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Ep. 64: The Bionic's here! Now can we stop talking about it?Somewhere in the world, a pig must be flying, because we've got the Motorola Droid Bionic in the studio. We also dig into the latest tablet news and Antuan promises to work on his pronunciation.
Amazon's tablet will win. Quad Core for Christmas and it's. 2011 I'm just like past -- and it on -- went one up. Has gone Adam -- all hyped -- flood Mountain -- Extremely. If -- what is this what is that what is this it. Looks like a really really be exposed hitting big phone I don't know what it could be. This is our credit for this story is just you know the way yes if I mean -- this isn't a victory for use it's literally simulate and all smug. I'm happy. Stills are those who are tuning in for the idea portion of this distance -- -- and the fabled Droid -- it -- here. -- -- -- In Baghdad. It's is finally here a comes out tomorrow September 8. On Verizon. For 300 bucks on a contract and are Nicole Lee. And Dyer and the rest of ourself wonders and passing it around to get a review out to you guys in time for lunch -- -- withdrawn on -- there. Aren't so. We have the bionic to have accessories let's -- announcement respects where -- of the video from faculty. The -- the actual release -- is morrow rated as number eight for two -- nine with two year contract. It's the first four G phone to also dual core processor. From the initial release -- you know as you mean you know. This was announced in January at CS. Darren had an Nvidia. Processor. Now -- has a Texas Instruments processor. As a thinner design. With premium finishes. At 1080. -- -- of Android 2.2 point four. Gingerbread. Amendments to the Motorola unique features so it does have moto blur. Armor. And I it and it'll be a -- until someone figures it -- And I did not spend much time with little blurb before -- of the -- today and -- -- -- benefit. But it comes with this software called -- -- cast which lets you remotely access your videos music pictures and is documents on your home. Windows or Mac. Just had an interest in and -- to -- but it sounds like a Buick no violence has docked at home boom boom boom you America. There's kind of cool and a voice command boom boom boom yet. And it's had a boom boom boom and it that's next. It could be. But seeing it here it comes that this program video surfer Tim actually used before you can download -- it's -- -- -- big deal but. This space is -- four videos. Com blueprint lets you wirelessly print and a -- mobile which Vegas this free and all over isn't -- phones. And it's sports Netflix. -- and it. -- gonna compare it to thunderbolt just comparing the chat room is saying they'd figured -- It's. Thicker or thinner than the thunderbolt and I've got the of the eagle -- battery pack on -- -- trying to account her. Not having that it. -- about the -- -- -- -- they know once had to make it stick on the other side it -- -- be comparing the thickest point the thickest point is about. A little bit thicker than the thunderbolt navy's with a millimeter so but it -- this point it is significantly. Thinner than a few if you don't account for that. It is but -- -- you know compared with the screen sizes. -- -- -- -- Reminds me a lot of form factor of the drawer and acts yeah -- -- significantly Beers and. Significantly larger little -- it would. You know that one thing that I do kind of like about delivery dates is the physical buttons. DF functions. I just because the wait when you get a phone this being -- The way you hold it sometimes like the pad of your thumb will hit the search button you're trying to reach over. To take it the F from the on the far corner of the screen flat -- -- not seen. Physical -- there this is definitely two hander and yes it also act as a little -- around the screen. Yet protect it to operate. The lips -- -- finding the edge for finding the industry for swiping and stuff like that it is remarkably. Light. If you like your phone to feel Haiti and you know you're Droid one fan He really -- -- nice chunky. Hefty feeling phone smart phone for -- yet this this guy is routed to you -- lightweight. -- it's about the same weight actually is my Droid incredible and zebras and amended it feels much bigger bed where it was seems about the same. So other cool features it has gorilla glass. Doesn't every phone now -- and I don't like Gabriel every full attention to relentless these days lunatic mind says. Four point three and -- -- Steve -- mum. Support you know -- eight megapixel camera which I found in my brief test we actually pretty fast. Pictures look pretty good. Front -- seen VGA camera. Google Video -- over four G three G Wi-Fi. As a gig of ram sixteen gigs of internal memory. Comes with -- sixteen gig my -- SD card. -- can -- up to 32 key. Cards. And then there's the access rates so -- itself you know I like it. -- crazy about it depart it would have been crazy awesome it's gonna come out six months ago -- Yet company at this point what is it an accurate and -- you're you're to -- by -- watts from one through to 244 -- -- -- -- don't -- -- -- from announcement yet yeah into his tune and 39 last week's list fourteen of entities exist Mara. