Ep. 40: Speed tests and price wars
Ep. 40: Speed tests and price wars
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Ep. 40: Speed tests and price wars

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By -- let's see a company who specializes in. They -- speeding up browser performance for speeding up -- what states. Believes is the -- of the company and they found is that Android in their test was 52%. Faster. Than the iPhone. On 4% of -- sites. Or plates if there kind of sites. The area. And was right in with buy com and this was iPhone four point three and Android 2.3. And I believe they are using the iPhone four and -- have -- -- the ass. So. This is you know exciting for us. In the Android world except. There was a competing study -- a the study by Gomez. About a month ago who looked at similar things. And they found that. Pay OS was actually faster. The presumably if they -- -- months ago wasn't done on -- -- -- for three. But I I guess it doubt that I owe us for three slowed down. It might have you never know -- May have written with with interesting. Is that eight there's also some -- of the discrepancies. Basically stating that the end of the browser test in one of these cases was -- using the the native safari browser. The -- -- I think it. They eventually differences and depending on. Think in both cases the blaze -- their own software. You and I think in both Mandarin and -- -- you can have a browser object within your app. So it's not actually the browser but it pretty much for all types of cases is. Browser it's the same rendering engine its name JavaScript engine is the same but -- -- -- and. On. On the -- -- -- at least in IOS four that there is actually even a different than Bluetooth -- depending on whether you start the the request from a link within the app or -- an icon on your home screen -- -- agreed that those living in news all sorts of light. Gray area -- discrepancy -- it's horribly you know how the test was done and what it actually mean. What it means to me is. That in both of these -- I mean there's only like a second difference between the two Obama think one of the charts. It's doing that the injury -- has the two point 12 average -- timer -- -- three point one. That's one point 12 difference. I don't know it -- out. Exactly they're doing this all over Wi-Fi and under really good never conditions and so none of this is even reality that went to get out there on the network if you're using your iPhone on AT&T it's -- -- be slower than looking at your Android phone and Verizon. -- -- So in in reality who cares. -- yet another -- further down the -- the difference between loading a mobile site. On Android and silences. Negligible or both to second. And that the real differences when you're loading regular site where the iPhone and this test is now doing 3.4 seconds. And the injuries -- two point one again and it I don't know it. I've I've personally. Don't viewpoint and there are too many words in the article. Really Libby discussing something soon kids like -- find a look at. That -- -- and annoying anyone who do these speed tests. But it is interesting but we did do one -- so -- -- will -- at different it's different because ours was done with the idea and most him scientific. Procedure. An article by Eric Franklin and -- actually think that we sort of positive as -- videos but it's by definition better yet it. So we compared the -- -- there compared the zoom to the act I had to com. You know he didn't round 4000 tasks like these. Two people did 4000 has to come up with different results. He ran several looking at some of our site cnet.com CBS news -- -- -- giant bomb dot com. And his end result is its critique clothes that Motorola -- slightly. Edges out yet -- two. But again. And. Yeah I mean. Again all sorts of things could contribute to the difference between the two. Adam of the school thought that is one of the load time -- within shooting distance of each other. There are better things and it. But it's interesting that the C and of course I always like it when entry comes on top -- -- one more thing that. -- in the Apple and what eighth when they definitely want is integrated in a bar. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Only cities will. That's true. Yeah I mean I wonder what. It's hard to say because date compared to also in the original speed tests. But some -- tested -- CPU speed them up hardware architecture it's not just about. You know. The browser and of rendering engine there right so. They have fundamentally different CPUs how did they decide that the Samsung galaxy was equivalent to the iPhone four and maybe just grab one yet. And may have something to do it -- -- -- it seems like. If they're if they really wanted to compare like you know body in white body weight that you would -- with -- the nexus -- since that is who rules you know flagship model now. -- That's probably those -- probably. Com parallels talk about new phones. In -- jump -- all of it here. So at CES there's a lot of phones. There were announced what tablets there were announced for Android and Scott Webster did -- -- team to wrap up. -- -- what was announced vs what is actually here and what the reality has been. The first being everybody's -- fear related leave the Motorola zoom. So