Android Atlas Weekly 71: No Galaxy Nexus for Black Friday (Podcast)

Jason Howell from TWiT TV joins us live as we get hands on with the Galaxy Nexus. We also take a look at a new nook, and ask what a dude thinks about his girl phone. All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for November 2nd 2011.

Jason Howell from TWiT TV joins us live as we get hands on with the Galaxy Nexus. We also take a look at a new nook, and ask what a dude thinks about his girl phone. All of that an more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for November 2nd 2011.

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EPISODE 71

NEWS

Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on video
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20127234-1/samsung-galaxy-nexus-hands-on-video/

Samsung Galaxy Nexus pushed back until after Black Friday?
http://androidandme.com/2011/11/news/samsung-galaxy-nexus-pushed-back-until-after-black-friday/

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, HTC Vivid to be AT&T’s first LTE phones
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20127835-251/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-skyrocket-htc-vivid-to-be-at-ts-first-lte-phones/

It’s official: New Nook Color tablet launching Nov. 7
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-20127850-286/its-official-new-nook-color-tablet-launching-nov-7/#ixzz1cUvKimpx

Motorola Xoom 2 rumored to offer 64GB storage, 4G LTE support
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20128005-251/motorola-xoom-2-rumored-to-offer-64gb-storage-4g-lte-support/#ixzz1cUvQcXPD

Google TV 2.0 rolling out to Sony TVs, Logitech Revue coming soon
http://androidandme.com/2011/10/news/google-tv-2-0-rolling-out-to-sony-tvs-logitech-revue-coming-soon/

What’s in the update?
http://androidandme.com/2011/10/news/google-tv-2-0-rolling-out-to-sony-tvs-logitech-revue-coming-soon/

Android Market Update
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/11/01/download-android-market-3-3-11-adds-new-settings-default-auto-update-update-over-wi-fi-only-shortcuts-and-more/

HTC Rhyme
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-rhyme-verizon-wireless/4505-6452_7-35020088.html

Vizualogic shows off Android-powered headrest monitors
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31066_7-20128860-267/vizualogic-shows-off-android-powered-headrest-monitors/?tag=cnetRiver

EMAIL

What’s the opposite of rooting?
Hi guys, love the show!
Quick question, I want un-root my thunderbolt (I want it back to factory settings).
My question is, if I just go in to settings and do a factory reset will this work or would I be bricking my phone? If so, how can I successfully do this? Please help!
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Sheketa
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1009423

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Hey, Android Atlas
Running an ethernet cable between my Xbox 360 in the basement and the router in my parents’ bedroom has proved to be impractical. And as a poor high school student, I lack the funds to buy an Xbox wireless adaptor. Is there any way that an Android user could plug their phone into an Xbox 360 via USB and use it to connect the Xbox to a wifi network? If so, please let me know. A non-root option is preferred, but not necessary.
Love the show,
Adam from Utah
P.S. If it helps: my phone is an unrooted Motorolla Cliq 2 running Froyo.

Nope. The problem is that the XBox 360 cannot accept an internet connection over its USB port, heck it can barely accept USB drives over its USB port. You’re going to have to run the cable or save up for the Wi-Fi. As a poor high school student and (what I’m assuming to be) a pretty seriously geeky gamer, I suggest the cable.

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Hi guys, is there any way to play a iTunes movie on a android device (I have the Toshiba Thrive)?

Dane

If the movie is DRM’d (that is, if it was purchased from the marketplace with money) then nope. At least, not without circumventing the DRM and converting to a format that Android can use.

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The samsung galaxy s range of phones do have external storage this includes the s and s2 – Graham

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Hey guys, I’ve been waiting to buy a new phone since Sept. 1st and my Droid X is on its last leg. I was planning to buy the Galaxy Nexus but I can’t decide between the iPhone 4s or the Galaxy Nexus. In my past I had an iPhone 3g and a Droid X, and I liked both, but I really liked Apple’s easy integration with syncing. It seems that the only major advantages for the Nexus are that I can root my phone and trick it out which I never do, and that I have 4g LTE. Do you think that Google will at least come up to par with easy syncing with a computer? (Please leave any biased thoughts behind) Thanks, love the show! – Hunter

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SHOW DETAILS

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