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Android Authority On Air - Episode 38 - Now with less F5! (Nexus 4 Giveaway Part 2)

November 19, 2012

This past week, the Android world wore out their F5 key, refreshing and refreshing the Google Play Store, their GMail accounts and their UPS Tracking results. Some of you were very lucky and able to order your brand spanking new Nexus device without a hitch. Many of you had all sorts of issues from page timeouts, to items disappearing from your cart, to receiving back-order emails to receiving no emails at all. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. No F5 required.

This week as mentioned above was the week that the new Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 dropped on the world. And man, did they create an amazing buzz and hype around the Android world. These gadgets sold out in every market they debuted in. In the USA, they sold out in under 25 minutes. Did you get one? Let us know.

Android 4.2 dropped on the world this week. You know what that means? Adding app compatibility. We saw a TON of apps get updated this week. Besides Android Apps, we saw some major enhancements to two apps for Google TV. We saw YouTube and Google TV’s TV and Movies Search App get a major overall and re-branding. The new YouTube app allows users to fling videos to their tv. It’s awesomely fun.

We had some drama in the rootin’ and ROMin’ world this week. I’m happy to say it seems the guys over at CyanogenMod have everything under control once again. Keep up the great work CM Team! TWRP got Android 4.2 support and we’re seeing Android 4.2 ROMs pop up for devices everywhere. The first non-Nexus device to rock Android 4.2? The Acer Iconia A500. Not bad. Speaking of Nexus devices, it looks like the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom have reached the end of the AOSP line.

Carriers continue to LTE all the things, lighting up roughly 50 new markets between all 3 major carriers here in the USA, HTC and Apple agree to play and pay, and Samsung and Apple continue to litigate. All this and more on this week’s show.

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