certainly we love this that's the gas rate. -- and we have in our -- -- -- And then you and I just talked about it nonstop we're still fundamentally we are. Com so the reality. Here -- are. Several months later. Is that everything that we thought it was gonna be. They say no no via -- would you think. Will mean Scott goes on the stage that the united heavy revisited -- it a little more expensive than we thought it'd be. Get here late it's a little heavy. And that he says that it feels like a beta release out of a -- all of that and you feel like it in a little expensive and yet -- there was a little late. I don't know about the beta release part. From using net apps -- allow -- -- Yeah yeah plus there's that SD card issue in the flash issue in the -- upgrade the issue and the issue that they have. Put the power -- -- -- no one can find it you'll find it after the first dot. And to send -- indicative of your experiences and -- -- I think what we can agree on is that. You know as much is Motorola touted this as the iPad killer or competitive with the iPad. Spec wise it's competitive but market why -- it feel like it it's not competitive with. If they didn't and -- -- -- it the six months late is the key here. Headed arrived in a world where it only had to compete with the act and one. It may have been more compelling. -- you know with the iPad two -- coming out a week later. And I was -- his -- authority kind of a bad luck. -- forest. You know the -- Apple comparisons. The -- and at that too is a much more and its product and if I guess that kind of come along with the fact that. In evolution. And -- -- first. You know -- first model rated. So the next -- he tricks. -- -- we talked about the slide and the -- docking system. You know I think this kind of lived up to. What we thought -- -- -- -- CES week you know. We're fans of the phone's black rock doc is cool probably too expensive. But as we talked about last week you can have -- the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- AM with a lot of people aren't gonna -- -- out of it. And and -- the 300 dollar price tag for the dock is a lot -- if they think the thing is I don't think it should be that expensive to be. Nothing been done to be way less expensive and -- accessory that costs more on the phone to -- -- fifty bucks but that. -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay well in the unlikely to be fifty bucks -- on the than the realistic price that. Well I mean if you think about what is doing -- and if it really is doing nothing more than an HDMI cables doing. We it is a display though there's a display okay okay it's hard but so that dock is 300 but the when it. How much is the one without that is way. -- -- -- When he noted. One and 89. Thanks -- So even that's expensive that's where things would be fifty bucks -- that entity that Cuba. Yet here. The day at the bit silly anyway both move on to the -- TC thunderbolt. -- To Iceland announced it was just announced they will not enough that even -- -- -- an order yet do you have anything to stand up and -- But apparently at some point after midnight last night when it went on fail. I ordered one and I was -- partying. Remember ordering it. Review editing let -- see thunderbolt launch party I was nuts. Was ignited in these species -- rulers by Alan. Of that -- completely unfold related event. But yeah we'll put this morning and apparently I ordered one last night I hope the two -- -- about it when they get here tomorrow when it. There we can have a horse in your bed that is much better. How it today. More useful. Though but -- bunny -- hands on. With the phone and. The should be a review. Pretty soon. I think one of the most exciting things we learned about this found recently is the panoramic simultaneous voice and data call -- these data in -- and voice so. Does that mean that the iphone's and -- to stop those commercials. They will that there right now stop it it's also. They -- the the first day and reform LTE injury full birth -- Right yes. And then. Clearly right analysis with -- of the of the phone to be as far as on end arrays to be on Verizon's part and reduced the. I think it can -- -- canyon -- him another. Fun it was announced that CS in the one that I'm waiting for is the Motorola. Droid by. Because not only does -- four G -- it is dual core. They like that adult you -- -- I don't like already being -- fully. But yet a dual core -- will definitely make this one of them the most powerful phone reaching here on Verizon. And of course -- -- much like the the -- the matrix. Is that pretty quick on the -- Bentley Heath and I think we'll see similar performance and on it though but -- not here yet there's no release date. Sometime in Q2. -- -- QQ is like for like a three month window. It can be easily view. Yes it's true I'm willing to wait. Though it does have real look at the specs before it has less ram. And it's you know unclear if it comes with -- -- A -- original it'll definitely be root public as they -- critic of unreadable and it -- Ability harder to do there's a lot more of the more risk of India -- of the ninth paper weight. And I know you're excited the I resolution front facing camera and -- -- -- and aren't -- the front facing camera. And elected with -- videos -- I don't like to make