A new galaxy nexus, a new samsung tab and do you really answer your phone in the bathroom? all that and more on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly for February 1st, 2012. I'm Justin Eckhouse alongside Antuan Goodwin and Jaymar Cabebe. Today we say goodbye to Antuan Goodwin who will be leaving the podcast to focus on Car Tech. We will miss you Antuan.
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I was just wondering, why do some apps let you save them to the SD card, and others don’t give you the option. I understand there are some performance issues installing an app to the SD card, but as someone with a MyTouch 3G Slide, my memory is at a premium and installing to SD often decides if I can use an app. I know there are apps that can force install apps to SD if I root, but the MT3GS is notorious for being tricky to root and my technical prowess is lacking. Just was wondering.
Love da show!
Rich in Lovely Cleveland
I wonder why Google haven’t released Chrome for android yet? They have the phone OS and they have the browser. Making the two become one shouldn’t be that hard. The only options right now are opera Mobile and Firefox Mobile.
I am new to android and also email and tweeting. Not good at either. But I watch the show and enjoy it. I need help! I have an HTC thunderbolt and it is awful. I have had three one in June a second in October and a third in November. Each one the software was awful. It failed in each one ,phone calls froze,I could not listen to music without being disconnected or watch video podcasts, and to download was a nightmare. The customer reps were great. But the phone is still crappy. My contract is up at the end of the year,please , any suggestions would be appreciated. My carrier is Verizon are there any phones that I should watch for. Thanks Guys! – Deboarah
I have a question.
A few weeks ago I was trying to view some some NFL videos on my new Nexus (which I love, btw). As you may know, the mobile NFL app didn’t work on the Nexus at launch, so i went to the desktop site and tried to watch the Flash videos, with very mixed (mostly bad) results. Aside from an advertisement, I was never able to see any videos. I’m sure these bugs will be worked out eventually, so i’m not too worried about that.
The surprising thing was that I went to the site on my wife’s ipad expecting to see an empty frame where the video should be but instead the video was actually there. (most likely encoded in html5, i’m assuming) I’ve noticed this on a few other sites, like engadget for example. What gives?
Is there some kind of user agent trickery going on here? Are android users being forced to watch flash videos even when an html5 video is available? Flash is awesome when its the only option, but if it isnt the only option do we not have a choice? And finally, is there something android users can do to request the html5 video. I tried switching the Dolphin browser user agent to ‘ipad’ but i was still told to download flash.
I am a proponent of flash on mobile but I, and probably most users, would prefer the html5 video if its actually available, especially on a slow connection.
What i’m trying to find out is whats going on here. As far as I know, the android browser handles html5 video just fine. But, even after uninstalling flash and going back to the site, i wasn’t presented with a video. I was told I needed to download flash.
thanks in advance for the info,
Jerry in Toronto calls in to ask about the Samsung Galaxy Note
Tre from San Antonio asks about the Facebook and Google war and why he can’t get his facebook contacts to sync with his Droid
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