This week on Android Authority On Air the hot topic was Google Play Edition devices. The Android community seems to be split down the middle on this one. Is the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition all that it’s cracked up to be? Let us know what you think. Continuing on with ecosystem news, this week Motorola started sportin’ a new logo. Google is finally ready to tell the world that Motorola is ‘a Google company’ as their new logo reveals. This is much more than a logo. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on an upcoming Android game console and a media streaming device, but much cheaper than the Nexus Q.
On to devices, Sony let the world know they are going to follow the massive device trend and release the Sony Xperia Ultra Z. For apps, Google Play Movies took on the new Android app design in all it’s glory and Google Now has been updated, adding a few new, interesting cards.
Onto Rootin’ and ROMin’, it’s basically CyanogenMod all the things this week. CM10.1 is getting a camera via quick settings feature, secure device push messaging, a privacy guard, and Exynos 4 devices are once again getting a little more AOSP love.
And in patent news, a judge denied Apple’s request to add the Galaxy S4 to their 2014 Patent trial. Judge Grewal determined that allowing Apple to add the GS4 to the list would not only further tax the court’s resources, but it also went against Judge Koh’s previous orders.
And last, but not least, somewhere hidden in our hour long show, you’ll find 1 more chance to win the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 that we’re giving away. Better hurry, only a few hours left.