This past week was unofficially Samsung Galaxy S4 week around the Android world. So, we decided to continue with the trend and have a live Question and Answer session on the show. Our own Kristofer Wouk (Woukie) happened to have an S4 in hand and fielded questions live from our viewers on YouTube and on Google+. If we didn’t get to your question or if you would like a full in-depth review, check our our Galaxy S4 reviews and related content here.
Besides SGS4ing all the things, we covered Android ecosystem news this week. Google acquired Wavii, Eric Scmidt said Glass won’t be available for probably a year-ish, and Google added tablet optimization tips to the Google Developer Console. Google also updated their Google Play Store Content Policies to thwart apps from updating themselves outside of the Play Store. Yep, we’re looking at you Facebook. That’s a no,no. Q1 quarterly earnings are in for various companies from Apple to Samsung. Samsung is making billions while Apple reported their first decrease in profit since 2003.
Apps continue to get updated and get better. This week we talked about Minuum Keyboard, a Kickstarter project. We also talked about Facebook Home and its’ 500,000 installs. If you’re rocking soft-keys on your phone or tablet, you should check out SoftKey Z.
T-Mobile and Metro PCS are officially allowed to tie the knot and will become official on May 1st. This week we’ll have tons more information about the merger. Speaking of T-Mobile, T-Mobile agrees with a Washington State attorney general that their “uncarrier” branding is misleading and plans to offer options to rectify those that were “duped”. Verizon Wireless also announced the “device payment plan”, which is similar to T-mobile’s approach with their uncarrier branding in that you can buy a device worth at least $350, and make payments over the course of 12 months, with a $2 per month per device charge for financing.
Tons of devices received Jelly Bean (FINALLY) this week. The Motorola Photon Q on Sprint, T-Mobile One S, Samsung Galaxy S Relay, LG Optimus L9, Verizon LG Spectrum 2, and Sony readied JB for the Xperia P, Xperia Go, and Xperia E dual.
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