This week on Simulcast 174, we are talking about iPad Minis, a Google Android event, Gmail 4.2 with pinch to zoom, Microsoft Surface, pretty Butterflies, and Geoff will be calling in live from GDGT in Boston.
Google Calendar becomes separate standalone Android app
Gmail 4.2 for Android leaks with pinch to zoom
Google event October 29th (Patrick’s Birthday) – new Nexus inbound?
Note II on Sprint for $299
HTC J Butterfly in Japan
Google Streetview brings view of inside of Google Data Center and funny easter egg surprise
32GB Nexus 7 makes an appearance in UK Christmas Catalog for £199 (approx. $322 US)
Samsung announces that Jellybean coming soon to US GS III, date up to carrier (so Mid-2013?)
HTC announces Special Edition White 64 Gb One S w/ Jellybean (reg edition users still waiting)
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Double XP Launch Weekend (Nov 16-18)
COD Elite to be free for Black Ops 2 (Map updates & DLC to be handled by Season Pass)
Softbank investing $20.1B in Sprint
Boxee TV with dual tuners and Cloud Storage for OTA DVRing
Amazon introduces Whispercast to allow for easy Enterprise and Education ebook distribution
Study shows US customers pay more for LTE than European customers (Big surprise, Not)
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Greetings once again from Southern Europe.
Do you guys know of the Rikomagic MK802+?
As far as I can figure out, it’s a little android 4.0 device for the tv.
It’s about 50 dollars and would seem a nice DNLA streamer.
I use my trusty old Asus tf101 as DNLA server in the home, since it is a low power-always on device with a little over a TB of storage.
But what do you think about the mk802?
A gig of hertz, a gig of ram, 4 gigs plus micro SD of local storage, 720 and 1080p HDMI, and even a USB host port.
Is it enough to be a good streamer?
Seems both attractive and scary for that price.
Hope you have any input about it.
Thanks, Arne, Occupied Territory of Northern Cyprus
Why does no one say iPhone phones, when everybody says windows phone-phones?
I haven’t counted but I think there have been more iPhone phones to choose from than Windows Phones.
Two colors of each and two or three storage versions of each model.
Granted, an HTC Titan is a bit more different to a Lumia 720 than a white iPhone 4 16gig is to a black iPhone 4 32gig, but then Apple don’t like to confuse their customers.
Oh, and don’t be too hard on IOS6.
As René have said numerous times on the iMore show; Apple is a hardware company.
They make their software to sell their hardware.
And they’ll figure out the kinks soon enough.
The iPhone phones are still best selling worldwide.
Got long again… Sorry
Anyway, hope I didn’t bore anyone to death.
Have a good one (or cold one), Arne
What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo Anniversary
Patrick - Arrested Development, Paper Toss 2, Scramble with Friends
Geoff – Borderlands 2, Super Meat Boy, Doom 3 BFG, Hell on Wheels, Grave Encounters
Picks of the week
Bill – Stickmount for Android
Patrick – Paper Toss 2
Geoff – GDGT Boston