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- no policy yet to have authority where seven yet -- -- that an app that it. I need to map the -- this keeps me and welcome students. At. -- the amount of gas and helix or foods in front of me those are brought accessory talk about the -- Carolina -- correct so it might happen in three different things here. So the we'll start at the high end you have the -- the top. What is this thing the laptop dock basically witches. The thing that we saw on the stick the actual phone in. -- You know for me that keyboard hopefuls. -- it was kind of an opera experience just using it there it it actually was much slower than news and -- directly. At the biggest problem is. This thing which feels heavier certainly had -- my MacBook Air is 300 dollars. Yet three and I mean it wouldn't they had column filling Dietrich says -- Listening reason wreck and I thought they were gonna come out to lower priced dock and maybe it's still open anyway this once -- -- Says that's too much for you. Can also get what they're calling him the HD station. Which. To me just looks like. You know what we used to called docs for phone Garrett HD station. We consider your -- you can charge and has three USB ports and as. Audio core -- has it HDMI out and so. You know both. You know if you want to hook this up to TV for example and see everything that's going on screen. -- apparently you need some kind of adapter in this we'll do it but this thing is 99 dollars and the phone and I'll look in it already has an east -- nine. He does not treated you it's which makes this next accessory and a confusing right so this is the -- top adapters is very little thing. Which. If you look at it and compare to a phone and current economic. First let's compare let's compare out of court spread so. You -- this adapter -- Plugs into your your micro U espionage the united courts and then gives you. It might various the end it's the right port and so. -- when Antarctic only and his like would test this thing actually do. And it's my understanding that. What this does. Without it you can use -- HDMI out -- and seed videos and stuff -- As -- -- wanna go on to the web top mode market where you considered views a mouse keyboard and He used that Firefox. And full screen browser -- then you need this adapter. So if you only wanna watch YouTube Beatty news aren't. Mpeg files -- you don't need that -- and -- -- -- street to TV or if you want to. Get in and edit a document or browse the web in full hour on an external monitor that's that's what you need. -- Com but as I understand it. And it can be read about the before I commuting -- your phone ideal -- -- their -- action figures are correct and they did this with the H yet. So this little thirty dollar adapter. Which what could this even be doing -- it is there's some religious some sort of special. Despite the Adam Williamson source or slippery circuitry in their trigger mood wrecked. It's kind of like a monitor and they result Droid -- -- -- the magnet yeah exactly. That the car mood in the dock -- and you could trigger those despised. Putting a -- -- on the positive for negative side. Either positive or negative intervening -- on the back -- -- so it's just probably just I mean it's not -- simple is that there's probably circuitry and then -- it. But if there is circuitry in -- to trigger -- mood once I mean and the buying authority rooted. It was routed earlier this week even before it was announced the -- rumors floating around them think somebody who -- routed by. So. It's already been rooted to only a matter of time -- might find a way around ever for people who don't wanna route their phone a completely ruin their. There -- more -- -- potentially ruin their warranty. -- -- You just you know casual people who just -- -- -- phone and you know aren't really what you call and easiest -- -- thirty boxes and but terribly bad but I mean I would expect to pay -- delighted they're now it's spring yet there -- Why aren't like -- is just getting ridiculously expensive brick. I don't understand and actually one of funny thing is I've been looking for -- from my incredible for it since I got it and just last month it finally came out the official -- well yet this same issue the thunderbolt the dot for the thunderbolt came a month and a half ago. I almost a full three months after the phone came out this and like a year after yeah. Enemy and if you you know -- -- has -- -- subtle really needed dot. But she can't use the kick stand in charge the phone at the same time because -- the port is a dark room -- just be able to drop the phone into something in and -- -- -- movie. Of course -- Simon you know doctor irony was to call portable telephone watching a whole movie employs some -- -- -- in front of computer. But -- -- conflicts if you're city blocks -- them that's all it literally is the charger. It's just a pass -- just makes -- -- -- easier and this this doctor actually you know one of the things I loved about the jury dock is it uses slander and there boom charge again. This one afflicting -- to court does not quite as bad as -- I was gonna be but you know look for easy. And so are -- world. -- Our parity though I'd spit out that the grapevine it -- here. You check out the review over and cnet.com it's probably gonna be on the right -- Is every phone is like is that they don't there bolting the organist talking about the -- technical leaders -- -- now. Is what happened -- and explain why my phone's ringing well maybe you got the same email. That is to all CNET editorial I'll explain -- -- not on silent just the second -- switch -- -- -- tablet news Amazon we've talked a couple times. It's been rumored to be