phone calls. I definitely not gonna be -- of Butte. Someday you're gonna -- video chat into this show. Sunday going to be at lunch here -- two shows was enough they need to go -- -- states. The album they'd actually have to resident active -- to do with -- earth. That's it is completely another. Hit -- death and known not one for this week. So you Buffett's new phone however. I'm actually really excited about another phone. -- -- -- the reason I was definitely gung ho about picking up the vulnerable until I saw. A leaked photos and specs of the Motorola generate three. For -- of what people follow me on Twitter in and then and -- and -- what's this July you'll know that I'm still. Still hanging out with my -- first generation federated media. -- -- dilemma how to videos with scratches -- -- over it. Of the Detroit three. Is. Basically. The next. Slide out keyboard form factor for Motorola's Droid. Phone. This new -- -- gonna have and a -- it's been revised it again at five rows of keys and stuff for. That top row now being dedicated to numeric keys so you don't have -- -- -- if you wanna punch in a phone numbers -- -- like that. We've also got. -- it looks like an HDMI port and the USB port also looks like it's been moved. To the bottom. Half of the the phone. Presumably. And an attempt to make this phone compatible with with Motorola said that they'd have all of their phones compatible with their. Laptop dock accessory so inventory three may actually. Be compatible with that -- also. A four inch QHD screen for better resolution -- what -- -- the reason I'm really excited about this is that all the rumors point to this being stuck Google experience. So no laurel Blair. Which is the reason that I am not interested. And -- -- not a fan nobler not a fan of those custom. Interfaith has -- to be fair and probably -- the phone and install it at the moment anyway but I'd like to know that. The Google experience has been preserved. And the other thing that we were reading before the show that you can hang gourmet had at least until it's proven untrue -- is that says could be a Quad Core phone. Yeah I think it's gonna be dual. And Bolivia one of the faith. Stayed quiet. And I just -- -- -- that may just be some rumor mongering. Neither of -- really think we barely have dual core phones on the market is. You know the -- I don't think -- I'm very seriously -- Motorola now LeapFrog -- -- Well if you wanna hang -- government had until it's proven untrue if you -- for. They imitate that that -- -- them I'm than a thousand right now they're gonna put it in or in -- one -- and no one day. In -- -- someone -- to even the score but then come over on the Android atlas blog there's also. Story -- Scott Stein. That basically is -- a lot of phone that we should expect to see on Verizon -- -- -- -- concerns over the summer. And those are gonna include the Droid X two. Which may actually ship with a thirteen megapixel camera. Via four G device. Get some pictures of that and specs of that. And then also the Droid incredible ass which is the successor to need for an incredible. And then -- a little bit more information about the very three so will put the link to that the show notes but it looks like. The -- -- going to be a lot harder to pick a phone. It's always hard. Hasn't -- about Android. It's true -- -- we do. I either -- But I'm all know you do even bought a single phone since her original one would have looked again immediate and an end of going through two phones here. We'll see. -- -- will let me ask this. So those two phones but could take 10-Q if I were to tell you that AT mobile sidekick four G. Has now been officially revealed. You -- -- -- -- let me tell you about this. So -- you know it has a very similar keyboard to be generated. Three in that it has the number keys as well pretty exciting right. Yeah I'm listening. It has navigation buttons. In the corner it has. That the first -- to have a touch screen. Against the -- has that new. Spring loaded hinge. It sounds like. Anything that I know nothing yet another from -- -- let's see its four G capable. Up to speeds between Iran make of it. -- OK here it's rare that it really -- differentiates itself from the pack. -- enhanced messaging capabilities. By adding group text and cloud text features and before you judge let me tell you -- those are. Group -- -- Houston text messages to a group of people. As well as replied to all. While text and does it does feature in all seriousness accident is really cool. As a web app that lets you send -- receive text messages from your computer -- leaving Google Voice. Yes but this lets -- use the phone number attached to your phone if you're not using Google Voice. It's usually. -- -- okay one more thing comes in two colors matte black and pearl Missoula. There you go I -- at the sold on the Perlman intent. -- I think -- interest thing I what I think is most interesting about that is that is where they put the -- the fact that if the sidekick. And that it exists. But then also I think it's interesting where they put the the keys for menu home back. Search those. There was -- that usually Tennessee in a row along the bottom of the phone they've moved -- to the four corners. Basically saying that the default way to hold the phone is in -- landscape orientation which -- -- if the site -- And I don't know if you know you'll be teaching although it to the top corner -- it -- home it makes me think that they remain -- and beaver orientation blues. That's a good question other things I notice about keyboard -- as they dedicated emoticon button which everyone has time for. And a dedicated microphone button yet the interest and also the microphone but not -- -- you know that the galaxy S has that. -- -- I mean beyond like. You know coal in open for and close friend -- having a bounty paid. Do you the most current path. