The big hitters this week on Android Authority on Air was all things Facebook Phone. We covered the new HTC First, a mid-low range phone shipping with Facebook’s launcher built in and Facebook Home. The HTC First isn’t a bad device for the price and if you’re a Facebook fan you’ll probably love it. The same goes for the standalone launcher, Facebook Home. If you’re heavily addicted to Facebook, it’s not the worst choice in the world until you consider the advertisements and the privacy issues. Tune in to find out what we really think.
Onto other hardware news, rumors put a Nexus 7 refresh to rock a 1080p display and a Snapdragon processor dropping sometime this June or July. You know that report that said the Exynos 5 Octa supports 20 LTE bands? Well, not really. The Hisense Pulse received Google TV update 3 this week enabling voice search, Amazon Instant Video and more.
Onto app news, some of our favorite apps received updates this week including Google Search, YouTube, and Google Sound Search.
Carriers continued to LTE all the things this week with AT&T rolling out 14 new markets. T-Mobile also made headlines announcing the first quarter in 4 years that they gained subscribers. We guess the ‘Uncarrier’ strategy is working.
And last, but not least, patent wars reared their ugly head this week. Apple’s bounce-back patent is finally invalidated. Yay!
All this and more on Android Authority On Air.
We recently reviewed the Nexus 4 Charging Orb. You can check it out here. This week on Android Authority On Air, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own Nexus 4 wireless charger. All you have to do is visit this post and drop a comment with the #androidauthority tag. Let us know why your love your Nexus 4. Once all the entries are tallied, we’ll randomly choose a winner and notify them.
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#androidauthority I love Nexus 4 because it is true customization, no limitations, freedom of speech and all that goes with it. I did not pay an arm and a leg for it and it came unlocked. Nexus devices, no wait for the latest and greatest version of the OS.
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I enjoy using my nexus 4 to get me though my busy days in NYC. I can ride anywhere and the GPS is always on point. Crisp camera for awesome skyline scenery and what an amazing processor. :)
I could go on about my Nexus 4. But I never realized how much I depend on it till the screen cracked and I had to use my old Galaxy Captivate for a few weeks. The speed, screen real estate, and data speeds are awesome.
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