coming out with a tablet. And again -- story -- -- I've seen cnet.com by Eric Mac whose explaining why He thinks. Amazon's tablet. Will actually be the first successful injury -- And I mean is He -- starts the article off by saying that Amazon's tablet not gonna be in that particular. -- there's gonna be inaccurate kill you have to kill the iPad to be successful but -- He -- -- -- -- Marie. A number of reasons. Why this rumored tablet will succeed -- -- let's run down these reasons than you and I will weigh in and say -- -- will only let's also say that before we get into that. It's not. You know exactly what it went -- -- -- -- see if it's established probably not gonna be. Cute high horse power where. You know. Like you gnome power health you know hardcourt tablet to think it's gonna be evolutionary. And evolutionary Kindle yet. It's it's -- -- I feel like it's gonna be akin if the via the Amazon tablet -- will be -- the Kindle as the Nook Color. Institute. -- Although -- punitive there. He put me -- back into my SAT prep class who had an analyst that they're going down these rumors news. Apparently logic escapes this week also over the first thing He points out -- that the tablet. With its rumored 249. Dollar price point will. -- of a tremendous value. Yeah I mean any given says that maybe they'll throw Amazon prime meant for free so you get your tablet and a boom -- -- to -- streaming in the Amazon prime movies and you can. You know do whatever else -- -- with Amazon criminals -- any other digital stuff but. Result there's an ecosystem here -- which is really important thing. So that they have the prime movies and they have digital book downloads and they have they Amazon music service and the the cloud based. Thank all. Storage. Cloud and -- drive and only Eric they got -- because with a chance to meet all of value. Yet and I'm thinking. You know. Tossing in France for -- He. For a limited time makes instruments under the Eagles -- wanna make money on this I didn't do it and ninety day in the treatment of free -- with did the right to decide where the -- one appear at eighty bucks for -- -- in the month visiting here. We've tourists a year it in my opinion that you that in the value -- through to defeat him on a dual I am addicted to Amazon and Amazon prime. I'm serious here. Married tools -- -- the next point is M designed. Three G whispered net that's built into the Kindle already through 33 G data plan that allows you to. Push your books in and content to a Kindle. He's saying that Amazon could potentially built this into their new tablet. I'm a little skeptical -- as -- not a completely different brightness level of data you browse on the web all you want -- and I know there's a web browser on the Kindle but. It's apparently what yet and it's it's it's discouraged. By his last year. Difficulty to use. But you we talk to the whispered in on the Kindle you're talking. Killed -- -- You now be out here. You know a listing there in newspaper here it's not a ton of information may -- couple makes a month. But -- once you start talking about streaming music from Amazon's cloud player. Or storing your content and photos on their cloud drive -- reviewed streaming movies. From -- -- on prime video. This is now or start a new arena we -- jumping into a completely new ballpark of data. -- -- -- -- Multi -- with the existing whisper not only is it a little data but every data occurred usage occurs with the purchase yet. And -- in this new world it might not but what I consider doing is saying it's free any purchases it is He says you don't subscribe to 3-D plan. That's cool you can still get all your stuff. Don't be -- -- -- ethnic and a cool Ehrlich you know impulse purchases from their MP3 store. There are books via -- -- it would tend to be akin to what they already do with there their -- drive where you buy. Any music that you buy from him doesn't count towards here so many gigabytes of storage space that it's like well Europe's heat sports knows what you. It's already on our servers we'll just point 22 it. Or yes yes and I think that big a deal or even let you surf the Amazon.com. The only device. And -- As problematic but yet and while another of Sig is problematic from a -- I say yeah I had to hide the Amazon. Market. Reversed on my in my home telephone because. Samples particularly -- in your log -- -- -- The third point that He makes is one of the points that He -- and -- regional identity the openings in the Amazon doesn't actually have to replace Apple. Written a lot of people who have it. Syrian Arab ipads and Kendall's right yeah -- -- it and -- -- Amazon does have to create that kind of amazed. God device it's. Yeah I mean it in -- FLI that's probably would you know part of the reason why a lot of the top tier injury tablets fail. The -- unity start trendy Q after -- -- after the eyes and in the end up -- these you know -- exorbitant prices. And you know feature sets that are close but interface is -- -- don't actually you know match up. And then they don't have that they -- -- the name. Amazon -- -- panacea of Apple. -- analysts dislike. Even if you look at you needed the little infinity -- if you look like search term for tablet labels for at and -- -- the top. -- just -- and nine at the ten. -- -- -- And I think it's a good point and you know it relates kind of -- sent his last point for second which is brand users and it doesn't have the name Apple but it does have the name Amazon