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Android Atlas Weekly 69: Discussing the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Podcast)

The future of Android is here with the unveiling of the Ice Cream Sandwich powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola debuts the razor-thin Droid RAZR, and guest hosts Jessica Dolcourt and JT Tabencki help Antuan to answer your calls and emails.

The future of Android is here with the unveiling of the Ice Cream Sandwich powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola debuts the razor-thin Droid RAZR, and guest hosts Jessica Dolcourt and JT Tabencki help Antuan to answer your calls and emails.

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EPISODE 69

NEWS

Samsung, Google holding Ice Cream Sandwich event Oct. 18
https://www.youtube.com/android

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: hands-on photos
http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-19736_7-10009858.html

Samsung Galaxy Nexus first impressions by J. Dolcourt
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20122340-251/samsung-galaxy-nexus-first-impressions-ice-cream-sandwich-makes-it-sparkle/

Ice Cream Sandwich new feature list wrap-up
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20122331-251/ice-cream-sandwich-adds-tons-of-new-features/

Motorola introduces Motoactv music player
news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20122008-266/motorola-introduces-motoactv-music-player/

Droid Razr hands-on: Fast, slim, gorgeous
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20122098-251/droid-razr-hands-on-fast-slim-gorgeous/

Motorola Droid RAZR hands-on
http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-droid-razr-hands

Obligatory Droid RAZR vs Galaxy Nexus comparison chart
reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20122321-251/motorola-droid-razr-vs-samsung-galaxy-nexus-chart/

APPS OF THE WEEK

PewPew 2
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jyaif.pewpew2

Spark 360
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.akop.bach&hl=en

VOICEMAILS

Eric from Oregon has a question about his blue tooth headset

The Sprint EVO 4G by HTC natively supports what is called A2DP and AVRCP. These are the two pieces of the puzzle that allow stereo audio to be streamed wirelessly via Bluetooth and controlled wirelessly for play, pause, skip, etc. So if you’re having trouble getting audio to stream to your Bluetooth headset, it’s most likely that your headset simply doesn’t support these protocols. You’ll want to switch to a Bluetooth headset or speaker that does and the EVO should automatically recognize and enable this functionality during pairing.

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I’ve heard you guys say a few times that the bad thing about Samsung phones is that they have Bing as the search provider. Well I can say that’s simply not true, at least not in all cases. I’ve had a Galaxy S Captivate on AT&T and my current phone is the unlocked international version of the Galaxy S II and neither had Bing. They are Google all the way.

Just wanted to get that out there so people wont be scared away by the thought of Bing being on their android.

Keep up the good work,

Lynn

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Hey Android Atlas-

I’m tired of my Eclair-based Samsung Vibrant, but the mini-Kies update isn’t working for me and I can’t find a stock Froyo or Gingerbread for my phone. I want to try Cyanogen, but it looks like I need to have a good back up. A few questions that aren’t clear to me:

1) By using Cyanogen, will it update my version of Android?
2) Is there a good back up program to back up my phone to my Mac or PC?

I live in Uganda and have pre-paid data and uploading my entire phone to the cloud isn’t feasible, but I want to save my Angry Birds score critical business information. Any tips would be appreciated!

Mike the Diplomat
Kampala, Uganda

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Hello, You have at least one listener in Des Moines per #68. I enjoy the podcast and keep up the good work.

Ron N. in Des Moines IA

Sent from my iPad

Des Moines Newspaper

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Last week’s contest was so much fun, but not so inclusive. So I’ve got a better idea this go-round:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/antgoo/6261187146/

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