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- is that there -- that the mr. Yeah yeah I get willow I know I'm manipulate it with them -- it was but I have a Wii -- and from a -- yesterday and had no clue. Would it was supposed to be. -- It didn't look like evening when I turned it sideways mediate did some weird thing in her late. You know take client but I have no clue what -- -- and the with the and I get -- all the time from people weren't displayed -- a weird and I. If it ever since the facility in hindsight. -- -- -- name. The data and of them a victim mode and I don't. Yeah okay. Lets it will stop talking -- is that regular out of -- idea to -- let's talk about something that we have talked about four and -- -- have more. He tells the S Samsung's. Android based galaxy. Media players so this is kind of you know there's no way not to -- the iPod Touch. It's basically some of I think the best -- -- entry. And to be competitive with iPod Touch. In -- essentially it's like a galaxy yes sir Samsung tab that doesn't have any kind of cell connection. Just has a -- five plays all sorts of different media formats which is actually pretty exciting and much better than the iPod. -- -- -- -- -- -- You know before its 264 format really ample -- that a word spread this. Plays Divx -- to be of the mpeg four Bob law law. It has. Comes and even sixteen gig versions but it also has a micro SD card which you can put apathy to kick -- in there. You know I don't know we think that -- L like the Columbia founded micro SD cards one of the memory medium because then you can -- the cheap one. And then later on when you decide you want more space pic of 100 -- card. Are there any book card. -- and you know Bob and -- -- -- two gigs. I really like that. The one thing -- That is gonna go back to again. The the iTunes. Being making it easy for you get media onto and off -- -- phone this actually. I I like the fact that you can pretty much played. Most of the of the format that I'm familiar with without any -- transcoding or conversion -- you can really just. You know downloaded movies -- street on there. The -- would really need. A lot of software but and management I think if and then the little bit of an issue without native third party software. Like songbird or. What the other -- -- rainbow like I'm. Double the list here -- com. Yeah I mean this is. And I'm I'm happy to see this I'm definitely on board a few here we're gonna have to see what happens with cool music which seems to be imminent. Or at least potentially Google IO which it has -- and -- Right that could -- change the market for those you know if you want an injured player we don't -- precedent this is. I. Think your best -- And management of volatile -- In related news did you know that David current lawyer wrote this. Wrote a book called -- is a new. Well it's deep it's available on Amazon as well as via. Kindle and Barnes & Noble and the middle. At -- this punishment so that and he no. That it is time for ad break but that was not. His you're -- -- it have -- it should have been yes next week David rate in some us tech can you -- sponsor. -- will be right back after this -- -- Netflix. Our right welcome back. Netflix we've all been waiting for Netflix to come out for Android. I believe you said that was sort of a killer app for you. Period I mean it -- -- on I've and I've. I -- it current wealth out. -- -- -- -- yes. He leaked bird flu like oh well you just go invalidate PK. It does Google that I don't know. There is there's actually so this is. I guess I don't -- -- not entirely true but -- Will be little deceptive about that yeah what's the catch a leaked version of Netflix reiterated. Has been uncovered on the net. That so far it doesn't actually. Stream any video or content for most people a couple of people upset that they -- -- -- that. Those people probably hired the Darren they're not be believed that they mistake -- that Plattsburgh -- Android phone. -- -- -- -- -- So reportedly the -- was taken off of a prototype. LG revolution phones which I guess they were -- mowing at CES this out on my phone and -- lose but it's not actually. Streaming so. Hopefully that means the Netflix is imminent to be actually officially released. We you know even when it is released we know it's not gonna run on all phones only one that does -- -- that -- around Netflix and their. Studios they work with require. Yeah -- it's out there. It -- -- -- and of Megan's. Pull enough -- optimize and that if there was also a Netflix app that is looking manager -- even if like on cheaper phones you couldn't. -- it be nice to be able to manager -- Externally without even a third party app which I don't really trust. Ray. Though yet there's