which is a strong brand. No way more to consumers and probably LG years Sams and me cents on the pretty big brand of it it's also. Slipped away is that Austria it's about -- -- system when you think about Amazon using about their entire ecosystem what comes with when you think of LG or He -- TC or Samsung you don't technical -- they got music store and app. Story at whatever they get is what you think LG -- Samsung and I mean im sure that somebody's mind Alitalia they also make my microwave Brett. So it's like it at that there's almost you know with some of those brands like too much ubiquity to the -- -- deflate. You know the -- washing machines and they -- tablet though how could they possibly be it but. An -- and that's just like how you know me some consumers may think it and it's true and having an effect -- -- make washing machines. You sent poorly on any of their consumer electronics. -- And that the last point. Power of the evening and numerous on this. Yet. -- -- dot com. Got an early look at the tablet -- gas and the one they handled was backlit only. And there are reports that means there's gonna be two models with the dual mode. You know operating both -- sort of a full. Regular and only -- -- screen tablet -- it has been LCD correct. But then it's also switch into heating mode which would presumably save battery and be easier in your guy in May be worked out so and -- com. I think a dual mode -- would be our. Yeah. Our pre technology. Do they really -- offer to sell for two. But it's so useful. And I mean for something mr. gonna dual lot of Reading on -- meaning of Amazon's trying to like way in. And sort of weigh in on the Kindle name. And the their library of electronic books. -- ability that's something that's due to mean the -- -- good but it's not great. Yeah no I'm and I always use my Kindle to read. Unless I'm traveling which is paired devices and it's -- Paper books written in the as -- work. -- and I enjoy Paper booklets -- -- get those. Room or from Amazon until it and instill public order -- there and you'll -- them to you but I -- elect. The the idea of having a books that people can come entering go like oh you read that since its yes you are smart they should have a similar to that arts should be able to print out -- books it is. You know put on -- show at this completely and -- need to eliminate the house -- it -- people know yet if that's the swirling of sites like good read. Yes and commands -- -- digital bookshelf but then. Not good enough for you like it mean parents know Orion could read and in -- use it and what. You read it anyway. Let's. What's the bottom line here so will here's the question. -- Amazon's tablet would be the best selling -- -- of them -- Yet it's -- pop up. Like there's been rendered powerless to stop that great and it will not be ignored -- Sorry it's not anyone who have threatened to complain it was us talking about the by accident the man in the talking about it -- yet. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You're bringing him back your answer was yes -- I think I think it'll -- it'll do well yes answers yes as well. Only time will tell them that you can predict in the future on the sort of thing you know we don't we didn't set a timeline for -- targeted yet -- and in other tablet news -- Quad Core injury tablets coming soon. For Christmas. Com this owner Chris Christmas and Christmas -- -- Yeah I -- so the end -- The Nvidia asked CEOs said that -- tablets -- Quad Core processors as -- com this year. Potentially some time. In time for Christmas purchasing com but Smartphones powered by quad -- probably not until next year. This is a slight delay from when we first heard they were in Iran which does this summer. And this He says that -- Taiwan makers are. Hitting the industrial design as wonderful as possible and some of it is related to truly -- in performance. We're talking about that delay. Com. In my mind. Anything that's kind of true but also going back to do specs matter in tablet world especially -- -- hundred -- world. -- is CPU power really at all limiting factor right now. Well as as people start to replace their laptops with tablet -- become more of an issue -- You -- you cops immediately if -- -- mean. Now you or something like that I mean the do you go into a coffee shop and you see half the people there have some sort of like tablets that no one. In well on a stand now instead of like a laptop since they're they're easy to carry around then and it it only makes since that eventually people are gonna. You -- console supplementing or you know that as a percentage of the market can stop supplements and their laptop and tablet. And just replace it record so I believe you're gonna want -- horse power behind it for things like. And -- would mean there will be a day we will be of any videos on a tablet. Well you can now can you yeah and if someone comes with and you'll video editor and buy it yet. We real video editing and -- -- that and get in a final as a prime moving property. Anyway oh my point is. Served you know I have a choice all things being equal -- -- faster bet. It that's not why -- it is lagging behind that -- -- right -- eat right it's you know. To some extent price and I would argue usability. And so if I am a -- maker. Let's fix those things let's push. Making ours faster -- line because pastors -- it reduced battery life potentially and its gonna. -- usually -- ads -- -- -- to a tablet convinced bigger