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Android Atlas Weekly Ep. 73: We eat Ice Cream Sandwiches (Podcast)

Donald Bell joins us on the show today to discuss The Google Music Service, a Nexus launch date, and the biggest tablet you've ever seen! All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for November 16nd 2011.

Donald Bell joins us on the show today to discuss The Google Music Service, a Nexus launch date, and the biggest tablet you've ever seen! All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly for November 16nd 2011.

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EPISODE 73

NEWS

-Google releases source code for Ice Cream Sandwich

-Google Music Event

-Canada's big three lay out launch plans for the Galaxy Nexus; US users jealous, eh?

-Google Nexus FCC

-First Sale of Nexus & Breakfast!

-Android smartphone share more than triples iOS in Q3

-Reviewing Amazon Kindle Fire not an easy task

-Nook Tablet hands-on: Can it fight the Fire?

-Fire Rooted

-Adobe launches suite of applications for Android Tablets

-65-inch Android 'tablet' is more than a handful

-Google Voice app update; text to multiple recipients, pre-fetch voicemails

EMAILS

Hey guys, I was watching the podcast when the discussion of the Tegra3 processors came up. At one point, an image for HTC's Edge scrolled by, and I noticed that it still had the set of 4 Android buttons on the bottom. I don't know what the source article is or how official those photos are, but it made me wonder: What do you think will happen to phones with the hardware buttons that get upgraded to ICS? Will they have two rows of control buttons to deal with? Or do you think ICS will read the hardware and just hide its software buttons? - Corey

ICS will run just as well with and without hardware buttons. If the software detects that physical buttons are present, the software adjusts the interface so that the buttons are automatically hidden. (At least, that's how it works in the Android 4.0 emulator in the SDK.) So, if the HTC Edge does in fact ship with its buttons still in place-and it likely will-then that's what you can expect to happen.

My guess is that most hardware we're seeing now has been living in a lab for at least a few months before Google released ICS, so the buttons are a remnant of the GB era that we'll see on many of these first generation ICS phones.
- Antuan

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Hey guys!

This is Freddy from Brooklyn, do you guys believe the Droid Razr will be released for AT&T ? We all remember the original Razr was.

Look forward to hearing back!
Have a great day!

Freddy

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Hi Justin and Antuan.

I have been waiting, and waiting, and WAITING for two particular Android upgrades:

The first is my phone. I'm still rockin' the Droid 1. It's on its last leg and I'm ready for an upgrade. I'm holding out for the Galaxy Nexus. It was announced the same day as the Droid RAZR -- I could go out and buy the RAZR today but we still don't even have a Nexus release date. What gives?

The second upgrade needs to come on my (now discontinued) Logitech Revue. Google TV 2.0 + Slingplayer app + couch will equal heaven. I don't understand why the Sony folks got all of the 2.0 love. Give me a roundabout date Logitech -- something, anything!

Please tell me that in December, mere weeks from now, I'll be able to sing away my 2.X blues.

Keep up the good work.

Best,
John from D

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TIME Wednesdays @ 10am PT
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JUSTIN @notmyrealname
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