there's the idea for your second -- Netflix meet nutrient mobile web site. Probably. -- app within under the of them aware of but now -- at least in my on my phone and navigate and -- tiny tiny links. When you're zoomed all the way out and then resume all the way and use it -- -- which -- -- that. So an app would be nice. -- -- terminal and that they get Netflix always. Do that I think in a Netflix app can you even mean district Hewlett. -- -- -- I don't know -- Com. Our rates -- speaking of -- We've talked before about the Amazon App Store. It looks like it is now very close to launch -- Someone discovered the hidden -- which -- Amazon.com slash apps. -- -- -- -- -- -- And it actually went to the App Store right now Amazon as a -- to their home page. But when it was lives. A lot -- -- information as soon -- from that. So the -- -- forties of the apps featured there they found fourteen. If there's 46 apps that were featured fourteen of those were. Cheaper than they were in the school market. Com. And -- -- also has. At least four exclusive apps including call of duty. And Angry Birds. Yet the as the Angry Birds Rio. -- desperately think it may very cleverly disguised. Commercial. Let them think there was also talk of their being and ad free version and Angry Birds with a price tag on it. You can pay like in the -- users you -- -- for the app. And then not have to if you add. -- think it's interesting. And I guess they -- the question is that they're gonna be like a price war between two app store's brick. And I don't know there were a couple of -- -- of articles if there were there were four apps in Google's marketplace that were cheaper than Amazon and so I mean it could just. The another maybe some of these -- could -- also even be in place holder prices. -- you know. There are just in place until. The so they don't into the data behind the databases finalized alliance -- Amid the other thing maybe there are pressing stuff that sort of initial prices teaspoon of it people on the door and easy in the Amazon App Store you. I -- I think still. They have an upward uphill battle trying to get. People actually installed App Store app on their phone. So to solve that it probably had -- -- through much different tricks including deals manufactures. As well as just you know. Real incentives to get people to install the App Store on the other hand they are Amazon. It's I don't think there are going to be find that hard. I think I would install it -- without even thinking about it. Yes sure you -- but you know how it goes to -- -- and change settings on your phone to allow third party. I think. -- not a skill that is widely known. However I -- sense they potential upcoming I was video. -- Jot that down real quick. So I don't see what happens here it's certainly each team usually competitions could. That those that. Right. Where we could use more competition he is in the 800 tablet space. Right now we've got you know pretty much one contender there. Almost to that lets you know. The Motorola zoom and the -- -- has gotten a little more competitive or will hasn't -- When flash is finally available. For Android three point oh orient the zoom. -- Yeah I mean if of the big selling point for injury in general but then also specifically for the -- The -- experience being something that they can brag about over the the -- had. That's -- look like you're getting it. In owners. There together -- flash ten point two. Which features hardware accelerated video. Which leads to reduce CPU usage higher frame rates hopefully better battery. Year hopefully as well. And and I think this same update to -- full also start to roll out to Android 2.2 in 2.3 phones. And of some same day later -- soon after. That. That means we should get it. We should move. -- -- that's not the ends of the Motorola -- news this week though. The Monroe Wi-Fi -- last week at increased said that. Wal-Mart Sam's Club but -- we sign -- potentially for 539. Well. I think that's not true as far as I. Can gather here bet. Motorola did announce that it's gonna press the wife only -- -- 59 you know in com which is -- the exact same price as the Apple. Wi-Fi only 32 gig I've had to. So. Depressed competitive there kind. And you can actually I did a little research you can. -- clicking get a cheaper at Costco in the bundle. -- But still you know I think as we have said the last couple weeks or as I have said. And if you generally -- agreed with me. The iPad two still the leader because the -- -- needs to be cheaper at this point compete. It does it definitely needs to be cheaper. Because. Again the experience. For the most part -- -- objective of the which when you think it's better. At least from from permit initially and -- -- -- you have experience with you know. The actual data -- a -- instantly which recently a lot of apps crashing. But on the -- the urges to screen. You know it they're gonna accidentally matched that price and then looked like there -- has taken that in the right direction here. The hack ray in the right direction but not -- and -- -- a couple more steps please via. I'm interested in knowing what it is bundling talking about it easily get packed epic of pretend that they you know tend to -- exactly -- And -- -- were found to be cheaper on a review and level. So it's