you can pack more battery in there many miniaturized and Apple's push and -- smaller they mean Apple is pushing its smaller but one thing if it it you know it as ever tablet maker makes sense yes let's. Work on that you lie. As cool it makes -- -- work on the UEFA I have -- Wilson Nvidia have to do to make Quad Core chips link there and media -- that they do the -- chips they got to push the envelope. They do with tablet makers don't -- they can choose and so it -- ordinary for this just make your current one use half the battery. Or make -- half a small. Abbott I mean -- she's expected dvds don't enemy. True I mean I'm serious about -- album maker and a short talk and Nvidia I just like in media work when -- -- yeah no they don't mean you do with faster that's. -- adults talk about this other -- is apparently a tablet. Or is it the Samsung galaxy notes. Home was a -- rolled out at the -- -- conference in Berlin. From its -- interest generate its its. It's. It's like Google let alone an exit tablet. Rate you know it you can't buy a phone these days offense from and I hide. And iPhone and it's like that let 3.5 inch screen less than four inches and just let them make him any -- so it's. And in you know tablets are also you know you can get -- -- and -- -- seven inches. It is only a matter a time where there's some sort of weird crossover and that's where the Samsung galaxy new comes in -- a -- point three inch. Diagonal screen. What's -- puts it at just two inches smaller than the of the galaxy -- doesn't actually. Isn't -- -- -- and -- there's -- the net and send its origin -- -- or something less than two inches smaller than that very similar to the Dell streak. Yes so it's Intel's -- well -- Yeah so this. Isn't it flown over it or it is the phone it is a -- it is a phone so if you wanted to put it is that your faith and and are -- Big Five point three inch screen. -- years do it base -- you could do it. It puts the the other unique feature -- areas in which -- seeing here is what stylists in the back going on the touch screen has some sort of I think whack him based technology -- makes -- and if I'm pronouncing that -- really arm I don't know -- It was explained to me that it was lack of their respite a year and a half calling it weak on the art school you were just like you silly southerner -- -- -- but. It has this sort of like stylus technology that pressure sensitive that allows you to one doodle on the screen for others like and new taking -- And there's a built in screen citing function so if you hold on a button on the side of the tablet. And then tap the screen it'll take a screen shot of whatever looking at so that you can for example entity to map. And in include that in the email there -- some interesting things happening here a dual core processor. -- and auto accident -- in front of me but even it it seems like the states are pretty much on par with we're kind of seeing in the galaxy S to phones. I think it's instinct is here. This is not gonna be is gonna be a niche for -- each each. I hate that. I'll of the -- needs level -- -- only one thing niche and think well let's stop talking about this it. Any rats it is for artists -- -- wanted to not step down -- -- I don't see it being widely. Used I think it's cool I'm not able like cool -- -- and ornamental think anyone in those -- one yet I mean it's it's kind of like. You know your benefit -- since requesting that mean that even be at its kind of -- out of makers keep making these weird. -- -- the crossover coupe and convertible thing times just like five people are gonna -- -- there's only one dude who wants like a convertible the timer on Anna Marie. But. One dude wants it so someone's gonna meet at them thinking that there's gotta be somebody else matters like. In that kinda wanna tablet Mac analog phone but I don't wanna carry -- them around. This sort of like five in the -- you know avenue and -- five and a half inch screen. -- A nice middle ground I mean if you're. If you're if you can a guy who walks on a cargo pockets a cargo pants would you know -- popping in a pocket to hear this or backpack it's. It's not that being -- -- yet there's it's just -- a woman with a purse or man with a permanent with the European carry all. This is written us catch all -- -- -- Our osu quick couple quick story isn't -- gonna break here gingerbread according to -- is now running on. A third of all devices. Com 31 point. But today it looks like that's not that sending as -- 102 point -- still running on like almost 50% of phones. So. -- in. A round of fragmentation. In the interest in deep fragmenting the next OS as -- ask -- sandwich and there was. Potentially -- mistake in reference to that by Eric Schmidt at com the dream force conference. Comments are Cisco today and He said did not -- And we have a new operating system internally known as ice cream sandwich for some reason. Expressed is used and why and -- -- which is being released in October slash November which everybody is really excited about. -- -- -- last November. Yemen we'd heard they're trying to push this -- along with the release of the iPhone we will talk about later. To compute iPhone. So added this doesn't give anything specific rather than October November time and -- as it it is. Easily one -- -- -- -- yet and anything can happen they don't ever really commitment. As we've seen with. The via. Our routes take a break and then and -- -- the -- spent something super cool awesome. They do. And we are back from. Out -- -- -- you something super cool awesome. