Android Atlas Weekly 89: YouTube vs Android: a war for content (Podcast)

Jessica Dolcourt joins us as we dish on Google's confusing content strategy, an underground Android pin frenzy, and a few hot, though slightly creepy, apps coming out of SXSW.

Ice Cream Sandwich at Mobile World Congress

A nexus tablet, Instagram is here, but not really and google fails to entertain, all that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for March 14th, 2012.

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EPISODE 89

NEWS:

Jessica Dolcourt with the Samsung Galaxy S II on US Cellular
-Samsung Galazy S II

-Google Pin Frenzy

-Google’s entertainment strategy is in disarray

-Nokia Maps gives turn-by-turn walking navigation to all

-Hottest new apps out of SXSW 2012

-Instagram coming to Android ‘really soon’

-Android Tablets Will Overtake iPad by 2015, IDC Says

-Digitimes echos our "Nexus tablet" by ASUS rumor, could launch as early as May

-Tag Heuer launching eye-wateringly priced Android smartphone

VOICEMAIL:

Caller has a question about the Chrome browser.
-How-to-switch-from-iphone-to-android/

EMAIL:

Listening to the broadcast yesterday and by the way I like the little more involvement Stephen Beacham has been adding, he's funny and brings a lot to BOL would love to see you guys let him loose on Android Atlas as well. But that's a different topic.

In reference to the email about Android Tablet apps. It was situation you both are right and both are wrong. The emailer was right in the fact there are a lot more Tablet Optimized apps then what is either thought to be out there and is reported on. Justin was right in the fact that Google does a horrible job of centralizing them. I found this website which is also an Android app called Tablified Market HD. It's actually both a wonderful app and website that does a great job of finding Android Tablet optimized apps. You guys should check it out. There is both a free and a paid version. And maybe even consider it as an app of the week? I think it will be very helpful to Android users who have tablets .

Website:

http://www.tablified.com/

APP:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tablified.tablifiedmarket_pro&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS50YWJsaWZpZWQudGFibGlmaWVkbWFya2V0X3BybyJd

Thanks love the show and how Jaymar is coming into his own.

Willia

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Hi,
This is the first time I am writing to you. I have been listening to your show for a couple of weeks now, I’ve really enjoyed it.
In the last show (Ep. 88) you mentioned several times, that you do not want to pay for the applications that you use on your phone. Come on, guys, do not bite the hand that feeds you. If you want to have a high quality software on your phone, you should sometimes support the effort of developers and pay for the application every now and then. You often review cool Android apps in your, show after all. Where do you think these apps come from ?
And boasting about blocking the internet access in order to prevent ads from displaying on your screens in your FREE apps… this is not what I would expect from the journalists that – among other things – write, speak and do shows about Android “”ecosystem”".

There are many decent applications that were not preinstalled on my phone or that are way better than stock counterparts.
- gReader Pro for RSS reading,
- Read It Later Pro for saving interesting URLs,
- Pocket Casts for podcast listening (I will not believe that any of you, guys, really like the Google Listen app),
- Winamp, for listening and synchronizing my mp3 music,
- Smart Keyboard Pro, great keyboard by the way,
- ezPDF reader, for reading PDFs, making notes in PDFs and much more,

to name only a few. Without these apps, my smartphone would not be “”smart”" at all.

In the last show, you asked “”Who buys the apps, anyway?”". Well, I do. If I like the application, I do not mind spending a couple of bucks on it.

Best regards,
Pawel

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SHOW DETAILS:
BLOG cnet.com/android-atlas
STREAM cnet.com/live/
TIME Wednesdays @ 10am PT
EMAIL androidatlas@cnet.com
TWITTER @androidatlas
JAYMAR @jaymarcabebe
JUSTIN @notmyrealname
JESSICA @jdolcourt
PHONE 866-344-CNET (2638)

 

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