the Motorola zoom is 589 -- task I guess with a free gel cases the bundle. It's not. It -- -- -- pages actually. You can order today free shipping. You get the bonus. -- showcase pre order it will begin shipping in April 1 from Costco. But think about that they can motivate you. Ten bucks eleven bucks and to get a free -- case. Up on when you took a but it here -- the -- -- month. Hold RA as a fan. Com the other would be kind of awesome you -- -- -- -- to your friend's words column on the days in the days. So we -- -- -- this -- the weaker -- segment and we can't have that back this week with the -- Update to the -- anatomy and -- Navigation -- As president at all for Verizon and hundred phones only so don't totally understand this that tone that is offering fair. App for free. For Verizon customers on Android. They have a premium version -- is the basic version does you know most of the stuff that Google. Maps -- -- -- Eason says. It's free community know -- -- -- out. Yes they need a supply a a lot of -- in -- A bunch of other -- but did -- happens that the free version. Is basically turn by turn directions three maps. You get the ability to you know customize your route -- you can -- like you know avoid traffic. State highways that sort of thing. POY -- but it's really basic in its use now the the premium version. Which is 1999. Now -- Eight is starting April 1 likely forty but oil -- if 1999. Regularly right now it's only ten bucks. -- that I actually have you automatically re route around traffic. And then it also have things like go you know red light cameras. Will show on the -- -- -- know whether you need to test that -- or not. In depth -- Blake appeal why information would like business ratings. You know business hours and whatnot and then also. As a feature called lane assist. The like if you're on the highway in their five lanes it'll show you which links you need to stay -- -- so you don't accidentally get off the wrong exit or you don't actually -- I like that -- -- step out of my. -- like actual standalone -- -- ray as helpful though. But the mean. Free is the free version themes like it actually will still be pretty -- I'm at ten bucks that the premium version still steal. As far as. Eggs compared to Google though today's work offline. You download the map I'm not share I'm actually gonna download and -- would happen. Are well. Will look for an update the other out. Rick Warren wrote about in the 800 house blog this week is called -- defender it's not some brand new app but the reason that. And it really helps you. Save battery life for your -- found. What it does is. This -- soon as you turn off. Your screen it turns off like -- three G in your rights. And I -- says throttles back the CPU. And apparently according to -- he seems to have a really big difference in how. Is how long -- battery lasts. And as a pro version of the free version we can do the pro version as they gets too sensitive he is. You can do armor customization such as say and Eric. This podcast app which is that can download stuff from background can turn on the three G here at the Wi-Fi. If it needs to. I don't you know I think. Most Android users are pretty heavy users of the phone and thus the battery tends not last very long. And you know -- potentially a good way to do that I know that there's been similar. Apps out. The I think he -- set CPU you throttled to -- back. Yet -- headed. A couple of settings for like how little brawl and where -- -- to it lets you set limits for. Overclocking are under clocking a there was I -- there was a time where I was under clocking library think -- it. -- I realized her phone was really slow year and a but I kind of go through periods ram and -- -- use the phone more. You know it. You did -- Rolex -- from time to be like a period of a month -- I'm just really just sending text messages and tweeting and I'm not really playing games and to be able to under clock. When I noticed that my usage is gone down very cool. Within -- right now I'm gonna bring a one gigahertz core -- sometimes mean the phone it's really hot. But. Down. Cool -- so that did you find anything on tone out of origin of an email yeah it it doesn't work com offline or he added. It I think. The lane assists. And some of the enhanced functionality may still be you know -- for some -- while the ten bucks. But free for free -- and I think you'll. Still in there right yes sounds like -- -- like the graphics better so. I'm Ireland's move on to emails if you have any questions comments complaints -- -- at cnet.com. And some got a message from Brandon. Says hey guys stumbled upon -- podcast and love -- I tell my wife. Imus off a couple of -- red x.s from -- boats go. He's basically he had some questions about routing and wants no. In -- what are the pros and cons of -- worked. You know -- the potential pitfalls and Patty Duke and what have we or will we do shown that atom and so I ate the remember that we did -- and went and looked back and we actually episode seven. So 33 episodes ago. July 15 2011. It was me and Jason and we have special -- Darren Kitchen from Hak5. Who actually on the air rooted his Droid. Com. And we talked -- -- pros and -- -- I would say we should definitely update that. Yeah I mean you'll for -- on -- being. Press oh yeah I