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But get a device in the studio this week it's on my keys. It's called the -- tag in basically what the Covert tank is is they sort of a Bluetooth dongle. -- you can put on your keys you can put it on your backpack. I put it on -- a small child. -- whatever you -- an attempt to -- basically it works with. An app for Android. Called the over tank up. And after pairing the east side this device with your phone it basically allows you to keep track of your phone which -- keys. Or your keys with your phone -- if you're -- -- -- -- -- guy -- always. Bring late for work but then you can't figure we put your keys because you've stumbled home drunk the night before. This is this is pretty cool device. So the idea is that if -- keys and your phone ever -- separated. And an outside of Bluetooth range they'll both start beeping to let you know that hey. You just walked out of the out of the door and -- phoning your car. Or you know you're about to -- he's at work. And -- basically kind of allows you to keep. Tabs on everything. It also if you -- lose your keys in a messy bedroom -- It's it's that your phone somewhere down -- And you can't really find it there's also finder function on both the tank and the app so for example -- -- -- my keys you know. Somewhere random -- I mean both -- -- solar -- in my apartment I just need to find it. And I have my keys I can hold button down on the tag. And it'll make my -- start beeping and vibrating. You know enjoy your phone's sound as yet yet because they're weird thing is that what once you do that -- phone out of silent mode automatically. -- -- thing kind of kind of a cool feature by -- year your phone you can also do the same thing with keys. Wrong it's really high pitched and died in a drag your -- -- if you have one so can you get multiple little. Whatever fob thing yet you can get up to seven of these that the Covert tank -- so if you wanna keep track of a backpack. And your keys. You can do that there's also had an interesting feature that's built into the app. Where if you if you get separated which you don't actually hear the alert. It'll also -- GPS tag on a Google map where the connection was broken. So then you can pop onto Google Maps. And CEO. I lost my keys around my office nameless Ian -- before you hop in your car drive all the way back to work. For no reason. -- answer at sixty that's basically sixty bucks for the tag. A little steep especially if you're gonna buy a bunch of them rumors but. If it keeps you from leaving your phone and a bar once. You know who should get this it's not available for iPhone. It only works on Android and Blackberry phones there's not gonna help Apple hang on to -- iPhone six prototypes or whatever -- willingness. -- to keep you from losing your phone once there it is definitely paid for itself and how about battery life. -- they they say that the the tank has a -- indeed battery life I've only gotten three days out of it. I've only had stated over the -- in the charts that ice. In -- -- phone does affect that better than -- on the Bluetooth on in a -- battery life but it's not really. And an infinite an intensive process it's not like in three -- or anything like that so I didn't I haven't noticed a significant hit in my battery life. But I knew that because Bluetooth Arnold doing something yet. This is no word -- bad news. The screen on the books on sale at the corporate haggard is actually develop a full write up on it. Over on cnet.com you can find it by. Go in there insurgent or taking this units. -- I mean I love the idea you to feel like it's not quite there yet in terms. The price -- and the battery and by doing some weird the battery life -- if it actually gap the seventies. You know they really would be of a more compelling thing but I mean I am. Sue Bird forgetful and I mean not a thirty minutes running around my apartment before -- find them in issue in my clothes and I'm just like why are put them there and it's like the naval forum like. I don't wanna lose my key -- put in my shoot the that I don't predictive. In him you know it's this if this happens to be at least once a week -- If it could save me twenty minutes a week of Reading your in my apartment in her single a -- it. And but it and can you remember to charge it. Will look at the app keeps track of battery life through united with -- you yeah -- mean that if you if I don't know. Maybe that's just one more thing when you keep track of the -- yes it just -- all this power problem. Like -- to many like as so many devices to turn originated -- Can't deal with posted may mean maybe they should make that sort of you know -- pants yeah universal technology they do and everything yes everything should be inducted charging -- -- manually have to buy it. -- -- -- -- -- -- And -- diabetic pad but I wanna violate then it's Hampton separate for every device haven't thought this was going to be solved by an. Someone saying they need to put it on a different orbit I've done that have put -- by the -- put bulls by the door and I just never put things in them. -- need a Butler. And I need bloody hands and has changed my house liked RFID and then used to locking keys in building in an art -- -- -- but then I'd lose -- phone. It. -- -- -- -- -- -- Parents and get into rumors blitz kicked into rumors earlier we talked about it -- it