an upcoming LG Nexus, based off of the Optimus G. We saw pictures get posted to Picasa that may or may not be from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2. And, HTC rumors were rampant talking about the Nexus 5, a Nexus with a 5-inch screen.

Google launched Google Play Services this week and man, it’s going to be big. This first round we saw OAuth 2.0, Google+ Sign-In and Google+ +1 integration. Updates to Google Play Store services are delivered within days and not dependant upon carriers and OEMs, allowing access to the latest Google product API’s. When an app needs to access your private data from a Google application, they can use the new tool to get that access securely without requiring you to enter your account information. Plus, if you use a secure password, typing it is pretty hard on mobile. Very cool.

For rootin’ and ROMin, CM10 got a little more stable and AOKP dropped Build 3 upon us.  The ASUS Transformer Prime got Jelly Bean and the Infinity is getting it next week. Motorola dropped their latest ICS and JB update list upon and and Samsung did the same. One device wasn’t on the list…sad face.

Last but not least, Andrew Bell released Series 3 of his Android mini collectibles and Big Android BBQ tickets are discounted by 25%.

Miss the show? Tune in or watch below:

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. launch party planned for October 24
Google launches new app FieldTrip
YouTube app update brings fresh UI to Froyo and Gingerbread, offers more features
Google Play Services developer tool rolling out soon
4.7-inch LG Nexus smartphone coming soon, is it an LG Optimus G variant?
Galaxy Nexus 2 (GT-I9260) sample images spotted on Picasa already
Are Google and Asus planning a $99 Nexus 7? Digitimes says yes, Asus says no
Google Play deals: select games for $0.25, books for $0.99, music albums and movies starting at $3.99
YouTube app update brings fresh UI to Froyo and Gingerbread, offers more features
Forget passwords on Android with OAuth 2.0 from Google
Google Play Services developer tool rolling out soon
Leaked: New pic of HTC One X+ for T-Mobile
Chrome for Android arrives for devices using Intel x86 processors
Hands-on: Android Mini Series 03 collectibles
Samsung addresses the remote wipe vulnerability issue on Galaxy S3
4.7-inch LG Nexus smartphone coming soon, is it an LG Optimus G variant?
Android Nexus Binaries Updated to JRO03R and Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus gets Factory Images
Galaxy Nexus 2 (GT-I9260) sample images spotted on Picasa already
Rumor: HTC phablet might be destined to be the Nexus 5
15 Samsung phones and tablets to get Jelly Bean at some point, Galaxy Tab 10.1 will miss out
Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update rollout begins in Europe
Select Motorola Atrix 2 users getting ICS update for soak test
Motorola brings us up to date with Android upgrade schedule, DROID Bionic finally seeing ICS

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