think L all on their -- -- month interval when they come awesome. But. The jury Dixon and I guess when it first came out a lot of people were concerned because. Motorola -- the boot loader -- that it was going to be an unreadable phone of course two weeks later it had been rooted the preface is actually pretty easy. Cliff notes the -- -- are that you gain a lot of functionality. And the ability to run certain apps. When my favorites is titanium back that was basically allows you take an entire back up your whole phone. App fittings and everything in storage here at the card. But -- died -- from volatile -- keep finding myself needing to restore data. And read and download -- -- over and over again I can just use titanium to Paloma if the card but it does one. No reason why reading of coal and others of your needs -- -- he's returning. I think it just cool because it's cool. It's cool look at that cool he can walk around doing it on through my phone is rooted within -- -- -- didn't that also opened the door for custom roms like the antigen and that actually do different things you know maybe even run a little bit better effects -- or have you be better battery life than the stock from. But mostly. Yet that's mostly. While it. -- -- we'll definitely do falsetto on that sound cause I think there is a lot of meat there that let's move on for now the next email. From AW. -- in WIN. Let me start -- great show I'm visually impaired person. 2400. Smith has vision using and -- the latest version. On day LG Optimus TV are there any apps that can number -- the on screen experience. They've resorted to memorize in this shape and color of the icons because of -- -- of -- there all unreadable to -- at faxes to forums screens that there is something to enlarge icons that would be great or make everything on the screen bigger. So I I am by no means an expert here. But what we but it did find is there is no screens humor. For Android. There are -- You know there's a lot of resources out there. There's a site. Paul you know about 800 accessibility. Found that will put in the show notes. Called eyes free. That has a lot of tips about sort of things you can do. And then there are a list of apps including. Home screen replacements. That I believe maker -- larger or read them -- Com -- media access that or -- you. And -- put both of those links them as show notes so. -- ethical rules -- behind here but there are -- -- resources out there that are worth looking into. Aren't and has a -- the amount. Yet hi guys I was an iPhone 3GS user. I -- -- -- Droid incredible which I love but I wanna get tablet and I think the best way to go with Wi-Fi. The -- at two -- just as much or better deal of the zoom but I read. -- but I just read -- -- Well it's weird. But it is -- you're say that the left by zoom will be out in two weeks in the same price yet at two. If you compare -- but here's my question will be able to use my Droid incredible the tether to the iPad to. On the Internet with the USB cable or using the three G mobile hot item alone no additional charges might apply -- -- one note that -- impossible. Is definitely possible. I'm glad that you have the experience of trying to read the email out -- as well as it it's difficult as not everyone uses the perfect grammar and punctuation and that and -- does when he writes that -- will. It was probably sent from his -- incredible. Break in all fairness -- using it's quite yet. But yet -- answer your question. Yes you will. You'll you'll be in the the USB cable you'll probably just be using some sort of a lot will make what I tether on the currently can't do that I -- -- route you can well you you can do it and you just have to pay extra. With a Wi-Fi -- Yeah okay -- yet has not -- featured at the debate when you're thirty bucks month than we do it or a theory did we get rid of free. Download the Wi-Fi -- for -- that. And hope Verizon doesn't it -- The that it works yeah I use it on my. My first generation Droid but I find some time that when avenue the effort you know twenty or thirty minute it'll occasionally. Drop out -- Disconnect and reconnect. -- really via the phone loses connection or really like the -- the F start noticing that the band with on the as a band with meter on the phone choose what kind of throughput and evening. And -- like megs of downloaded -- -- keep track down -- failed to stop. Occasionally after I've been using it -- barrier for prime minister one thing you know start getting some theories megabyte downloaded. -- and -- are doing something I don't know if the app just you know. Being a little buggy enough on me a little bit old -- -- for -- and if -- like wait a minute. Read this doesn't seem right Canada -- phone couldn't do this but it's free fit for for a are and it lets her show if you do and so does he know again -- an analyst at cnet.com. Or can follow us on Twitter. -- hander and atlases where you've published shows laws all the -- Dallas news from the blog. Can following its -- at aunt who. Or follow me -- Not my real name. And -- if you can figure -- out. I -- -- every Thursday at 2 PM. Pacific cnet.com slash alive and applaud cnet.com slash Android atlas. You. -- got. Have a good week guys via later policy in two weeks.

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