was kind of rumor -- It's Eric Schmidt confirmed -- -- -- has been sandwiched coming out October and November. The first phone that it's -- to be -- generate. Since it. Burned and missing it something else you some of the nexus -- And -- throughout the -- -- -- -- out yes yes America that is wrong story here -- expected to set a nexus prime. -- -- Samsung basically has sort of. -- seeing intentionally bad in directly confirm the existence that there. The next sort of Google phone will be the next as prime via uploaded a user -- -- profile. Trial. Of the device labeled nexus prime. Confirming that is -- model number TT RA 9250. Which also incidentally -- -- process of getting both Wi-Fi and -- -- July 5 if -- in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth five. Yes that's gonna do serve patients via deserve. You know when you mean you -- -- the FCC it easily. Public but it -- and so typically means. Potentially imminent -- imminent release and He Nam and you know has been referenced earlier Google have been -- -- The nexus primed to try and release at a similar time to iPhone five right so what does this mean. -- actually Samsung also inadvertently confirm the the name nexus prime. And also Droid crime when they sent a cease and desist to like in in -- -- -- site mainly -- -- whose names. You can't use them purchase and -- -- -- -- like OK. -- really confirm that rumor and in -- out there so immunity and -- -- the same thing era yet. -- so -- it basically means that -- coming. And it's gonna be here than meets the need that we -- that befell will be here we -- -- the confirm anything we -- mean we think we knew about the specs. Ground. Doesn't yet do we know have a confirmed -- there's amateurs at socialist -- over look at anything -- -- -- -- -- nexus if you mean nexus -- easily and you get a new nexus phone -- a new version of a Google OS and the -- -- Google OS is nice and talents. Yes -- -- -- all the -- they're nicely nothing to. Question. And I think this is the phone that I'm actually. You know here we can -- That's that I was getting on what -- -- phones are interested in your relief that it but by panic and I'm really excited about the on the nexus prime mostly just because. I've resolved my next phone will be. -- The safe bet the safe bet -- -- you -- a new -- to some degree it'll still be. It'll it'll be covered. As far as -- future proof ness. The and so maybe Motorola phones will be -- and you can't TV and maybe in the future -- -- now and still really. No -- had to deal with. Moto blur of our -- to do is there LG -- I -- Yeah since there He more than -- for -- any. And you know make sure they all would quickly LG owner -- -- in Iraq and as -- that is like the only equal disdain from Kansas. Will spread the vitriol around a little. I wanna miss anyone. I'm sure they appreciate. Let's get to our last news story. And this is on these Samsung. Second Samsung product of the day third -- gets a share -- The week of these pimps camps there's portable media players in. -- Agilent should be it has the last eyes as. We talked about this. Last week well as the one we talked last week I don't -- Sudanese are -- and -- -- -- -- media player does is very similar illnesses essentially. Com. You know it's like an iPod Touch except it's Samsung's and didn't. It's basically it's like the galaxy phone except not a -- yeah yeah exactly decent drop the cellular connection keep the one effect activity. In I think. This is -- also gonna have -- market on so it's of you know 11. Device -- so come out with say sixteen gig and eight gig versions. -- which will be to seven -- 240 respectively He. As reported its three point six inch screen which you probably cast by the name. It has. -- Has your favorite TouchWiz. And what we all -- -- one gigahertz processor. GPS Bluetooth two mega pixel camera. As well as a front facing camera. Hand you know it's been nearly everything. That they. -- except that that has yet so. I still think there's a market for these. Albion a small market. Yet but -- -- see what's gonna happen with this stay tuned it you're gonna have -- Philip you know. I get really excited Sony when last week but I I due kind of acknowledged that it that the smaller market than -- -- would you say it's a niche market. It at -- -- in each market. And I'd say that you know when you're talking last Olympian evening and -- easy. With -- debt are the products. Now for the week and yeah market counted down this is time would just banana the week and on didn't figure was like a -- LeapFrog respect -- called martyr yeah. And my app of the week which our producer we did before but -- I couldn't find it may switch back but it's called G -- If -- a team of yes Adam says this -- -- -- it. I have my phone and include two for the low low price of free. That basically. Connects your phone to your computer to sort of use your phone as a either a malice or. To control potentially media player of some sort -- so you install. An app on your windows machine or Linux or rust and in -- -- installs its own initiative terrorism. And then if you for example run windows media center -- wanna controls mapped from your phone it is due that's been thrown or -- -- are. Want a PowerPoint sort of remote. -- presentation and you wanna controls after your phone without fascinated by one of those remote to of the keys. This will do that as well. And it actually works really really well and it's really. He's an early version of this back when they're like one dot something -- other news and it works well. You'll -- that I don't use it more often -- it is not responding whistled inked. And my -- -- -- some weird things is double -- will mean I've got like a router going into another router that is -- issue. Three more routers Leo there's -- -- my and my personal network is piggybacking and then it goes into a motive remains network yet. So I have like my own discrete -- in the network but then things get a little weird. And I could fix it manages to -- -- -- the people that. There. Well but the good app it's the -- it is a very good suggestion. -- liquid our latest device reviews straight night moving America. A host of an email you -- noticed that I pronounce a lot of things incorrectly. Because I'd just assume that other announced and -- move on when they get an email from. Bob from -- -- constructive criticism time please please please guys. -- so I ended June correctly it's not see any G it's the -- -- -- and -- and it's killing. For confirmation He with a reference dot com. Entry for -- engine. And an -- love the show. So I will make an effort to announce that. Correctly which is I am not gonna promise they'll do it all the time. But it make pelvic now give him a -- shot -- -- -- Pianist -- but it's at a time. They used -- pronouncement on spawning don't seem content correctly and then those are you people been -- -- museum in now hello William Lewis. -- there's a question for you from fill up says hey. -- He often discusses flashy new and different monsters -- -- elect better understands what method does He use to backup all its apps and settings to minimize the hassle factor when re flashed him. He gave a quick summary of how He gets its own back up and running with all this stuff -- He puts new version on. Go. -- -- Is pretty if you're if you're flashing to -- which means you can use titanium back up. And you -- -- also -- basically what titanium baca does. Is it pulls. Back -- versions of your -- to your SD card or to a drop box or to an external. Server. Any -- it also pulls tour settings so once you go through the process. Re flashing your computer and -- year your system. When you wanna put those apps back on you basically reinstall. Titanium back up and then use that to restore. The backed up after you have to restore them all you can restore them -- -- and -- -- descent and -- really wanna put in -- back on my phone you have to. But because it keeps the add data it will also. A poll. The data so you won't lose -- received teams and -- -- -- for example every tragic. It would be tragic events and we too much -- way to lifetime and the -- existing allowed to wipe out my phone. Often times when you switch between roms. You want -- white. Your settings because the roms may have a different parameters so if you have a -- for if for example. Side antigen. You switch over to since based -- for example my wonderful like dot response. Then. View -- -- your settings don't line -- and can cause issues and instability so if you're jumping between roms and sometimes even if versions of -- If it's a big enough update. You want a white. And that's where an -- like titanium baca and Andy. -- should be installed on everybody's phone if -- -- You can also have mine set up to like every other day to AM to -- Apple plans in case something tragic happens -- IPhone gets run over by a truck. Or you -- it. Yet I'll leave it hasn't that's a reasonable -- All right blasting off from Ryan plug in is is Rand from west missed Westminster. Maryland to you do not mean it's. Yeah I -- so that me. You did not really answer my question last week about Google TV. The question was not targeting the deal -- -- get for the keyboard about the review I was asked if Google TV was dead. Is Google still developing -- for Google TV. Yes. Well to -- OS updates. Yes. PS2 keyboard is slightly smaller and it has a track pad built -- it operates allows text unifying receiver not Bluetooth. Greet her home theater PCs. -- -- meant. Just when -- -- stop talking about it so much the -- panic sets. -- -- -- -- They gave basically He was asking about last week we talked about He wanted to you know if it was worth getting your Google TV because you -- -- In the keyboard and -- like you. And you when the keyboard but not up early -- we miss under his question I think He really have to question. I do know we disposed to focus on the wrong partner in Iraq as a Google TV is not dead you know I think -- Just they have -- an announcement that they were gonna release apps for which memory happened to. Rumors are that -- and spiritual come -- for an as well yet where it was once its own sort of like you Google TV's doing this Croats is doing this and an injury -- -- Yet a third thing it's panic in April Android. But just because it's not dead now does -- it won't be dead tomorrow. Analysts. -- steadily with the optimistic about if I don't think it'll be dead who I don't actively adults on just aren't in unit disclaimers here I don't know of any incentive to really did happen. Anything can happen. -- that's an issue before today. If you have email forest intended to -- -- at cnet.com. Where He got our -- cnet.com slash and -- Alice no. -- and required. Lots of us. Every Wednesday at 12 PM Pacific CNET tackles last alive follow the show on Twitter -- -- analyst. -- -- that it's do or follow me and not my real name. That's it for today. See you next week. They care.